This Week
  • Check out a slideshow of a $4M exhibit coming to the Strong Museum.

  • Younger workers are less likely to stick with one employer.

  • In the region's telecom industry, being small can be a competitive advantage.

  • United Way leader Fran Weisberg works for change by bringing people together.

  • Rochester Precision Optics LLC employs 200 full-time and eight part-time staffers.

  • Dmitriy Ruzhanskiy has crafted his career in the restaurant industry.


The big disconnect?
Just how connected are Wall Street and Main Street, anyway?

Wealth on the move
The talent and energy of individuals is not all that’s lost when outmigration occurs. The movement of wealth also matters a great deal.

The new regs
It’s not easy to find examples of bipartisanship in Washington, but the Jumpstart Our Business Startups or JOBS Act surely was one of them.

Divided economy
A new report from state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli confirms what most people already know: New York’s economy actually is two economies—New York City and everywhere else.

Fast-food folly
There are numerous problems with a $15-an-hour minimum wage for fast-food workers, and unintended consequences are likely.


Who built Clinton's Ditch? Not the private sector
The point is not that politicians know better than business leaders how to build things and create jobs.

Are we all socialists now? It's a fair question
If there’s public money to be had, it seems, the private sector is happy to take it.

Snap Poll

Half think market will rise over year
Fifty percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll predict the stock market is headed for a rise over the next 12 months. Of those, 14 percent see a double-digit rise. Nearly a quarter of respondents say the market will be flat.

Snap Poll: Rochester airport gets fair grades
Nearly 90 percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll frequently use Greater Rochester International Airport for business travel and the plurality gave the airport a fair grade for airfare costs and number of daily flights to destinations of choice.

Snap Poll: Readers share book recommendations
The majority of readers—56 percent— of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll prefer non-fiction for summer reading. Of those, 15 percent prefer to spend their time on business-related nonfiction. The remaining 44 percent of respondents would rather get lost in fiction.

Snap Poll: Most readers support pay-ratio disclosure
Nearly 70 percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll approve of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s new rule requiring public companies to disclose the ratio of CEO compensation to median worker pay.

Readers split on performing arts center
Readers are sharply divided on whether a new performing arts center is a key to revitalizing downtown Rochester.


Blink twice, and this month is already gone
August is the fastest month of the year. It annually arrives following a somewhat lackadaisical July.

Competitive electricity markets work for N.Y.
New York’s fair, open wholesale markets provide competitively priced electricity that meets consumer demands.

China and the decline in U.S. manufacturing jobs
A significant part of the decline in U.S. manufacturing employment can be attributed to increasing import competition from China.

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