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Poised for photonics success

The 300-plus people who attended our Power Breakfast Series event on Rochester’s Photonics Future last Friday heard two clear messages. First, Rochester is doing exciting work in photonics and is poised to capitalize on the strong growth that’s expected in ...

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A victory for gay workers

Gay rights in America took another step forward this week when the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled companies cannot discriminate against LGBT employees. The ruling broadens the interpretation of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which ...

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A boost for electric cars

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced a $70 million program to provide electric car rebates and pay for an outreach initiative—another step toward greater market acceptance.

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CEO optimism on the rise

There is plenty to disagree about regarding President Donald Trump and what his administration has done since he took office, but at least one thing is inarguable: CEOs like him, or at least his plans for tax reform and business regulation. 

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We all must fight hate

There is no question that hate crimes are on the rise in America. Anecdotal evidence suggested it, and statistics from police departments across the country have confirmed it.

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Don’t ask about salary

There are many reasons for the gender pay gap that exists in America, but politicians in New York and elsewhere recently have taken steps to address one issue that can prevent women from catching up to their male counterparts in pay: salary history.

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Stay-and-pay fallacy

The notion that New York’s high earners will simply stay and pay does not hold up under scrutiny.

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The startup gap

What’s needed for a healthy, dynamic economy is more startups than closings. Unfortunately, in many U.S. metropolitan areas this is not happening.

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Negative thinking

A bit more optimism might be just what some businesses and the local economy need.

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Wishing it were so

Gov. Andrew Cuomo traveled to Trump Tower to deliver a clear message to the next U.S. president. But was Donald Trump listening?

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The true things

In a time of uncertain moral leadership, business leaders must do what's right.

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Not part of the plan

Inefficiency in local government is not the sole reason for high property taxes.

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Equity economics

New York clearly is moving in the right direction on women’s earnings.

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Time to lead

What New Yorkers want is more results on issues of importance to them

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