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Urban edge

Colleges and universities can help drive economic growth in urban areas.

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Too little climate change

The Tax Foundation index is a rather crude measure. But by any yardstick, New York has an uncompetitive tax climate.

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The future imagined

What's needed is a new generation of growth-oriented companies and community leaders who believe our combined assets are more than sufficient to build a prosperous future.

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Wise to warn

An early warning system to identify municipalities and school districts under budgetary strain is a prudent step.

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Already a winner

When the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council was awarded $68.8 million in state funding last December, the news was greeted in some quarters with disappointment. That’s because this region was not among the big four winners statewide.   The ...

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The jobs issue

Normally, a drop in the nation's unemployment rate would be reason to cheer. But August's decline to 8.1 percent from 8.3 percent the month before prompted more hand-wringing than clapping.

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Recovery ratio

It seems unlikely we're headed for another economic slump--unless political forces trigger it.

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New York’s fiscal risks

The weak recovery is not the only threat to New York's fiscal health. Major challenges are on the horizon.

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A cliffhanger

There is, thankfully, a third possible "fiscal cliff" scenario.

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Deductive fallacy

If the goal is to help the millions of unemployed Americans, the Bring Jobs Home Act would be a poor way to accomplish it.

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Before the wave

What's not to like about Greek yogurt? It's delicious and healthy and requires three times the amount of milk needed to produce traditional yogurt.

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A worthwhile pause

The size of the federal government is an important topic for debate, but let's hope it happens without the usual grandstanding and fact-bending.

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The Medicaid threat

The idea of federalizing Medicaid, in exchange for reduced federal aid to states, is not new.

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The trade equation

Rochester's future economic performance is likely to depend on the ability of local businesses to compete in the global marketplace.

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