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Taking advantage of retirement contributions

The Economic Growth and Tax Reform and Reconciliation Act of 2001 (“EGTRRA”) has provided many American workers with the ability to increase tax deferred savings through qualified plans and IRAs. Maximum annual addition limits have been increased to the lesser ...

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Taking advantage of retirement contributions (8844)

The Economic Growth and Tax Reform and Reconciliation Act of 2001 (“EGTRRA”) has provided many American workers with the ability to increase tax deferred savings through qualified plans and IRAs. Maximum annual addition limits have been increased to the lesser ...

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Tips for running a small biz during econ. downturn (8801)

Running or managing a small business often leaves little time to keep track of national and even regional, economic indicators that might affect your industry and your specific operation. Yet conditions such as interest rates, inflation, stock prices and consumer ...

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Tips for running a small biz during econ. downturn

Running or managing a small business often leaves little time to keep track of national and even regional, economic indicators that might affect your industry and your specific operation. Yet conditions such as interest rates, inflation, stock prices and consumer ...

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NY’s budget proposal triggers county concerns (8766)

With New York State’s $88.6 billion budget proposal in the headlines, discussions about where dollars are to be spent are becoming animated. Gov. Pataki’s budget plan would provide Rochester with funding at a level similar to 2001, but with dollars ...

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One-fifth of U.S. employers twill grant smaller pay raises in 2002 (10089)

About one-fifth of U.S. employers are adjusting their 2002 pay increase budgets downward in response to the continuing economic decline, according to a new survey from William M. Mercer, Inc., a leading human resource consulting firm. Mercer’s national survey of ...

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NY’s budget proposal triggers county concerns

With New York State’s $88.6 billion budget proposal in the headlines, discussions about where dollars are to be spent are becoming animated. Gov. Pataki’s budget plan would provide Rochester with funding at a level similar to 2001, but with dollars ...

Read More »

One-fifth of U.S. employers twill grant smaller pay raises in 2002

About one-fifth of U.S. employers are adjusting their 2002 pay increase budgets downward in response to the continuing economic decline, according to a new survey from William M. Mercer, Inc., a leading human resource consulting firm. Mercer’s national survey of ...

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Market strategists aren’t much help

They are Wall Street’s “seers,” its stock market soothsayers. They have the lofty title of “Chief Market Strategist” or the like and the six or seven figure salary to go with it. Their thankless job as each new year dawns ...

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Overall commercial real estate picture is positive (8739)

Nationwide, the economy was off balance throughout most of 2001. Enhanced factory data showed tech orders and production struggled as businesses reigned in spending in an effort to preserve their shrinking profits. Hence, the economy was only able to expand ...

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