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Key ferry questions not asked Dear Editor: The Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority’s position on development of the port at Charlotte is consistent and straightforward. Public funds should not be spent on a capital project until a careful analysis of ...

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A theory about Xerox

In April 1998, Xerox Corp. surprised many people by announcing that it would embark on a global restructuring that aimed to eliminate 9,000 jobs. The decision followed a year in which the company’s profit soared 20 percent and its stock ...

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Cell phones pose employer liability risk

Check all that apply: In your organization, cell phones are: 1. A welcome tool for improving employees’ productivity between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. 2. An irreplaceable convenience that enables employees to remain in touch around the clock and while ...

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Leadership is key to employee retention

In a talent war, and that’s what we’re in right now, you must attract and retain great people to be competitive. Easier said than done. Consider the six-figure position here in Upstate New York that’s still unfilled after more than ...

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Another warning

Barely a month ago, Bausch & Lomb Inc. dismissed its president and warned Wall Street that its earnings through the rest of 2000 would fall short of expectations. In reaction, investors pushed B&L shares to their biggest one-day drop in ...

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Letter to the Editor

Sentry success shows team effort Dear Editor: We’d like to correct some facts and perceptions in your profile of our company, Sentry Group (RBJ, Sept. 22, 2000). Specifically, credit for the success of any company, and ours in particular, rests ...

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If MSAs die,uninsured ranks will grow

The inability of our health care system to resolve the problems of health care costs, quality and access represents one of the most urgent problems facing our country. Many of the proposals now before Congress attempt to deal with health ...

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Community Costs

With health care premium increases expected to hit the high teens next year, following double-digit hikes in 2000, businesses are confronted with the prospect of soaring benefit costs for years to come. A number of factors are driving these costs ...

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Letter to the Editor

Case will show truth in KATS fight Dear Editor: I have watched with growing disillusionment the attempt of Michael and Virginia Henrichs to keep their dispute with the KATS organization alive and public by carrying it on by press conference, ...

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A company is worth what you can get

There are dozens of ways to set a value on a business, including using a multiple of revenues and/or profits, comparing like-minded companies to yours or even rolling dice a few times. What I found, after looking for a couple ...

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Past and future

When Gov. George Pataki spoke to delegates at the World Canals Conference in Rochester this week, he declared that the New York State Canal System can be as important in the future as it has been in the past. The ...

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Where do coins go? Blame the gatherers

I don’t know much about money so I don’t write about it very often, but today I can make one observation. The paper circulates faster than the coins. It moves at an astonishing pace. I don’t have to tell you, ...

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The PNTR vote

When supporters of permanent normal trade relations with China overcame formidable opposition to secure approval of the bill in the House of Representatives, experts said the agreement would sail to passage in the Senate. It didn’t. More than three months ...

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What’s hurting upstate development

The business and school communities must join forces at once to stop our own state government from hurting-not helping-our region’s economic development by systematically shortchanging upstate schools. Increasingly, we hear the primary roadblock to our economic growth is a serious ...

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Beyond the Big Three

When Bausch & Lomb Inc. dismissed its president last week and warned Wall Street that its earnings through the remainder of 2000 would be lower than expected, the reaction was swift and harsh. Investors dumped B&L shares, causing the stock ...

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