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Plurality rates nation’s economy as fair

Forty-seven percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll rate the state of the U.S. economy today as fair. Thirty-seven percent rate it good. Only 4 percent gave the economy an excellent rating, while 12 percent said it is poor.

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The print edition has a new look, and here’s why

Two decades ago, the Rochester Business Journal developed its first digital version of the weekly newspaper. It was fairly primitive by today’s standards, but a sign of things to come in the publishing industry. At the time, I would have ...

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Fresh investment

It's easy to understand why the health of the Great Lakes is critically important. But that vitality has been jeopardized by two centuries of development.

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Trade with China hurts lower-skill U.S. workers

Policy makers need to recognize that the import shocks stemming from manufactures trade with China impose substantial labor adjustment costs on those American workers who are least equipped to deal with these costs.

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Most oppose raise for state lawmakers

More than three out of four RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents are against New York lawmakers getting a pay raise. Of those who favor a raise, 18 percent support the move only if per-diem payments are dropped.

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Time for a raise?

New York lawmakers have much more to do before they’ve earned a raise.

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Opportunity for all

While recent trends may not be entirely clear, this much is: the importance of job creation and retention.

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Snap Poll: Most disapprove of immigration order

The majority of this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents-nearly 60 percent-disapprove of President Barack Obama taking executive action on immigration, though nearly 70 percent favor establishing a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

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Poll: Most do not seek repeal of Obamacare

While a plurality of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents—43 percent—say the Affordable Care Act should be repealed, more than half of the poll participants do not support that move. A year ago, a slight majority favored repeal.

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More transit investment needed

Dear Editor, On Oct. 20, we joined with federal, state and local partners to dedicate the brand-new RTS Transit Center. Years in the making, it signals a new era for public transportation and improved quality of life in Rochester. It ...

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