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Time to renew TPA

A final Trans-Pacific Partnership accord can and should be debated by lawmakers. But let's give the president the authority needed to wrap up the agreement.

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Rochester’s next mayor

For Lovely Warren, the hardest work likely awaits her. But that fact in no way diminishes what she already has accomplished.

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Not ready to compete

Without significant improvements to the U.S. education system, employers will need to carry a heavier load to remain competitive.

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Dueling rulings

It is unreasonable to expect online merchants to collect taxes under current laws for the thousands of taxing jurisdictions nationwide.

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Pledging tax cuts

Going forward, the goal should be clear: Simplify the state's tax code and reduce rates broadly.

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The city’s hard numbers

The broader context--how Rochester compares to the national average--underscores the city's plight.

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Broader is better

Broad-based tax reduction is both more fair and more effective in the long run.

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A fine balance

While the original goal of protecting investors remains an important one, some of these regulations have failed to keep up with the times.

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Saying thanks

It's not too early to reciprocate Thomas Richards' expression of gratitude: It has been a privilege to have him serve the city of Rochester.
 

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Another gap to bridge

If Lovely Warren becomes Rochester's next mayor, both she and the business community will need a strong working relationship built on trust and mutual interest.

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Ditching the Loop

To achieve the potential city officials and others envision, with additional jobs and a growing tax base, will require substantial private investment.

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The new Kodak

For all his success, George Eastman also faced repeated setbacks and knew the prospect of failure was always present.

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Auditing the comptroller

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli issues a steady stream of audits that highlight lax practices at state agencies and local government offices. This week, he found himself at the other end of a critical audit by a state watchdog

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Europe and us

All politics may be local, but for business and the economy, global trends matter greatly--which is one very good reason to welcome this week's news that the eurozone's recession is finally over.

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START-UP costs

New York taxpayers should not be told what legislation such as START-UP NY is likely to cost only after it is enacted.

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