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Brian Gongol

January 5, 2009

Business and Finance Waterford Crystal goes into Irish version of bankruptcy
The company was founded in 1783, went out of business in 1851, then re-opened about half a century ago. Given the company's outstanding brand image and the huge tourist draw the factory in namesake city Waterford creates, the news is a real blow for the Celtic Tiger.

Business and Finance Print/online hybrid magazine goes under
JPG Magazine certainly had some outstanding photos, but it couldn't survive under a model assuming the need for print advertising

Business and Finance A plan for fixing broken American businesses
The language is a bit coarse, and some of the suggestions are wrong. But rules like "No fancy hotels ever" and "Promote from within" would certainly do a lot to improve many American firms that are having trouble right now.

Water News Water authorities seek $10 billion for infrastructure

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