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Infotonics gets smart

The planned Infotonics Technology Center merger makes sense, but mostly because offers the best prospect of some return on the very big public investment so far.

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Devil in the details

It did not take long to find some unpleasant surprises in the massive health insurance act.

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That sinking feeling

Americans are frustrated with the slow recovery and likely will make Obama and Democrats in Congress pay for it.

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Keeping score

Unshackle Upstate has made the job of holding legislators accountable for their votes considerably easier.

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The credit factor

Even a modest increase in access to credit for small companies could help them turn the corner on hiring.

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Now’s the time

Enacting a property tax cap could help stem the state's outmigration and aid the cause of economic recovery.

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Its own worst enemy

It was a tough week for Hewlett-Packard Co. shareholders in the wake of CEO Mark Hurd's resignation. Or perhaps for all shareholders but one.

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No regrets

Gov. David Paterson has no regrets about dropping out of the 2010 governor's race or his conduct in the Johnson-Booker affair.

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Politics above all

In Washington, two parties can find a way to be at loggerheads over a bill that nearly all lawmakers fundamentally agree on.

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Two views

When the federal stimulus funding is gone, N.Y. will have two choices: make permanent state spending cuts or raise taxes.

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The cap next door

Confronted with enormous budgetary problems, New Jersey has chosen to focus on reining in taxes, not raising them.

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Bad economics

Extending federal unemployment benefits is both the compassionate and the economically smart thing to do.  

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Play no more

One hopes the new SEC rule makes investment adviser "pay to play" practices much less common.

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Status quo vote

Once again, school budget voters have not exactly sent lawmakers a clear message in favor of a property tax cap statewide.

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Prior approval redux

Time is very likely to show that a return to prior approval of health insurance premium increases was the wrong remedy.

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