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I’m not one to study a problem to death. I’m usually in favor of action rather than talk, pragmatic solutions rather than unending analysis.
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The Rural World
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Millions of dollars could soon be available for rural health care providers across the nation.
Low rents and killer deals reign the commercial market in 2010
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Future Work Force
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For decades, the contours of the Capital Region economy seemed etched in stone. Government, manufacturing and construction employed the bulk of the population. After the boom and bust of the past decade, however, the job profile of the future could be almost unrecognizable.
When attorneys and clients negotiate fees
Stop me if you’ve heard this one: A lawyer dies young and arrives at the Pearly Gates.
“There must be some mistake!” he wails. “I’m only 31!”
St. Peter consults the records and disagrees. “Judging by the number of hours you’ve billed, you’re at least 73.”
Harmony in Paradox
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Truckee's economy can't survive on homebuilding alone
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Open Up the Ritz
Hotel brings needed jobs to North Tahoe
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Challenges and successes lie ahead at the port
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