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A deal that works

The  Eastman Business Park agreement might not have a catchy name, but with common sense on its side, it hardly needs one. 

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The case for optimism

Barring unexpected events, the recovery here and nationwide is likely to continue strengthening.

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Immigration’s economics

When the opportunity arises to do what's fair and what's good for the economy, it should not be wasted.

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Stuck without jobs

Some have called this a jobless recovery. At a glance the data seem to tell a different story, however.

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What now for B&L?

In the best-case scenario, Valeant with Bausch & Lomb will grow on a scale that neither firm could have achieved separately.

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Two New Yorks

New York would be better served if leaders had more faith in the idea of a state friendly to all businesses.

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Protecting their own

Ousting Mr. Silver as Assembly speaker would not transform the capital's culture; the problems are too deeply rooted. But consequences for misuse of his power would be a first step.

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The shrinking deficit

It has been called the incredible shrinking deficit, and this week its projected size plunged again--to the smallest gap since 2008.

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The realist

A willingness to speak plainly about hard facts is necessary but not sufficient to lead the city. The ability to plan for the future and get things done is essential, too.

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The cap and its critics

There's reason to be disappointed with the property tax cap. But let's resist the temptation to write it off as a mistake or failure.

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Interpreting the numbers

The region's performance probably was neither as strong as it appeared then nor as weak as it seemed this past winter.

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A grand compromise

To many people, immigration reform is a moral issue. Others, including most employers, see it in economic terms.

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Broken trust

Votersshould do their part by refusing to re-elect anyone who clearly has violated the public trust.

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Tangled up in taxes

Once upon a time, some people had the quaint notion that online sales needed protection from taxation. That's when e-commerce was in its infancy.

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Disappointing deal

In too many ways, the 2013-14 state budget deal backs misguided priorities.

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