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A smart new service

Wegmans has long been a customer favorite in the Rochester area for the great service people receive inside their stores. Now Wegmans is offering a service that will prevent people from even needing to enter the store.

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Dereliction of duty

There is justified debate in this country about whether the Affordable Care Act is good or bad and what the ideal health care system for the United States would be. But we need not mince words when discussing Republican politicians’ approach to dealing with that difficult debate: It is an abandonment of their responsibilities.

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Large majority backs the arbitration ban

This week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau decided to ban most types of mandatory arbitration clauses, which require credit card or bank customers to use a mediator when they have a dispute—often giving up their right to sue in court. Respondents to this week’s Rochester Business Journal Snap Poll strongly support the decision to ban the clauses.

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Revamped market complete

The Public Market has long been one of Rochester’s treasures, with people in search of good deals on fresh fruit, vegetables and more packing the place, especially on Saturday mornings.

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How to overcome the impact of income inequality

A few years ago I read “Spirit Level:  Why Equality is Better for Everyone” by two British authors, Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson. Using World Health Organization data, the authors construct a careful case showing the relationship between income inequality ...

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