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Action on the lakes

There has been no shortage of talk about saving the Great Lakes. Now there is a clear, ambitious plan. The Obama administration last week took the wraps off the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, an action plan covering fiscal years 2010 ...

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Thinking globally

The Obama administration must remember that exports and trade are not synonymous. Imports also are critically important.

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Let Wegmans sell wine

Gov. David Paterson's executive budget calls for allowing grocery and drugstores to sell wine; it's time to pour this unjustified prohibition down the drain.

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The trade scapegoat

Trade liberalization has helped to create many more jobs than have disappeared due to outsourcing.

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Garbling free speech

In a case decided shortly before he became chief justice of the United States, John Roberts wrote in regard to the judicial process that "if it is not necessary to decide more, it is necessary not to decide more." That ...

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Against the wind

Facing an Everest-like uphill struggle to win a full term, Gov. David Paterson released a budget plan that has something for virtually every New Yorker to dislike.

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Jobs wanted

The Great Recession may be over, but try telling that to the millions of Americans who are unemployed and now see even stiffer competition for job openings.

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A decisive year

Unless spending is reined in, New York's future looks bleak.

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Great while it lasts

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was designed to be a shot in the arm, not a permanent lifeline.

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Two simple steps

Has the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act helped the U.S. economy regain its footing from the most severe downturn in more than a half-century?

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Tier V troubles

The reform to the state and local pension system is better than none. But that's no excuse for not doing more.

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Thinking ahead

Companies that outperform the competition in the expansions following recessions typically are the ones that could clearly see the better days ahead.

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Wrong way on IDAs

It's not too late for Mr. Paterson to rethink draft "reform" legislation for industrial development agencies.

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On the brink

Gov. David Paterson can force state lawmakers to return to Albany, but getting them to deal responsibly with New York’s fiscal crisis could be beyond the power of mere mortals.

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Other numbers

Employers--especially small firms--are leery of hiring. But companies eager to gain a competitive edge in the recovery cannot sit on the sidelines forever.

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