May 19, 2017

Majority backs ban on salary question

This week’s RBJ Snap Poll asked readers their views of a ban on employers asking about an applicant’s salary history or to base compensation decisions on prior salary history.

May 19, 2017

Developing future leaders

Our ability, as a region, to develop our bright, young students and then convince them to remain in the area to become the business leaders of tomorrow will be crucial to the future of the Rochester economy.

May 12, 2017

Snap Poll: Plurality supports Obamacare plan

This week’s RBJ Snap Poll ask readers their views of the health care coverage legislation. A plurality of respondents support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by roughly 2-to-1 over the Republican plan.

May 10, 2017

Are mergers good for consumers?

The year 2016 was certainly an active year for mergers. In just the month of October, almost $490 billion worth of deals were announced. With regard to new deals, readers are likely to be familiar with the name Spectrum, which is what the firm resulting from the merger between Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications […]

May 5, 2017

Snap Poll: Major tournaments a great opportunity to showcase the region

This week's RBJ Snap Poll asks readers how they view the Rochester area being the site of major golf tournaments?

Apr 28, 2017

RBJ Snap Poll: Majority slams Trump’s first 100 days

President Donald Trump hits the 100th day of his presidency on Saturday – and a majority of RBJ Snap Poll respondents have not liked the start of the Trump administration.

Apr 28, 2017

Hypocrisy, ethics questions

Ever since the election, businesses have been salivating over President Donald Trump’s potential tax reform, which they believe will save them significant money. Trump released his official proposal Wednesday, and two things immediately stand out: the hypocrisy of Republican budget hawks and the questionable ethics that have surrounded Trump’s administration since before he[...]

Apr 14, 2017

Poised for photonics success

The 300-plus people who attended our Power Breakfast Series event on Rochester’s Photonics Future last Friday heard two clear messages. First, Rochester is doing exciting work in photonics and is poised to capitalize on the strong growth that’s expected in the field. Second, the Rochester community needs to work hard to take advantage of that […]

Apr 7, 2017

A victory for gay workers

Gay rights in America took another step forward this week when the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled companies cannot discriminate against LGBT employees. The ruling broadens the interpretation of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which bars discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin or sex. Judge Richard Posner wrote: […]

Mar 31, 2017

Celebrate health care

The 15th annual Health Care Achievement Awards provided an excellent opportunity to recognize the great work people are doing to keep this community healthy.

Mar 24, 2017

Automation and job losses: Which way now?

Many observers of the American workplace are concerned about the malign impact that automation is having and will continue to have on the demand for labor. 

Mar 24, 2017

A boost for electric cars

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced a $70 million program to provide electric car rebates and pay for an outreach initiative—another step toward greater market acceptance.