This Week
  • Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services to end much-debated electronic records plan.

  • Founding director Andrew Phelps believes in the MAGIC Center at RIT.

  • MediSked offers a system to to help those with developmental disabilities.

  • Area financial institutions are working to diversify their revenue sources.

  • Rebekah Frischkorn knew from the start that agency work was right for her.

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


Words and action
Good leaders do more than listen; they act upon sound advice.

Startups on the rise
There has been a notable increase in fledgling businesses.

Readers weigh in on Xerox split
The majority of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say Xerox Corp.’s plan to split into two public companies is a positive for shareholders but a negative for Rochester-area employees.

Turn for the worse
Responsible lawmakers must work together to enact a long-term budget agreement that includes a sound plan for fiscal reform.

How bad it was
The civilian labor force here also dropped during and after the recession, and it has yet to return to its previous level.

Economic geography
How things are going economically depends on where you live.


The wisdom of knowing what to ask
Discoveries happen only when someone, asking why not, scales the walls of conventional wisdom.

Snap Poll

Most oppose Citizens United decision
Six years after Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, most respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll—nearly 85 percent—oppose the high court ruling.

Readers weigh in on potential pairings
Respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll were fairly evenly split between leading Democratic and Republican president candidates in potential pairings.

Most readers still oppose NY SAFE Act
A two-thirds majority of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll oppose the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act.

Readers give Obama poor grades
Most respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll, however, disapprove of President Barack Obama’s overall job performance as president, though the results varied when divided by political affiliation.


We need a national cybersecurity policy
Unfortunately, we are still without a clear cybersecurity standard that organizations can rely upon to show that their cybersecurity efforts are reasonable.

Cheap oil will not help us anytime soon
We may just need to hunker down and accept short-term instability in both the energy sector and in financial markets.

Opinion Column

Hike endowment spending on student aid
We do not want to support a state of affairs in which fund managers, and not students, are the principal beneficiaries of university endowments.

Late payments hurt small firms, kill jobs
Paying suppliers in a reasonable amount of time isn’t a sacrifice.

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