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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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Perception gap

Many New Yorkers say the state's quality of life mitigates its high costs, but CNBC rated it 28th in that category versus seventh in the initial ranking six years ago.

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Repeal it or not

If elected, Romney can choose to make full repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act the goal, or focus instead on changes that would greatly improve the law.

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The floodgates stay open

It is useful to recall that the law prior to Citizens United did not muzzle corporations or labor unions.

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The UR factor

UR's contribution locally is not measured in dollars and employment alone. And UR appears well-positioned to continue growing.

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The Rochester difference

The challenge for Rochester now is to capitalize on its relative strength and stability.

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