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BY CHRIS BAUER There was a time, not too long ago, that you could not pick up a graphic arts publication without going blind by the number of news items focused on Company A acquiring Company B, or Company C buying up the assets of Company D. Then along came the current state of the economy. Wall Street's time of living high on the hog appears to be over—at least for now. Today, you can hardly open a newspaper or watch the evening news without seeing Alan Greenspan, chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, ready to drop interest rates yet again to try to put a

BY MARK SMITH This New Year's Eve can't help but be a letdown. Even though purists will note that it marks the true new millennium, there is no celebration fever or Y2K bug this time around. The muted celebration is expected to set the tone for the economy in the new year, resulting in a "soft landing" from the recent record-breaking pace of growth. "This year we expect printing sales, not adjusted for inflation, to grow at right around 5.5 percent," notes Andrew Papparozzi, vice president and chief economist at the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), Paramus, NJ. "The economy will grow by

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