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The Silver indictment

The Sheldon Silver case in an indictment of a system New Yorkers have long tolerated.

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Polls do not reflect community

I am a Rochester businessman engaged in the same activities that occupy all of our business hours. I strive to provide the best product and service possible. I struggle with maintaining margins and meeting the needs of my employees, all ...

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Finding common ground

Members of the upstate delegation have an opportunity to set an example by working together productively on such issues.

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Upstate competition gets thumbs down

Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week announced a $1.5 billion economic revitalization competition, and nearly half of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents gave it a poor grade.  See dozens of comments from readers.

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What does the strong dollar mean for Rochester?

Readers following contemporary economic and financial events will know that the greenback is currently on an amazing upward trajectory. In just the last few months, it has strengthened against virtually every major currency in the world; its strength against the ...

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Bills’ hiring of Ryan gets good grades


The Buffalo Bills have hired Rex Ryan as head coach, and roughly half of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents are impressed. A plurality—27 percent—graded the hiring a B, while another 23 percent gave it top marks of an A. By contrast, 10 percent are wildly unimpressed. 

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Snap Poll: Most favor retail for Midtown parcel

More than half of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents favor retail, including specialty shops and restaurants, for Parcel 5 at the Midtown Rising development site.

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The $5 billion question

State lawmakers are faced with what many no doubt see as a happy problem: how to spend $5 billion.

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