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Take two semicolons, call in the morning

Consider the plumber, because the plumber furnishes a vital and basic service. Their lives are played out against a background of anxious customers waiting eagerly for attention and relief. Some are wading in their wing tips, their basements aswirl, while ...

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An unfinished job

The good news about workers’ compensation this year can be expressed in a single word: down. The state Compensation Insurance Rating Board has recommended an overall reduction in workers’ compensation premium rates of 2.8 percent, and officials say an even ...

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Letter to the editor

Dear Editor: The recent article regarding some Xerox workers fearful over job security (RBJ, May 19, 1995) paints a somewhat skewed picture regarding the $2.5 million bonus paid to CEO Paul Allaire. When you consider the cost per employee of ...

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Institute multiyear tax cuts with care

The same argument that Gov. Pataki is making today was used in 1987 when the state enacted a five-year reduction in the state personal income tax. The first three steps of that tax cut, as implemented during 1987, 1988 and ...

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Digital-age values

When the traditional corporation faced off against information technology, it was no contest. The computer won. Since their commercial introduction four decades ago, computers have vastly expanded access to information. This fact, and the competitive advantage that comes with the ...

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Keeping pace with Rochester’s top 25

Who are the leaders among Rochester’s publicly held companies? How do they rate measured by recent financial performance and what is their impact on the local economy? We first tackled those questions back in 1989 and have done so annually ...

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Learning to compete

Ample evidence has been produced over the years to document the strong link between education and earning potential. More schooling translates into higher wages. Now, researchers say workers are not the only ones to benefit when their level of education ...

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Letter to the editor

Dear Editor: In regard to your article “Downtown gets bum rap, police stats suggest” (RBJ May 19, 1995), I can suggest one reason why people don’t shop downtown and why they think it isn’t safe. I recently discovered that Midtown ...

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Healthy employees mean money saved

You’ve mixed yourself a tall gin and sugar-free tonic, grabbed a few “lite” nacho chips and you’re ready to make dinner for the spouse and the kids. Tonight’s menu features extra-lean hamburgers with non-fat cheese slices, a green salad tossed ...

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The auto-parts war

History may record that the world’s two great powers in the late 20th century went to war over bumpers and brake pads. OK, we’re not exactly talking about a shooting war here. This is a rumble over trade–specifically, over the ...

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Time for a reality check on the state budget

But don’t you believe it. The budget is going somewhere–up. And in a year that began with high hopes for tax cuts, that could mean New Yorkers instead will face tax increases. Since the day Gov. George Pataki unveiled his ...

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The first casualty

In the brave new economy, as companies work through cycles of expansion and contraction, one thing stays constant: layoffs. The recession of 1990-91 saw U.S. corporations chop more than 870,000 workers from their payrolls. Last year, as corporate profits hit ...

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