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Snap Poll: College athletes not employees, most say

Nearly three-quarters of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say college athletes who receive scholarships should not be considered employees of their schools. See dozens of comments from readers.

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Wilson’s Bills enhanced Western New York’s quality of life

Ralph Wilson loved to laugh. And unlike many of his stuffed-shirt, self-important peers in the NFL ownership fraternity, he wasn’t afraid to poke fun at himself. The man who paid the Bills had a million stories, and one he reveled ...

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CVS right to halt cigarette sales, most say

A resounding 95 percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll support CVS Caremark’s recent decision to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products.

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How he played the game

Let’s hope those who control the team’s fate will approach that responsibility by asking, “What would Ralph do?”

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Politically polarizing, climate change is a public policy nightmare

The polar vortex has me thinking about global warming. Not the reflexive, “How could the world be warming and still post the coldest temps in recent memory?” I’m on board with the scientific consensus on climate change, and I’ve a ...

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Snap Poll: Most not confident about new Kodak chief

More than half of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say they are not confident that Eastman Kodak Co.’s new CEO can lead the company to consistent profitable growth.

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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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