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Downtown rising

After years of decline, the heart of the Rochester-Finger Lakes region is beating noticeably stronger these days.

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Monroe Community College tackles economy’s skills gap

Last week we learned that the economy added 236,000 jobs in February. It was better than a sharp stick in the eye, to be sure. But it still isn’t enough.   Average job growth over the past six months has ...

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Dow surge doesn’t signal recovery, majority says

A slight majority-53 percent-of respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll says the stock market's recent surge does not necessarily signal a strengthening economic recovery. The plurality of readers, however, are optimistic about the prospects for the nation's economy in the next 12 months.

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Resisting pessimism

 The Rochester area faces economic challenges, to be sure, but they should not be overestimated.

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For leaders, transparent conversations take courage

Corporate leaders walk a tightrope between transparency and secrecy. We can’t recklessly talk about everything we know. At the same time, open conversations help fix issues before bad news turns into a full-blown crisis.   Recent examples show the dangers ...

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More than half oppose new gun-control law

More than 60 percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll oppose the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, New York's new gun-control law.

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How Albany could help

Despite its challenges, Rochester is, as the mayor notes, a vibrant city-one making considerable strides in its revitalization efforts.

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Narrow majority concerned about impact of sequester

Slightly more than half of respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll expressed concern earlier this week about across-the-board federal spending cuts known as the sequester, slated to kick in today unless Congress and President Barack Obama reached an eleventh-hour deal on deficit reduction.

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Risk and reward

Doing what's right for the country will require political courage, and voters should reward such courage.

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