This Week
  • GM injection: The automaker has invested $150 million here since 2011.

  • East High School teacher and blogger Kelly LaLonde speaks out about education.

  • HBT Architects took a risk and parted with some clients on its new path.

  • Placing a loved one in an elder care facility is not an easy decision for caregivers.

  • Robert W. Hurlbut heads a 1,400-employee business started by his grandparents.

  • The new edition of Explore Greater Rochester is here.


A needed review
It seems hard to argue with his statement that the current laws governing the activities of certain authorities "are in need of review and reform."

Heritage extended
Regional cooperation and planning are essential for the canal system to be an economic benefit well into the future.

The fracking decision
Without change, the natural gas industry will reasonably conclude that New York is an inhospitable place to try to do business.

Don't tax Internet access
Congress once again is pondering the question of a moratorium on taxing Internet access.

Snap Poll

Redskins name should stick, most say
More than three-quarters of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents oppose the federal decision to cancel trademark protection for the Washington Redskins. Slightly fewer respondents—71 percent—say franchise owner Daniel Snyder should not change the team’s name.

Majority opposes Hobby Lobby decision
A slight majority of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents disagrees with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week that requiring two for-profit corporations to pay for insurance coverage for contraception as mandated by the Affordable Care Act violated a federal law protecting religious freedom.

Flawed business plan sank fast ferry
A decade ago, the Lake Ontario fast ferry was launched amid high hopes and broad public support, only to run aground after two money-losing seasons. Nearly three-quarters of this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents say it failed because of a fatally flawed business plan.

Majority backs creation of BID downtown
The Rochester Downtown Development Corp. is leading an effort to establish a business improvement district in downtown Rochester, and 63 percent of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents support it.


Getting more loans to underserved entrepreneurs
As we make SBA loans easier and more affordable, more lenders will join our program, more small businesses will have access to our lending products, and more entrepreneurs will succeed.

Why we cannot tolerate workplace retaliation
Laws prohibiting retaliation could certainly be strengthened. But the public debate needs to be changed as well.

What would be the effects of Internet sales tax?
Although there is a sound rationale for taxing Internet commerce, lawmakers need to comprehend that the consequences of such taxation are likely to be noteworthy.

Do you comply with the new ban-the-box law?
Both public and private employers in Rochester must now become familiar with the nuances of the city’s ban-the-box ordinance.

Opinion Column

Can the decision to refuse vaccination be truly 'personal'?

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