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The value-added tax deserves a close look

Supporters of the value-added tax have argued that one of the biggest advantages the VAT has relative to other taxes is that it makes the task of tax enforcement relatively straightforward.

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Those are the breaks

It’s no surprise that many believe a system with broader-based rates and without a multitude of breaks would be more equitable.

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Help United Way achieve goal for community

Donating to United Way of Greater Rochester is the most effective, efficient way to achieve solutions for our community’s most critical challenges.

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Sweet spot

What if the conventional wisdom about Rochester these days is wrong? Would we believe it?

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Mixed message

For the second straight year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers in Albany stretched the definition of “on-time.”

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The game is rigged by mergers, lack of competition

Got a connecting flight? As long as you’re continuing with the same airline, the gate can’t be that far away, right? Not anymore. If you’ve flown through Detroit lately, you’re familiar with Delta’s McNamara Terminal. With 121 gates, the terminal ...

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Loop dreams

The Inner Loop East Transformation Project offers the chance to dramatically improve a key portion of downtown for generations to come.

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Most readers, firms not active on Twitter

In business, Twitter has become an important marketing tool for many firms—but not all. In fact, more than 60 percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say their business is not active on Twitter. An even larger share—nearly three-quarters—say they’re not personally active on the social media platform.

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Reversal of fortune

Anyone who has paid attention to Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. over the last few years cannot be surprised by its reversal of fortune.

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