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Coming out of the closet on spirituality

I, like many people in business, long have felt uncomfortable with the notion of spirituality at work. Though an active Catholic, I have never bucked the “separation of church and state” rhetoric and have silently assumed that business associates and ...

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Revolution
in Ontario

They used to call him the Archie Bunker of Ontario politics. Now, the tag is Newt of the North. And if Progressive Conservative Leader Mike Harris has his way, Canada’s largest province will experience change of Gingrichian proportions. Sworn in ...

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letters, comments

The Rochester Business Journal welcomes your letters, comments and suggestions. Correspondence should include your full name, address and telephone number where you can be reached during business hours. To send a letter online, go to NewsLink’s Reply to the Editor ...

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Arm-twisting Japan unlikely to pay off

The current trade conflict concerns lack of access to the Japanese auto-parts market. The U.S. government has threatened to impose a 100 percent punitive tariff on $5.9 billion worth of Japanese exports–encompassing 13 models of luxury cars–to America, effective June ...

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Going for growth

Everyone knows that the conventional photography business has seen its best days. Just don’t try telling Eastman Kodak Co. CEO George Fisher that. Joined in Rochester this week by Gov. George Pataki, Mr. Fisher announced that the photo giant will ...

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Letter to the editor

Dear Editor: Envisioning a new generation at Rochester Gas and Electric Corp. (Rochester Business Journal 25 supplement, May 26, 1995) would be like Rush Limbaugh suddenly becoming a liberal. No way! The best use of propaganda was the Nazis’; the ...

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PCs, software and bundles of nerves

Do computers make you edgy? Does sitting down in front of a PC cause you headaches, heart palpitations and rivers of sweat? Relax. You’re not alone. Though computers are a fact of life for most of us these days–Americans bought ...

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After Adarand

After a string of recent setbacks, what affirmative action supporters needed was a win. They did not get it Monday. Instead, the U.S. Supreme Court handed minority-preference programs perhaps the most staggering blow to date. Affirmative action may not be ...

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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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How to send us
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The Rochester Business Journal welcomes your letters, comments and suggestions. Correspondence should include your full name, address and telephone number where you can be reached during business hours. To send a letter online, go to NewsLink’s Reply to the Editor ...

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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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