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Trends and compliance in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

With the announcement of the first U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement action in 2015 only six days into the new year, the U.S. Department of Justice sent the message to companies with business overseas that it would continue its ...

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Transformative plans become well worth the wait

It is said that “Good things come to those who wait.” For the Rochester Museum and Science Center, the wait was almost 30 years and the “good things” were indeed worth waiting for. In late January, after many attempts over ...

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New Yorkers remarry less often than those in other states

The percentage of ever-married New Yorkers who have married two or more times—17.2 percent of men and 15.8 percent of women—is one of the lowest in the nation, according to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau released Tuesday, based ...

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Strategic positioning for community-based health care

“One of the best aspects of health care reform is it starts to emphasize prevention.” Anne Wojcicki Last month’s column described the monumental Medicaid Managed Care Reform Initiative being implemented by New York State as rapidly as possible. The reform ...

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Non-Profit Report: Urban League of Rochester N.Y. Inc.,

Urban League of Rochester N.Y. Inc., founded in 1965, is a community-based organization that serves low-income and minority individuals within the Rochester community. As an affiliate of the National Urban League, Urban League of Rochester’s mission is to assist these ...

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Fast Start: Preserving the future

Caitlin Meives and Laura Smith, co-founders, Young Urban Preservationists, Landmark Society of Western New York What does YUP do? We are a group of youngish folks from various professions who believe our historic resources play an important role in any ...

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More than one ax to grind: education act, Buy American, state taxes

Organized labor in New York has been mobilizing to change or oppose a number of items in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budgets and legislation advocated by Cuomo designed to implement budget initiatives. As a member of the New York State AFL-CIO ...

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U.S. economy delivers mixed signals in January reports

Business spending sent out some mixed indicators in January, but they were generally better than late 2014’s poor reading. Industrial production rose a small .2 percent in January, as many durable goods companies advanced, while auto production slowed. There was ...

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Be a ‘conscious capitalist’to benefit others, self

I just finished a phenomenal book titled “Red Notice” by Bill Browder. It is a hair-raising and eye-opening real-life account of the moral depravity of Mr. Putin and his kleptocratic cronies. It is also a tale of heartbreaking injustice and ...

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What to do when social media raise red flags on a potential hire

“After we extended an offer to a candidate—and after that candidate quit her other job—one of our staff members discovered a Facebook post from her that we found very worrisome—something that our clients might find insulting. It was made in ...

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Syracuse is national champ at drawing fans

When Syracuse University officials announced 35 years ago they would be moving home basketball games from the cozy confines of Manley Field House to the cavernous Carrier Dome, I opined strongly against the change of venues. As an SU undergrad, ...

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Pending January home sales are higher this year

Led by an 11.4 percent increase in Western states, pending home sales in January were significantly above those from January 2014 in all regions of the United States, according to the Pending Home Sales Index, an indicator based on contract ...

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Non-Profit Report: The Little Theatre Film Society Inc.

Non-Profit Report: The Little Theatre Film Society Inc. was founded in 1929 in response to the proliferation of grandiose movie palaces in Rochester at that time. The theater was part of a larger “Little Cinema Movement,” the mission of which ...

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