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Next step for self-driving cars (access required)

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The autonomous vehicle revolution, if it ever happens, will be a slow, lengthy process. But the next step in that process may have taken place this week. Waymo, Google’s self-driving car spinoff, on Wednesday started offering small-scale ride hailing service ...

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Kudos on giving; more needed (access required)

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Rochester has always been a philanthropic community, following the example George Eastman set with his gifts that shaped and sustained many organizations. That spirit of generosity was on display yet again this week for the eighth annual ROC the Day, ...

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Amazon brings risks, rewards (access required)

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When Amazon announced that it was soliciting bids from cities to become the site of a second headquarters, New York City and the Washington, D.C., area were among the immediate favorites to win. So it was no surprise this week ...

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Voter turnout encouraging (access required)

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Whether or not you are happy with how your political party fared in Tuesday’s elections, everybody should be encouraged by the historically high voter turnout seen locally and across the nation. Early reports estimate that about 113 million people voted ...

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An apology to our community

The cartoon that ran in the Friday, Oct. 19 issue of the Rochester Business Journal should never have been published. We take full responsibility and apologize for our mistake. It does not reflect the views of this publication or its staff....

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A great opportunity for women (access required)

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The Rochester Business Journal has long been proud to support women in business, and the events of the past year-plus have only highlighted the need for people and organizations to empower women whenever possible. The importance of having strong female ...

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Journalists deserve respect (access required)

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There have always been parts of the world that are tremendously unsafe places for journalists to practice their trade. Those places usually include war zones and countries led by authoritarian regimes. This year, the danger for journalists is spreading to ...

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Kudos to UR scientists (access required)

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The news that two of the three scientists sharing the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics did their award-winning work at the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics is further proof of the value of that institution. UR’s laser lab ...

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N.Y. needs more apprenticeships (access required)

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While a strong economy has unemployment near historical lows, there is much that could be done to improve the situation for both employers and job seekers. There are still many people who are either not working or do not have ...

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Surprise move from Collins (access required)

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When Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence, Erie County, was indicted on federal insider-trading charges, he quickly announced that he would not seek re-election in New York’s 27th Congressional District. The decision this week that not only will he remain on the ...

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NY tough on voters

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Voters in New York went to the polls Thursday to cast their votes in primary elections across the state, which provided a good reminder that New York is not an easy state in which to exercise your voting rights. New ...

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Wise use of VW settlement (access required)

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New York’s decision to invest the $127.7 million settlement it received from Volkswagen in clean vehicles is a welcome one. New York received the money as part of a national settlement resulting from Volkswagen installing devices in about 580,000 vehicles ...

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Promote our region’s greatness (access required)

2018 is the 120th anniversary of the Rochester Lilac Festival.

The Rochester region is a tremendous place to live and work for a variety of reasons, but many Rochesterians focus more on the negatives of living here than on the positives. Greater Rochester Enterprise, which works to attract new businesses ...

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Media is crucial, not the enemy

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It is one of the jobs of a free and independent press to work to hold elected officials accountable. As a result, there have been many politicians of all persuasions who have disliked the press. Some have disagreed with media ...

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