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The auto-parts war

History may record that the world’s two great powers in the late 20th century went to war over bumpers and brake pads. OK, we’re not exactly talking about a shooting war here. This is a rumble over trade–specifically, over the ...

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Time for a reality check on the state budget

But don’t you believe it. The budget is going somewhere–up. And in a year that began with high hopes for tax cuts, that could mean New Yorkers instead will face tax increases. Since the day Gov. George Pataki unveiled his ...

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The first casualty

In the brave new economy, as companies work through cycles of expansion and contraction, one thing stays constant: layoffs. The recession of 1990-91 saw U.S. corporations chop more than 870,000 workers from their payrolls. Last year, as corporate profits hit ...

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Dole v. Dow is not top reform priority

Dole v. Dow represents a major departure from the exclusive-remedy principle of workers’ compensation law, which is the fundamental basis for the no-fault benefit program for workers injured on the job. As unreasonable as the Dole case is, the Safe ...

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Opportunity
and inequality

Is this the land of opportunity or the land of inequality? That is not a new question. But in the last few weeks–after publication of a New York Times article on new statistical research into wealth and incomes–it has become ...

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Article showed
careful research

Dear Editor: Thank you for the very informative real estate article in the March 17 edition of the Rochester Business Journal, “What price to pay?” The research in preparing for this article had to be extensive, and it showed throughout ...

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Global market opportunities beckon

The following are some thoughts on opportunities for globalization of manufacturing and technology, and on the fears facing managers interested in tapping such opportunities. Globalized Customers People who lived under communism have been well aware of the wonderful fruits of ...

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State of the earth

The first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, brought environmentalism into the mainstream. At the same time, it delineated sharp fissures in the movement to save the earth’s natural habitat. Twenty-five years later, environmental protection remains a mainstream concern–and a source ...

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Making the transition to old age

With good reason. I am becoming a full-fledged member of the hairless set. And, until recently, I was in complete and utter denial about my hair loss. It pains me to write about it, and I hate to use the ...

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It’s time
for straight talk

Affirmative action is on the ropes. Nearly 30 years after the Justice Department won court approval for the first race-conscious “fix” for discrimination under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, affirmative remedies face attack on several fronts. Congressional Republicans vow ...

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The man who helped wings take flight

That compulsion usually becomes irrepressible at moments when other topics are totally absent from the mind and a deadline beckons. Wings in Buffalo is the quintessential topic, virtually guaranteed to attract readers whether published on the food page, the financial ...

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The SBA under fire

Death threats are nothing new to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Several times since its creation in 1953, the agency has dodged streams of critics’ bullets. But today its existence appears more precarious than ever. The agency ranks high on ...

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