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Sep 18, 2015

A political number

Research on the impact of minimum wage laws is voluminous and it offers plenty to both sides of the debate.

Sep 11, 2015

On the outside

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

Sep 4, 2015

The big disconnect?

Just how connected are Wall Street and Main Street, anyway?

Aug 28, 2015

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.

Aug 21, 2015

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.

Aug 14, 2015

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.

Aug 7, 2015

Fast-food folly

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

Jul 31, 2015

The photonics promise

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

Jul 24, 2015

The third way

How to plug New York’s glaring “LLC loophole”? Let’s count the ways.

Jul 17, 2015

More than money

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

Jul 10, 2015

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.

Jul 3, 2015

Why fewer homeowners?

The trend of declining homeownership is not new, but the fact it has not abated with the strengthening economy is striking.