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As DoD cuts loom, suppliers must add expertise

Supply-chain vendors that can provide more technical, administrative and logistical support for defense procurement may find their services in greater demand.

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Minimum wage hike hurts Cuomo’s upstate focus

Raising the rate, then, won't help the poor, but it is very likely to accelerate the migration of younger workers from Upstate New York to places with smarter economic policies.

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Workers’ comp trusts are a good idea gone bad

Since 1966, New York has permitted employers within a given industry to cooperate in forming group self-insured trusts to provide workers’ compensation benefits. Under the statute that authorized the formation of GSITs, and by contract, each member of the GSIT ...

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It’s time to stop vilifying workers’ compensation

The Rochester Business Alliance and Unshackle Upstate, in their quest to influence elected officials and business leaders, are perpetuating propaganda that is simple to dispel.

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Boomers will redefine senior living communities

At 78 million strong, baby boomers have the ability to greatly influence the senior living community business, just as they drove trends in rock 'n' roll, the workforce and politics, to name just a few.

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Reducing uncertainty when village voters consider dissolution

Several proposals to dissolve village boundaries were on the ballot last week. Voters in the villages of Malone in Franklin County and Chaumont in Jefferson County both rejected the idea. The Wayne County village of Lyons embraced it, although by ...

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Is income redistribution in the U.S. excessive?

In contemporary times-and especially in this election year-there has been a lot of debate on whether the U.S. tax system leads to excessive redistribution.   Those on the right love to point to findings that show the top 1 percent ...

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RRPC demonstrates the power of ‘co-opetition’

Many industries are coping with the effects of the struggling U.S. economy. Thankfully, the need for precision optics manufactured in the United States, especially in the Rochester area, shows that there is some light at the end of the tunnel. ...

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