This Week
  • Tommy Brunett, president of Iron Smoke Distillery, previously played in the band Modern English.

  • Bagel battle goes on: Bankruptcy court judge to revisit earlier ruling.

  • Lauren Wilson, 30, is a senior account executive at Roberts Communications Inc.

  • Upstate Door's growth has been the result of several strategic moves.

  • The winners of the 2016 Philanthropy Award are featured.

  • The Senior Living and Long-Term Care Services Directory provides a wealth of information.


They know growth
When it comes to describing the local economy, you could say data don’t tell the whole story about how the Rochester region is faring.

The poverty numbers
Dozens of organizations and thousands of area residents are committed to the long battle against poverty here.

More than zero
Fiduciary responsibility does exist in business. It is a legal obligation to act in the best interest of others.

Still overcast
New York's taxes create a climate that is among the least inviting to businesses anywhere in the country.

A spreading stain
The stain of public corruption now has spread to the executive chamber and beyond.

Snap Poll

Snap Poll: Outlook on area economy is mixed
Recent data have sent mixed signals about the Rochester-area economy, and respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll reflect the outlook.

Poll: Outsourcing blamed for job loss
More than half of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll blame trade deals and outsourcing of jobs to lower-cost countries for the decline in manufacturing jobs over the last 25 years.

Snap Poll: Most oppose pay hike for lawmakers
Nearly two-thirds of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll oppose an increase in New York lawmakers’ annual salary. A state commission has until mid-November to decide if state legislators will get their first pay hike since 1999.

Cuomo bears responsibility, most say
Ninety-four percent of respondents say Cuomo bears at least some responsibility for the alleged corruption in his administration’s upstate redevelopment initiatives.

Clinton won first debate, most say
In the eyes of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll, Democrat Hillary Clinton was the victor in her first debate with Republican Donald Trump. The two candidates squared off Monday night in a 90-minute event that drew the largest TV audience ever for a U.S. presidential debate.


Let me tell you this in strict confidence
Secrets are important to the people who keep them, but less important to those who disclose them.

Public charters don't deserve second-class status
New York must acknowledge the injustice of leaving charter school children to the mercy of charity to put a roof over their heads.

The Optical Society--marking a century of light
Optics and photonics are the backbone of modern national security applications, energy exploration, environmental monitoring, industrial controls and more.

Can job creation today keep pace with job destruction?

With BridgeTower, RBJ's mission is unchanged
In our 30th year, RBJ will continue to provide the news and information your business relies on--plus more.

Opinion Column

Health care reform's unexpected benefits
Health care expenses loom large in the minds and in the pocketbooks of most Americans.

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