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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Birinyi Associates
The economy and markets got off to a strong start in the new year as signs emerged Monday of gains in manufacturing, construction and employment.
Even in a tough economy, increasing profits can be easy: Just cut costs enough and the bottom line keeps improving. But companies can only do that for so long.