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Viewing The Future

Published January 12, 2015 4018 Views

A local company has been making headlines and catching the eye of technology giants. Vuzix is headquartered in Rochester, NY and is the leading supplier of video eye-wear products across multiple markets. Vuzix caters its devices to both consumers and workplaces, largely targeting field technicians...

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2015 New Year Trends and You

Published January 6, 2015 4197 Views

A new year provides the opportunity for a fresh start. Perhaps it's a new workout plan, a healthier eating regimen or more time with the kids. A report projecting trends for 2015 shares opportunities to consider in the new year: This year the 1st wave of generation X turns 50- a study shows that t...

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Press Release: Brighton Securities Welcomes New Chief Compliance Officer Michelle Fisher

Published January 6, 2015 4209 Views

Rochester, NY - January 6, 2015 Brighton Securities, a local and independently owned financial services firm, announced today the appointment of its new Chief Compliance Officer, Michelle Fisher. "Michelle is a seasoned compliance professional with experience in developing and implementing complianc...

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Waking Up to A Raise

Published January 5, 2015 3748 Views

As we made our way to New Year's Eve, some workers across New York State woke up to a significant raise. As of last Wednesday, New York's minimum wage increased nearly 9.5% to $8.75, from $8 per hour. Across our country nineteen other states increased wages for their lowest income workers. Of New Yo...

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What Rochester Read in 2014

Published December 31, 2014 4268 Views

On Tuesday 12/29, Evan Dawson, the host of WXXI AM1370's "Connections," had a show about the favorite books that notable Rochesterians read in 2014. It is a richly textured show with viewpoints and book synopses by a wide variety of readers. I was pleased that Evan asked me to be a guest and we had...

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New Year Predictions - Fact vs. Fiction

Published December 31, 2014 3881 Views

It's that time of year again, when market pundits predict how they think the market will perform in the coming year. Goldman Sachs weighed in with a prediction of anemic growth within U.S. indices in 2015. Barron's predicted a 10% growth rate in the S&P 500. The Jerome Levy Forecasting C...

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A Year Later.

Published December 30, 2014 4265 Views

Last year at this time media channels were flooded with news of the next currency that could revolutionize global trade. Everyone was talking about it and I felt the need to join the party. Nearly a year ago, to this day, I wrote a blog about Bitcoins and their potential to become the currency of th...

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An Early Christmas for Investors: Tracking the History of Milestones

Published December 29, 2014 4150 Views

The Dow has hit 18,000 for the first time in history! This is the second 1,000 point milestone for the index for the 2014 calendar year. A timely article shows the Dow's record 1,000 point highs over time to chart the significance of this new record. Dow Jones Industrial Average's 1,000-point mi...

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Taking the TARP off the Field.

Published December 22, 2014 3781 Views

In 2008 Lehman Brothers' had gone bankrupt, Merrill Lynch had to be bought out by Bank of America, and the nation's financial system was on the verge of collapse. In an attempt to strengthen the financial and auto sectors, President George W. Bush signed into law the Troubled Asset Relief Pr...

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The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Published December 16, 2014 3846 Views

Plus ?a change, plus c'est la m?me chose. With a conspiratorial whisper, my colleague called me into his office. He reached into his desk drawer and pulled this bad boy out. "Oooh wow!" I crowed while reaching a tentative hand out to caress the pages. This is the equivalent to a dir...

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