This Week
  • Jane Shukitis embraces her new challenge as CEO of Visiting Nurse Service.

  • Edward Gigliotti suffered for two years before finding cure and new life.

  • At 50, VP Supply has just posted annual sales exceeding $100M for first time.

  • Where to Meet, Where to Stay is a hospitality guide for the upstate region.

  • The Downtown Innovation Zone signals a new attitude for Rochester's center city.

  • Empire Valuation takes on a wide range of projects.

Opinion
Editorials

The wrong remedy
3/6/2015
Is a full-time state Legislature an idea whose time has come?

In the zone
2/27/2015
Many economic development strategies rely on special funding and tax breaks; by contrast, the Rochester Downtown Innovation Zone is an idea and an attitude, which together could prove to be a powerful magnet.

Net neutrality matters
2/20/2015
Net neutrality has been debated long enough. The FCC should act now.

What's needed now
2/13/2015
Without some prudent business risk-taking, this area could find itself playing catch-up with the broader economy.

Snap Poll

Majority favors part-time Legislature
3/6/2015
Following the arrest of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, some Albany lawmakers and others have said it is time to switch to a full-time Legislature with higher base pay and a limit or ban on outside income. Nearly two-thirds of respondents to the RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll still favor a part-time Legislature.

Snap Poll: Most oppose free community college
2/27/2015
Saying Americans need more knowledge and skills to meet the demands of a growing global economy without piling up decades of debt, President Barack Obama has proposed bringing the cost of two years of community college “down to zero.” A majority of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll are not sold on the idea, though.

Majority supports net neutrality rules
2/20/2015
Roughly three in five respondents to this week’s RBJ Snap Poll support the proposed FCC net neutrality rules.

Readers weigh in on Broad St. proposals
2/13/2015
Nearly three-quarters of the respondents to this week’s Rochester Business Journal Daily Report Snap Poll say redevelopment of the historic Broad Street Aqueduct is important for future downtown economic development.

Op-Ed

When profits, financial aid mix in higher ed
2/27/2015
It is very likely that students lose from large tuition premiums charged by for-profit institutions.

Plan 2014: An economic and environmental winner
2/20/2015
The enormous benefits of Plan 2014 should not be held up by a small increase in the cost of coastal living.



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