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Photonics’ promise

Wednesday’s announcement that two leading photonics firms plan to locate and invest here should help persuade many skeptics that the photonics promise is real.

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EITC does it

The earned income tax credit is not as easy to get your mind around.

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Cash conundrum

Now might be a very good time for a stronger show of confidence in growth prospects.

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Beyond growth

Rochester has a well-deserved reputation for economic resilience. It is not known, however, for its robust growth.

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Why inequality matters

By helping lower-income workers to get the skills needed to land better-paying jobs, we can narrow the gap and lift more residents out of poverty.

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Words and action

Good leaders do more than listen; they act upon sound advice.

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Readers weigh in on Xerox split

The majority of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say Xerox Corp.’s plan to split into two public companies is a positive for shareholders but a negative for Rochester-area employees.

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Turn for the worse

Responsible lawmakers must work together to enact a long-term budget agreement that includes a sound plan for fiscal reform.

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How bad it was

The civilian labor force here also dropped during and after the recession, and it has yet to return to its previous level.

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Adding up the numbers

All of the available statistics suggest a local economy that’s on a positive track but still faces significant challenges.

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Age of anxiety

Free enterprise can work for all and, even with its flaws, remains the best path to prosperity.

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A good first step

State and local governments nationwide grant tax breaks that annually amount to billions of dollars. Yet there is a surprising lack of disclosure about the impact on public finances and lack of standards on measuring success.

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