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START-UP costs

New York taxpayers should not be told what legislation such as START-UP NY is likely to cost only after it is enacted.

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Restaurant 2 Vine tops recommendations

RBJ Daily Report readers named Restaurant 2 Vine as the favorite among fine-dining restaurants to recommend for out-of-town visitors to the Rochester/Finger Lakes region. In second place is Richardson’s Canal House, and rounding out the top four are Black & Blue Steak and Crab and Rooney’s Restaurant.

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Beyond the Big Three

It's hard to say exactly when Eastman Kodak Co., Bausch & Lomb Inc. and Xerox Corp. ceased to be Rochester's Big Three, but few would dispute this has occurred. This week that fact was underscored by news on each of these companies.

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Readers favor print over e-book format

Respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll are loyal to traditional book formats. Seventy percent favor print over e-books.

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Part-time recovery

The worst economic downturn since the Great Depression ended in June 2009, but it appears someone forgot to tell millions of Americans.

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Readers favor delaying parts of health law

Nearly three-quarters of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll support a one-year delay in implementing the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate, which requires employers with more than 50 full-time employees to provide health care coverage for their workers or pay fines.

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The tourism factor

Tourism is a significant factor in the regional economy, and strategic efforts should be made to maximize its potential.

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Snap Poll: Give disgraced politicians second chance?

More than four out of five respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say they would not vote for a politician convicted of any crime involving his or her elected office, or one who was convicted of a felony. Only 14 percent say they would not rule out voting for a disgraced politician.

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A starting point

The ABO report is a useful starting point for a much-needed discussion about the operations of public authorities in this state.

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A deal that works

The  Eastman Business Park agreement might not have a catchy name, but with common sense on its side, it hardly needs one. 

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