This Week
  • FBI agents have launched a criminal probe involving Bristol Instruments Inc.

  • Dryden Theatre's Malin Kanis hopes to get more young adults in the theater's seats.

  • Doctors and researchers are tapping powerful computers to improve outcomes.

  • Best Lawyers in Rochester guide can help you obtain legal representation.

  • The Business Person of the Year finalists for 2015 are profiled.

  • Ex-Kodak manager Janice Gouldthorpe leads the Genesee Center for the Arts & Education.


Forward thinking
The worth of the Finger Lakes plan truly will be demonstrated if it guides the region no matter the outcome of the Upstate Revitalization contest.

Learning power
One of the most important areas of growth has been health care and education, which has been a core strength here in recent years.

Here we go again
Budget dysfunction in Washington is routine, but shutting down the government ought to be beyond the pale.

A political number
Research on the impact of minimum wage laws is voluminous and it offers plenty to both sides of the debate.

On the outside
More jobs are needed—especially for those who think the economy has no place for them.


The upstate economy's not-so-invisible hand
Clinton’s Ditch stands as an example of what’s possible—and how unlikely success might be.

Snap Poll

Uber, Lyft should operate here, most say
Nine out of 10 respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say Albany should enact legislation to allow Uber and Lyft to operate in Upstate New York.

Snap Poll: Most give business passing ethics grade
Recent corporate scandals involving Volkswagen, General Motors Co. and other companies have put renewed focus on business ethics. Respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll gave mostly passing grades in the area of ethics.

Snap Poll: Most optimistic about local economy
The majority of respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll are optimistic about the local economy over the next three years.

Plurality favors Anthony for $10 bill
A significant plurality—47 percent—of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say social reformer and feminist Susan B. Anthony is the American woman who should be chosen to appear on the redesigned $10 bill.

Snap Poll: Readers optimistic about Bills
The Buffalo Bills have been absent from the National Football League post-season since 1999, but 61 percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say this is the year their playoff drought ends.


Energy Star rebates are sometimes a good idea
From the standpoint of both consumers and the utility companies, utility rebates are sometimes a good idea.

ACA requirements, possible big penalties loom
Avoiding penalties under the ACA will become even more difficult for employers in 2016.

To spur innovation, why not get rid of patents?

Opinion Column

For shops, 'just browsing' can spell disaster
The retail business has been transformed. Customer loyalty to local retailers has been forgotten.

As jobs are lost to automation, how should we respond?

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