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Mortgage mess

The recommendation to probe the foreclosure problems vigorously and conduct new "stress tests" on the nation's largest banks seems painfully obvious.

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Fair share

Government and school district employees paying health care benefits on a par with state employees would save more than $1 billion.
 

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Second chances

For Republicans and Democrats alike, a bit of humility now could go a long way.

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Decisive day

On Tuesday, New Yorkers will play a large role in deciding what path the state takes.
 

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Brain power

Knowledge work is the driving force of Rochester's economy—old and new.

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Those ‘bad’ numbers

Bureau of Labor Statistics data show that local governments have not shed jobs at such a fast rate since the recession of the early 1980s.

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A very big burden

New York needs lower taxes, but a property tax cap is a necessary first step—and long overdue.

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Infotonics gets smart

The planned Infotonics Technology Center merger makes sense, but mostly because offers the best prospect of some return on the very big public investment so far.

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Devil in the details

It did not take long to find some unpleasant surprises in the massive health insurance act.

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That sinking feeling

Americans are frustrated with the slow recovery and likely will make Obama and Democrats in Congress pay for it.

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Keeping score

Unshackle Upstate has made the job of holding legislators accountable for their votes considerably easier.

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The credit factor

Even a modest increase in access to credit for small companies could help them turn the corner on hiring.

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Now’s the time

Enacting a property tax cap could help stem the state's outmigration and aid the cause of economic recovery.

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Its own worst enemy

It was a tough week for Hewlett-Packard Co. shareholders in the wake of CEO Mark Hurd's resignation. Or perhaps for all shareholders but one.

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