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Commitment pays

First, Frontier Field opened to sellout crowds. Then, back-to-back news of private development in the High Falls district arrived. It all was enough for Rochester Deputy Mayor Jeffrey Carlson to exult: “What’s happening is what we said would happen.” The ...

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Late, not great

How long can a state go without a budget? New York’s governor and legislators seemed determined to find out. They blew past the old record of tardiness and then passed the July Fourth holiday with barely a shrug. But finally, ...

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Opinion overwhelms “facts”

Dear Editor: The letter to the editor by the Rev. Habib J. Khoury (“Clinton distorts economic facts,” RBJ 7/12/96) over-argues an anti-Clinton point of view. The economy by many measures is very strong, but working people are not participating proportionately ...

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Has technology changed your work?

I recently got a new job. What happened to the old one? I still have it. Each week, I edit another issue of the Rochester Business Journal. But for the past month I’ve also edited and produced the Business Journal’s ...

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Clinton distorts economic facts

Dear Editor: The recent claims of the White House that America now has the strongest economy in 30 years seems to be no more than the usual “hot air” this administration has been blowing on us since 1992. The facts ...

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Hope over fear

One way to react to last week’s Russian presidential election is to shudder: roughly four in 10 voters cast their ballots for Gennadi Zyuganov, the Communist who promised a Soviet restoration. Another response is to cheer the fact that ordinary ...

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A short course on the Daily Edition

The Rochester Business Journal’s Daily Edition today completes its second week of publication on the Internet’s World Wide Web. As when we launched our ground-breaking PC-based archive edition, NewsLink, in early 1995, the Daily Edition has sparked keen interest and ...

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A dream realized

Like the Bausch & Lomb Inc. world headquarters that opened last October, bringing new vibrancy to one corner of Rochester’s downtown, Frontier Field might not have been built. At least downtown. Or even in the Rochester metro area. From the ...

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Best time-wasters make waiting an art

Whenever I go to the airport, I always plan to waste time as efficiently as possible. It is the perfect setting to practice various time-wasting techniques. I start by just staring at the floor. There are some truly unique patterns ...

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Let the votes be cast

In the jargon of the day, it might be called politics as usual–not. With the presidential campaign season ready to hit high gear, the last thing one might expect out of the nation’s capital is a compromise on an issue ...

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A hard lesson in entrepreneurship

Recently, I was speaking with a woman entrepreneur who had the classic problem of undercapitalization and was striving to keep her business afloat. The first words out of her mouth were “I feel like such a failure.” I reminded her ...

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The real victors

When the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office announced it would refer Eastman Kodak Co.’s complaint against the Japanese government and Fuji Photo Film Co. Ltd. to the fledgling World Trade Organization, Kodak officials declared victory. So did Fuji officials. In fact, ...

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Excessive spending must be resisted

First, the state’s existing tax cuts will go forward as scheduled. State leaders, both Democratic and Republican, agree that reducing our taxes is essential, both for our economy and to keep a promise to working New Yorkers. Second, for all ...

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Fixing the blame

When Gov. George Pataki unveiled his spending proposal in December, a month earlier than usual, he put state lawmakers on notice that he would not take the rap for a late state budget this year. Now, one might ask why ...

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Attorneys should mine Net resources

For those of you not up to speed on Latin prefixes, that’s at least 5,000 gigabytes or 5 trillion bytes. For classicists unfamiliar with silicon-based quantification, that’s one helluva lot of information pumping to and fro. And it’s just the ...

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