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Dear Editor: Your article, “What price to pay?” (RBJ, March 17, 1995) was thoughtful and well-written, and showed that the author genuinely did her research. The only point I disagree with is one Realtor’s suggestion that if a seller has ...

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The Pataki budget: “a courageous step”

The following is the text of a March 31 letter Eastman Kodak Co. CEO George Fisher sent to the New York Times. A copy of it was provided by the office of Gov. George Pataki. To the Editor: Governor Pataki ...

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What digital means

Rochester has much at stake in the digital imaging strategy unveiled last week by Eastman Kodak Co. CEO George Fisher. Kodak’s ability to play a leading role in the digital age, while also growing its traditional photography business, ranks as ...

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How to make NewsLink work for you

With this week’s issue, the Rochester Business Journal’s electronic edition marks completion of its first month of publication. NewsLink has attracted plenty of interest and, like anything new, plenty of questions. The following are commonly asked questions about NewsLink, and ...

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The governor blinks

In his Jan. 4 State of the State speech, Gov. George Pataki vowed to shut down New York’s government if enactment of a budget failed to occur by the April 1 start of the next fiscal year. He repeated the ...

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How to send us
letters, comments

The Rochester Business Journal welcomes your letters, comments and suggestions. Correspondence should include your full name, address and telephone number where you can be reached during business hours. To send a letter online, go to NewsLink’s Reply to the Editor ...

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There’s plenty of grist for the gripe

I wish I could say my response to the office computer was an anomaly but, alas, it was not. I have a shameful history of such reactions. If my car doesn’t bend instantly to my commands, I become ticked. If ...

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The justices’
timely reminder

Before Judge Stephen Breyer was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court last year, some observers complained that the high court’s recent rulings on business issues lacked consistency. Now, greater consistency is apparent–but business might not like the result. In two ...

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How to send us
letters, comments

The Rochester Business Journal welcomes your letters, comments and suggestions. Correspondence should include your full name, address and telephone number where you can be reached during business hours. To send a letter online, go to NewsLink’s Reply to the Editor ...

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Will health care cooperation survive?

Hospitals are constructing vertical health care systems in which a hospital or hospital consortium links with a panel of physicians to guarantee a constant flow of inpatient referrals. Hospitals are buying doctors’ practices or supplying seed money to establish new ...

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How to send us
letters, comments

The Rochester Business Journal welcomes your letters, comments and suggestions. Correspondence should include your full name, address and telephone number where you can be reached during business hours. To send a letter online, go to NewsLink’s Reply to the Editor ...

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Victory in our time?

For years it ranked with death and taxes as one of life’s unpleasant inevitabilities: the steep annual increase in medical costs paid by employers. The hikes at times reached nearly 20 percent and almost always ran two or three times ...

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor: Kara Fitzsimmons’ article, “Small firms’ philanthropic impact grows” (RBJ Feb. 24), described a critical issue in our region: the need for all companies, regardless of size, to become informed sources of philanthropic assistance. In addition to helping the ...

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Planner can smooth office move

Dear Editor: Germaine Knapp in her Leadership column (RBJ March 3) states with eloquence the horrors that companies can endure when making a move to a new office space. It is unfortunate that her company did not employ an experienced ...

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Decline of the dollar

Why are so many people cheering the dollar’s breathtaking fall against the Japanese yen and German mark? Because a weaker dollar means U.S. products cost less abroad, which should boost exports. If that’s so, why is the U.S. merchandise deficit ...

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