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Consider security, liquidity, returns to manage corporate cash

Corporate cash management is the practice of managing a company’s short-term assets to strengthen its long-term outlook. When done well, it can significantly impact a business’s bottom line by stabilizing current operations, mobilizing cash and optimizing liquidity. When it comes ...

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Expectations are sky-high as the Bills open training camp

As we’ve learned again this off-season, nobody sells hope like the Buffalo Bills. And nobody buys it like Buffalo Bills fans. Despite a 15-season playoff famine and a huge question mark at quarterback, the Bills have peddled a record number ...

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Average U.S. pensioner received $28,537 in 2014

More than 9.5 million Americans received benefits from state and local pension systems in 2014, according to the latest U.S. Census report on State and Locally Administered Defined Benefit Pension Systems, released on July 28. The average U.S. pensioner received ...

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Non-Profit Report: Compeer Rochester Inc.

Compeer Rochester Inc. started as a small inpatient program, called Adopt a Patient, at the State Psychiatric Hospital in 1973. The name of this initiative became Compeer, crafted from the words “companion” and “peer.” The Compeer model was rooted in ...

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Team members’ commitment builds company success

“You can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful place in the world, but it requires people to make the dream a reality.” —Walt Disney A key part of developing an impactful workplace culture is storytelling. While any company ...

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Fast Start: City living

It might be the lazy, hazy days of summer, but St. Paul Quarter will be hopping Aug. 15. Rochester Young Professionals and Hive Properties are holding a pub crawl from noon to 4 p.m. But there’s more going on than ...

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Court decisions impact core bankruptcy law principles

Several high court decisions have implicated core bankruptcy law principles and shaped the rights of debtors and creditors in bankruptcy this year. Let’s take a look at four key issues affected by recent rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court (and ...

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Non-Profit Report: Ontario ARC

Founded in 1954, Ontario ARC provides vocational, residential, clinical, day habitation, recreation and transportation services for nearly 1,000 people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in Ontario County. Ontario ARC’s Abbey Employment Services supports people who want to expand their ...

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Stage is set for possible challenge to N.Y. investment income laws

Paying state tax once is bad enough, but certain unlucky taxpayers pay state tax twice on investment income, as a result of a New York state law that denies credits for taxes paid to other states in some cases. A ...

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Look past short-term drag; opportunities lie ahead

International trade has been one of the largest drags on global economic growth in recent years. World trade volume rose 2.8 percent in 2014 and averaged 2.4 percent over the past three years—well below the 6 percent pre-recession norm. The ...

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New York single-family home prices on the rise

Single-family home prices in New York, including distressed homes, rose 5.6 percent from May 2014 to May 2015, according to the most recent Home Price Index report released by CoreLogic on July 6. New York and Vermont were the only ...

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