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Reject breaks for wealthy,
boost minimum wage

The good news about last month’s federal government shutdown is that we now have a much better idea of what Congress has in mind for our future. The bad news is that if you’re not rich, you don’t have much ...

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Estate-tax relief proposal
contains good, bad news

As this column is being written, the final shape of any 1995 tax legislation has yet to be determined. While the House and Senate have agreed on an approach, the fate of significant tax changes continues to be tied up ...

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The Loop

Read all about the man behind the X in the December edition of Direct, a trade pub for direct marketers. Here’s what Len Vickers–the Xerox exec who came up with its digitized X logo and image as The Document Company–has ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Mary Cariola Children’s Center

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Mary Cariola Children’s Center is dedicated to excellence in family-centered educational, residential, therapeutic and community support services for children with developmental delays and special needs. In 1944, when Cariola was ready ...

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Non-Profit Report: Rochester Family Resource Network

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Rochester Family Resource Network is a support arm for six family centers throughout Rochester. In 1994, the centers served more than 1,600 people. Family resource centers aim to stabilize and strengthen ...

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Get over that love/hate thing with Windows 95

Complete the following sentence. I think Windows 95 is: a) a technological tour de force; b) a great way to run Doom; c) pretty good when you can get it to run reliably; d) Windows? (Yawn.) So what? Macs have ...

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The Loop

Heard on the street: Ron Bittner recently was spotted in Washington, D.C. in the company of a real estate agent. Rumor has it the Frontier chairman is house-hunting there. The firm continues to deny reports that a move of its ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Veterans Outreach Center Inc.

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Veterans Outreach Center is a non-profit, community-based mental- health counseling and advocacy center for veterans of all eras and their families. Programs also are available for National Guard and Reserve members ...

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The Loop

Rochester’s latest courthouse gossip says the most dangerous place in the state of New York is between Attorney General Dennis Vacco and the camera. The D.C.-based law firm Howrey & Simon ran an enigmatic ad in this week’s Wall Street ...

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Non-Profit Report:
Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency

A WEEKLY PROFILE OF A LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION The Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency is a non-profit health planning organization that serves the Finger Lakes region, including the counties of Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates. ...

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Retirement-plan assets wrapped in complex rules

Increasingly, one of the most significant assets you might own is your retirement plan account. However, complex rules regulate your access to these monies and make planning for these assets exceedingly complicated. In order to encourage retirement savings, Congress has ...

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Rules on religious accommodation challenged

Our employment laws impose many different duties on employers. They vary from one law to the next. A careful employer needs precise guidance tailored to each particular situation. The axiom that an employer has a legal duty to accommodate employees ...

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The Loop

Kodak scores in the Titles-That-Make-You-Think-Twice category with this winner: Director of minority/women supplier and dealer programs. Think about it. Best wishes for recovery to Kodak spokesman Paul Allen, who suffered a massive heart attack last Friday. He is scheduled for ...

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Bring holiday cheer to computer-loving friends

What should you buy for that computer fanatic on your gift list? As our annual service to readers of this column, we have scoured the shelves, read the rags, and enlisted the evaluators to present new, interesting and useful products ...

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Sweeney’s victory spells brand-new day for labor

Last month’s AFL-CIO election made headlines when insurgent John Sweeney defeated incumbent President Tom Donahue in the federation’s first contested election in its 40- year history. Employers, who have become accustomed to having the upper hand for the last couple ...

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