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June 3, 1991 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
American firms for decades have relied on Asia for cheap labor in relatively low-skilled manufacturing industries such as textiles and electronics assembly. Today, American firms are still turning to Asia for cheap labor. But now there's a new twist. U.S.
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June 3, 1991 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
American firms for decades have relied on Asia for cheap labor in relatively low-skilled manufacturing industries such as textiles and electronics assembly. Today, American firms are still turning to Asia for cheap labor. But now there's a new twist. U.S.
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September 4, 1986 | PAUL RICHTER, Times Staff Writer
After lengthy discussions, Peat Marwick International and Klynveld Main Goerdeler said Wednesday that they have reached agreement on a merger that would create the world's largest accounting firm. Peat Marwick's U.S. affiliate, Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co., is the second-largest American accounting firm, while Klynveld Main Goerdeler's U.S. affiliate, KMG Main Hurdman, is ranked ninth. Together they would have $2.4 billion in annual revenue, easily surpassing Arthur Andersen & Co.
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October 1, 1991 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you're having trouble with a personal computer program from Santa Monica-based Quarterdeck Office Systems and you phone the customer support center, there's a good chance your call will be routed across the Atlantic to a software technician in Ireland. Both Quarterdeck and the Irish government are delighted with this arrangement, which allows the American firm to tap a distant labor market that simply cannot absorb all the skilled workers emerging from Irish universities. Quarterdeck chief executive Terry Myers says the benefits far outweigh the cost of the special phone link that is needed to make the operation work.
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