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On the outside

More jobs are needed—especially for those who think the economy has no place for them.

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Wealth on the move

The talent and energy of individuals is not all that’s lost when outmigration occurs. The movement of wealth also matters a great deal.

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The new regs

It’s not easy to find examples of bipartisanship in Washington, but the Jumpstart Our Business Startups or JOBS Act surely was one of them.

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Divided economy

A new report from state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli confirms what most people already know: New York’s economy actually is two economies—New York City and everywhere else.

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Fast-food folly

There are numerous problems with a $15-an-hour minimum wage for fast-food workers, and unintended consequences are likely.

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The photonics promise

The decision to base the new institute for integrated photonics here is a very big deal for Rochester.

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More than money

An influx of state funds alone will not transform a regional economy.

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Tax-cap discipline

The four-year extension of New York's property tax cap was one of the better things to come out of the just-concluded legislative session.

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Startup rules

In a recession, opportunity abounds for those with the entrepreneurial spirit. At least, that’s what a number of economists believe.

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Education impact

The economic importance of the Rochester region’s higher education institutions is no secret.

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Tax-cap turnabout

The cap should be made permanent—and voters should demand that the governor and legislators honor the other part of the bargain.

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