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Forecast 2016: Readers offer views on what 2016 will bring

The Rochester Business Journal’s Forecast 2016 survey to gauge local business prospects found generally upbeat sentiment about the coming year. The survey results, published Dec. 18, showed two-thirds of readers think the outlook for their company and its industry over ...

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Adding up the numbers

All of the available statistics suggest a local economy that’s on a positive track but still faces significant challenges.

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Most readers give Cuomo poor grades

An improving economy and highly publicized investments in the upstate region have failed to improve Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s standing among Rochester Business Journal readers.

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Brooks’ performance gets solid grades

Maggie Brooks is wrapping up her 12-year tenure as Monroe County executive, and the majority of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll gave her performance solid grades.

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Age of anxiety

Free enterprise can work for all and, even with its flaws, remains the best path to prosperity.

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Most value experience in next president

The majority of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say a candidate’s experience in government or military leadership are important when deciding which candidate to support for president in 2016.

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A good first step

State and local governments nationwide grant tax breaks that annually amount to billions of dollars. Yet there is a surprising lack of disclosure about the impact on public finances and lack of standards on measuring success.

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Guilty as charged

If the governor and lawmakers want to signal they truly intend to clean up Albany, they could move quickly on a couple of much-discussed measures.

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Stuck in place

The Tax Foundation’s research is a useful reminder, however, that New York still has much work to do.

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Snap Poll: Fantasy sports sites violate law, most say

Nearly two-thirds of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say daily fantasy sports sites such as DraftKings and FanDuel violate New York law on gambling. More than half also say the state law should not be changed to define daily fantasy sports as legal games of skill.

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