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The poverty problem

Reducing the city's poverty rate is central to the future health of Rochester's economy. But what strategy will work, after so many seem to have failed?

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Inventing Rochester

They built this city. While it’s true that the history of Rochester since its founding in 1834 cannot be told solely through the story of the city’s businesses, it’s not an overstatement to say that they made Rochester. Starting with ...

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Only way out

Gov. David Paterson's approval rating is in a very deep hole. His biggest problem is the perception that he caves in the face of pressure from the Legislature.

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Gap analysis

If the governor truly tries to reduce state spending, will he be willing to resist legislative efforts to hit up the wealthy yet again?

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Critical condition

After a string of single-digit premium rate increases, Rochester’s insurers announced 10 percent hikes for 1999. This year brought no relief. Now, the news gets worse. In late October, Preferred Care said it would seek an average premium rate increase ...

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