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Bernanke sees a ‘moderate economic recovery’

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke thinks the emerging economic recovery will have staying power, but he does not expect a quick reduction in unemployment.

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What’s so wrong with using reconciliation?

Despite vigorous and occasionally mendacious opposition from congressional Republicans, until recently President Barack Obama's decentralized and "hands off" approach to health care legislation was working. Democrats had managed to pass health care bills in both the House and the Senate, and all that remained to be done was to reconcile the two bills into one final law.

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RPO is threatened by proposed budget cuts

In response to Gov. David Paterson’s proposed budget cuts, which include a nearly 20 percent cut in New York State Council on the Arts funding, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra president and CEO Charles Owens and other leaders from major upstate orchestras ...

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Here’s the skinny on sticking to a gym routine

Yes, I’ve been writing long enough to have learned that editors have certain preferences when it comes to personal descriptive terms. Thus, I’m well aware that the use of adjectives like "slender" or "stocky" is recommended, rather than such inelegant ...

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Unions aim to monopolize construction work

After reading James Bertolone’s latest column ("Anti-union contractors profit by exploiting their workers," RBJ, 1/15/10), I am compelled to send a response. As the Rochester regional vice president of Associated Builders and Contractors’ Empire State Chapter, I can only qualify ...

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Unions aim to monopolize construction work

After reading James Bertolone’s latest column ("Anti-union contractors profit by exploiting their workers," RBJ, 1/15/10), I am compelled to send a response. As the Rochester regional vice president of Associated Builders and Contractors’ Empire State Chapter, I can only qualify ...

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Marketing helped save the world

The world has changed in 60 years, but the Ad Council of Rochester's goal of building capacity within the non-profit community isn't changing.

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Technology brings new means of rejection

Top-quality people get rejected every day. It can happen to anybody, anywhere. It’s part of life. Show me a person who claims never to have been rejected, always to have been accepted, and I’ll prove you have discovered a person ...

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