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Douglas Turner


A citizens organization said today that 19 major corporations were able to avoid paying any income taxes last year, despite the tax loopholes closed by the Tax Reform Act of 1986.Citizens for Tax Justice listed General Motors Corp., IBM, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Hewlett-Packard Co., Corning Glass Works and a number of electric utilities.General Motors, which declar…

The Senate has given final U.S. approval to a landmark agreement expanding free trade with Canada -- a pact that could help usher in an era of new prosperity for the Niagara Frontier if the Canadian Parliament passes it.The bill's support in the Buffalo area has hinged on the belief that trade between New York State and Ontario, which already totals more than $20 bill…