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The Optical Society–marking a century of light

Optics and photonics are the backbone of modern national security applications, energy exploration, environmental monitoring, industrial controls and more.

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More than zero

Fiduciary responsibility does exist in business. It is a legal obligation to act in the best interest of others.

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Snap Poll: Most oppose pay hike for lawmakers

Nearly two-thirds of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll oppose an increase in New York lawmakers’ annual salary. A state commission has until mid-November to decide if state legislators will get their first pay hike since 1999.

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Can job creation today keep pace with job destruction?

Arthur Gardner was an electrician. Born in 1883, one year after Thomas Edison turned on the lights for 59 customers in Lower Manhattan, my grandfather was part of a new and rapidly growing occupation. He spent his workdays running wire ...

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Cuomo bears responsibility, most say

Ninety-four percent of respondents say Cuomo bears at least some responsibility for the alleged corruption in his administration’s upstate redevelopment initiatives.

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Still overcast

New York's taxes create a climate that is among the least inviting to businesses anywhere in the country.

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Clinton won first debate, most say

In the eyes of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll, Democrat Hillary Clinton was the victor in her first debate with Republican Donald Trump. The two candidates squared off Monday night in a 90-minute event that drew the largest TV audience ever for a U.S. presidential debate.

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A spreading stain

The stain of public corruption now has spread to the executive chamber and beyond.

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Majority opposes Kaepernick’s protest

Three out of four respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll do not support San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem, which he says is a protest against racial oppression.

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A moat no more

Even skeptics should have a much clearer idea of the potential of filling in a portion of the Inner Loop.

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Who’s No. 1? You really can’t tell from most rankings

Oscar Wilde’s quip—“The truth is never pure and rarely simple”—is flagrantly ignored by the “Best Places/Top Cities” industry. Yes, these “Top XX” lists have been around since Athens vs. Sparta. We’ve had decades with the “Best Places to Live” lists; ...

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Plurality: U.S. less safe than before 9/11

It has been 15 years since nearly 3,000 people were killed in the deadliest U.S. terrorist attacks on record, and a plurality of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents say they feel less safe than before the attacks.

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