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Time for reform

Immigrants' share of U.S. business startups is more than twice their portion of the nation's population.

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Winn is committed to community

Dear Editor: On behalf of everyone at WinnCompanies, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Rochester and the many city and county officials, business owners and civic leaders who supported our decision to acquire the ...

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It’s time to get rid of the nation’s debt ceiling

By AMITRAJEET A. BATABYAL   The Jan. 23, 2013, decision by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to "suspend" the debt ceiling deadline till May has brought temporary relief to the business community and to markets more generally. The imminent fear ...

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Housing tops downtown development priorities

With 57 percent, development of owner-occupied housing topped the list of priorities for downtown Rochester. A grocery store and restaurants tied for the second spot, each being chosen by 46 percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll.

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Paper failed to note reader’s bias

In this new term of Congress, Rep. Louise Slaughter is eager to move past the destructive personal attacks of the campaign and focus on what matters to families in Monroe County.

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The RPO now

What's very clear is the need for the community to support the orchestra and its musicians, as it has in the past.

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Mr. Cuomo’s numbers

 Cuomo's opening move in this year's budget process is a good starting point.

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Minimum wage hike hurts Cuomo’s upstate focus

Raising the rate, then, won't help the poor, but it is very likely to accelerate the migration of younger workers from Upstate New York to places with smarter economic policies.

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A year later

Rochester's economy must be sufficiently strong and diverse to thrive no matter how Kodak's story plays out.

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Two points on tax hikes clarified

Dear Editor:   Thomas Adams did a superb job in his piece on tax hikes ("Looming tax hikes stir debate, questions over outcome," RBJ, 11/30/12), but two subtleties got bollixed, perhaps because I was not clear enough about the details. ...

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