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Candidates spend in final push of campaigns

The sole countywide position in this year’s election, Monroe County clerk, has generated hundreds of thousands of dollars in spending so far, heading into the final week before the Nov. 8 election. Variations in how the two candidates report their ...

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Economists present views at Simon event

Advice for policymakers overseeing the nation’s economy came in the form of a medical metaphor at the Simon Business School’s 37th annual economic outlook on Wednesday morning at the Hyatt Regency Rochester. Narayana Kocherlakota, former president of the Federal Reserve ...

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A decade of asking readers what they think

On Oct. 13, 2006, the Rochester Business Journal’s weekly edition contained the results of a poll that posed this question to readers: “Do you think the congressional page scandal will hurt Rep. Thomas Reynolds’ bid for re-election?” What’s worth noting ...

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Snap Poll: Outlook on area economy is mixed

Recent data have sent mixed signals about the Rochester-area economy, and respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll reflect the outlook.

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Report: Many in Monroe County unprepared for retirement

Generation Xers and baby boomers in Monroe County are struggling to afford basic necessities and are unprepared for retirement, a new report from AARP New York and Siena College suggests.

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ROC Future’s school report card to be issued

Reports cards can evoke dread, but when ROC the Future issues its annual State of Our Children assessment next week, many in the community will be eager to learn from its insights. “To me, the report card is like the ...

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Welfare system that discourages work ambitions needs fixing

In the past month, I have attended two presentations by Rob Sands, chairman of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and CEO of Constellation Brands, and Danny Wegman, Rochester Chamber board member and Wegmans Food Markets CEO, on exploring more ...

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Landmark Society identifies sites for revitalization

The Landmark Society of Western New York Inc. has released its 2016 Five to Revive, a list of historic sites it has identified as opportunities for targeted, strategic revitalization.

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COMIDA approves Dome Arena project for tax breaks

The developers of the Dome Arena in Henrietta received tax incentives totaling nearly $974,000 from the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency on Tuesday for a $12 million renovation and addition to the 100,000-square-foot building.

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Making living spaces comfortable and safe

Though you might not know what universal design is, you see it almost everywhere you go. It’s the metal bars on a bathroom wall. The low sink with leg room underneath. The elevator in a two-story building. The ramp leading ...

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Step out of your comfort zone in retirement

What’s next, when the career winds down and the schedule opens up? Retirement, for some, is a welcome break from the daily commitments of a job, a chance to relax. For others, it’s a smack on the head to step ...

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