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Monday, February 28, 2005

News in brief

African American leaders are discussing whether to put forward a "contract with black America" as a test for political leaders.

It's common enough for people to ignore the fine print in the contracts they sign, and in New Hampshire it seems that public officials do much the same thing.

A citizens' group in Durham (N.C.) is pressuring the city's largest employer, Duke University, to see that its contract workers get enough to "afford food, clothing and electricity."

A new survey of employers suggests that with the improving economy they are willing to be a little more generous in contract negotiations, except in explosive, high-cost areas like health benefits.

Iron ore prices have risen more than 70 percent this year, putting tremendous pressure on steel producers in an uncertain economy.

The U.K.'s Ministry of Defence is about to award a record-breaking £4 billion IT contract to a consortium led by America's EDS and Japan's Fujitsu.

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