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Snap Poll: Tax burden tops risks to local economy

Three-quarters of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say the state and local tax burden poses a significant risk to the health of the Rochester-area economy over the next five years. It was the only risk rated significant by more than half of the poll participants.

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The nation’s choice

The question now is what Mr. Trump will do with his chance. Will he revert to candidate Trump? Or will he seize the opportunity to confound the nation once again, by demonstrating civility, generosity and a commitment to being the leader of the entire country?

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Decision time

Taking part in the political process is a right in this country, not an obligation.

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A decade of asking readers what they think

On Oct. 13, 2006, the Rochester Business Journal’s weekly edition contained the results of a poll that posed this question to readers: “Do you think the congressional page scandal will hurt Rep. Thomas Reynolds’ bid for re-election?” What’s worth noting ...

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Snap Poll: Outlook on area economy is mixed

Recent data have sent mixed signals about the Rochester-area economy, and respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll reflect the outlook.

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They know growth

When it comes to describing the local economy, you could say data don’t tell the whole story about how the Rochester region is faring.

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Poll: Outsourcing blamed for job loss

More than half of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll blame trade deals and outsourcing of jobs to lower-cost countries for the decline in manufacturing jobs over the last 25 years.

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The poverty numbers

Dozens of organizations and thousands of area residents are committed to the long battle against poverty here.

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