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Measuring inequality

Rochester is not a city where the paramount problem is the outsize incomes of a wealthy few. Rather, growth in jobs is the surest route to reducing poverty and income inequality.

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The degree dilemma

It’s not clear what can be done about the underemployment of many college graduates.

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Plurality says free trade pacts are bad for Rochester economy

The plurality of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll—43 percent—says the North American Free Trade Agreement has been bad for the Rochester economy. This compares with 40 percent who say it has helped and 17 percent who say its effect has been neutral.

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The renters’ burden

Rent affordability affects not only low-income urban households but also recent college graduates at first jobs.

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Readers back possible GOP challengers

In this year’s race for New York governor, respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll favored Republicans Donald Trump and Rob Astorino over incumbent Democrat Andrew Cuomo. In a matchup between Cuomo and 2010 GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino, however, Cuomo came out on top.

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Narrow majority supports Common Core

Fifty-three percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll support the Common Core educational standards.

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The $10.10 equation

There’s a better way than the minimum wage to help boost lower-income households.

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