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Businesses vocal on immigration

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With the stock market at record highs and a tax reform bill set to save them millions (if not billions) of dollars, businesses across the country have several reasons to be happy with Donald Trump’s presidency so far. However, there ...

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Cuomo’s agenda ambitious

Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave his State of the State address Wednesday, laying out his agenda for 2018. In short, the agenda is ambitious, putting him at odds with some very powerful groups in the state and nationally. As is usually ...

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Tax bill a missed chance

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Now that President Trump’s promised tax reform bill has passed both the House and Senate, more informed analyses are coming out based on what actually ended up in the final bill. As you might expect, there is disagreement depending on who is putting the analysis together, but there are several conclusions that seem indisputable.

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From startup to benefactor (access required)

Austin McChord

The story of Austin McChord and Datto is a feel-good tale from start to sale. McChord founded the data-protection company before he graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology. This week, having sold the company to Vista Equity Partners, McChord donated $50 million to the university that nurtured his idea. McChord, who said his “success today would not have been possible without my time at RIT,” designated the money to help encourage creativity and entrepreneurship and to boost the university’s study of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.

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‘Time’ gets it right

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Time magazine says that its Person of the Year award goes to the person, group, idea or object that “for better or for worse … has done the most to influence the events of the year.” With that as the ...

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Green job growth

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A new report from the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority shows that clean energy can help the economy as well as the environment. According to the 2017 New York Clean Energy Industry Report, clean energy jobs increased ...

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