A boost for electric cars
3/24/2017 5:54:29 AM
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced a $70 million program to provide electric car rebates and pay for an outreach initiative—another step toward greater market acceptance.
CEO optimism on the rise
3/17/2017 12:13:27 PM
There is plenty to disagree about regarding President Donald Trump and what his administration has done since he took office, but at least one thing is inarguable: CEOs like him, or at least his plans for tax reform and business regulation.
We all must fight hate
3/10/2017 10:57:51 AM
There is no question that hate crimes are on the rise in America. Anecdotal evidence suggested it, and statistics from police departments across the country have confirmed it.
Don't ask about salary
3/3/2017 5:23:09 AM
There are many reasons for the gender pay gap that exists in America, but politicians in New York and elsewhere recently have taken steps to address one issue that can prevent women from catching up to their male counterparts in pay: salary history.
Majority: Firing hurts corruption fight
3/24/2017 5:45:20 AM
This month President Donald Trump fired Preet Bharara as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York after the prosecutor reportedly declined to resign. Roughly 67 percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Snap Poll expect his departure to hurt efforts to reduce corruption in New York.
Snap Poll: RG&E, area officials get good grades
3/17/2017 4:36:39 PM
A large majority of respondents to this week’s RBJ Snap Poll gave positive ratings for the performance of both Rochester Gas and Electric and officials for their performance during and after the recent windstorm.
Readers weigh in on region's top assets
3/10/2017 4:12:08 PM
National media often portray the Upstate New York economy in a negative light. And by some economic yardsticks, the upstate region—including Rochester—lags many other metropolitan areas.
Snap Poll: Readers give views on $200 million trail
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently proposed to spend $200 million in public money to connect Western New York, the Canadian border north of Plattsburgh and New York City with a hiking and biking trail, which he calls the Empire State Trail. Readers give their views on the proposal.
Automation and job losses: Which way now?
3/24/2017 5:58:12 AM
Many observers of the American workplace are concerned about the malign impact that automation is having and will continue to have on the demand for labor.
Can Trump restore trust in government?
3/17/2017 4:28:29 PM
The usual explanations offered for the Trump earthquake of 2016 include bigotry, Russian hacking, fake news, FBI Director James Comey and xenophobia. But a pivotal factor behind Trump’s victory is that Americans have become ever more distrustful of government insiders.