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Lt. Gov. Ravitch to discuss fixing finances

ALBANY — Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch is set to discuss how New York state government can address long-term fiscal challenges while preserving essential services. Ravitch is speaking today at The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government.

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Legal profession faring well

Jobs in the legal profession nationally dipped for the second straight month, according to a recent federal report. Local officials say the Rochester market has not been hit as hard. However, more than 1,100 jobs were lost nationally ...

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Jump in holiday retail sales pushes stocks higher

NEW YORK CITY — Stocks extended a rally Wednesday on signs that consumers are spending more this holiday season. Major retailers reported stronger sales for November in the latest encouraging signal on the economy. Stocks added to their gains in mid-morning trading ...

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