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Daily Archives: August 2, 1996

Browse this for a primer on maximizing e-mail

It is cheap. It is fast. It is effective. “It” is e-mail. In this column, we look at software that helps your business take better advantage of e-mail service. E-mail is a computer- and network-based system that lets you send ...

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Learning to appreciate each moment

Q: What are some of the special strengths you bring to the job? A: Believing that anything is possible. Turning challenges into opportunities. Creating something out of nothing. Watching something grow. Knowing that the more you give, the more you ...

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The decency-act war

This newspaper does not use four-letter words to grab readers’ attention or make a dramatic point. There is no law that says these pages can’t be strewn with raw language; it’s just not our style. What would happen if we ...

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A.R. Arena Products Inc.

In 1988, General Electric Co. asked reusable-packaging specialist Anthony Arena to develop a plastic container for shipping liquid chemicals. He thought it was an interesting idea. Just how interesting is becoming clear now that Arena has developed the idea into ...

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Warren Hern:
Park Ridge Health System Inc.

When Warren Hern was a student at Greece Arcadia High School, he helped raise funds for new construction at Park Ridge Hospital. “I tell people if I knew back then what I know now, I would have worked a lot ...

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U.S., Japan reach chip accord

Details are still sketchy, but officials from the United States and Japan say they have reached agreement regarding a semiconductor trade dispute between the two countries. Despite intense efforts, negotiators fell just short of meeting the July 31 deadline, the ...

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Electronic payments save time, money, hassles

Suddenly, even though you vowed this never would happen again, the scramble is on. You find yourself running–for the checkbook, the stamps–only to discover you’re out of stamps (or worse yet, checks). And wait, the post office is now closed. ...

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Bond-rating game is more about performance than odds

“It is extremely important. In the financial world, there are few things more sacred than a bond rating. There are only 10 companies in the world that qualify for Aaa from Moody’s (Investors Service Inc.),” says Stephanie Webster, senior financial ...

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Ultralife secures sizable order

Ultralife Batteries Inc. has landed another juicy contract for its lithium batteries, the company announced this week. Racal Electronics PLC placed $520,000 in orders for Ultralife High Rate lithium batteries, which will power respiratory-protection suits used by military personnel to ...

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PSC’s second quarter
sends stock tumbling

PSC Inc.’s stock took a nosedive following the firm’s report of lower-than-anticipated earnings for the second quarter. PSC stock fell as low as $7 a share Wednesday morning, down from a Tuesday close of $8.75. Its results were released after ...

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Kodak to sponsor
BBB online service

Eastman Kodak Co. has signed on as a founding sponsor of a new online Better Business Bureau data base. The service, called BBBOnline, was developed by the Council of Better Business Bureaus and launched at an interim World Wide Web ...

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H.J. Meyers chief contends
firm caught in rule changes

“Our reputation, our image has not caught up with reality,” James Villa complains. “We are not a penny-stock underwriter.” H.J. Meyers & Co. Inc., the Rochester- based stock brokerage and investment banking house Villa heads, last week was hit with ...

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Farmers angered by likely
ruling in trade dispute

Some area farmers are becoming increasingly disillusioned with the North American Free Trade Agreement and other international-trade pacts, especially after a recent tariff dispute with Canada. “Our farmers supported NAFTA, but these aren’t the rules we agreed to,” said John ...

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Construction start set for
HTR incubator project

A meeting last week nailed down final details for High Technology of Rochester Inc.’s long-awaited incubator project. Construction is set to begin in early September and is slated for completion by next summer, said Kevin Kelley, HTR’s executive director. Until ...

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PTI expects profit streak to continue

Halfway through its first year as a public company, Performance Technologies Inc. is expected to log another profitable quarter when it releases earnings on Monday. “I’m pretty happy with the way they’re proceeding,” said Greg Mesniaeff of the Robinson-Humphrey Co. ...

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