This Week
  • CFO David Klein is leader of the financial team at Constellation Brands.

  • CEO Eric Converse has VirtualScopics on the verge of generating cash.

  • MaeTec Power Inc. began as a part-time operation in 2003.

  • Renovations of buildings downtown are helping to give new life to the center city.

  • Mirror Show Management grabbed the top spot on the 2015 Rochester Top 100.

  • Liz Madison is bringing the farm to doorsteps across Wayne and Monroe counties.


Stuck in place
The Tax Foundation’s research is a useful reminder, however, that New York still has much work to do.

Another jumpstart
The final Regulation Crowdfunding rules seem to achieve the right balance.  

The wrong example
There are other, better ways to boost the earnings of low-income workers.

Another opportunity
Another victory at the polls has brought a new opportunity for Republican Cheryl Dinolfo.

Dollar discipline
For U.S. companies that export or do business abroad, a robust dollar certainly is a headache.

Snap Poll

Snap Poll: Fantasy sports sites violate law, most say
Nearly two-thirds of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say daily fantasy sports sites such as DraftKings and FanDuel violate New York law on gambling. More than half also say the state law should not be changed to define daily fantasy sports as legal games of skill.

Most worried about terror attack threat
Nearly three-quarters of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll are personally worried about the threat of a terrorist attack, and 29 percent report being very worried.

Most disagree with Keystone rejection
A majority of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll disagree with the Obama administration’s decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline after more than seven years of governmental review and political debate.

Snap Poll: Vargas, school board get poor grades
Rochester City School District superintendent Bolgen Vargas—who last week said he will step down at the end of 2015, six months before the end of his contract—received failing marks from the plurality of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll.

Dinolfo favored by majority of readers
A majority of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll favor Republican Cheryl Dinolfo in the 2015 Monroe County executive election.


How one city broke the cycle of failure
With the right mix of state and local policies, we can end ZIP code discrimination and sorting by attendance zones.

FYI, the art of the memo is soon to be lost
The memo, short for memorandum, had its heyday. It is now gone, but not forgotten.

The next generation of engaged donors
At this year’s National Philanthropy Day, we are recognizing the importance of this strategic shift of multigenerational giving and putting it into action.

Opinion Column

Let's end turf battles that squelch our region's growth
Collaboratively, we must do a better job of promoting our strengths and assets.

Why does the MBA degree remain popular?
Despite all these jeremiads suggesting that the end of the MBA degree is nigh, this degree continues to be popular.

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