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By Caroline Miller It has been a tough year for the financial printing industry. The economy was already shaky when the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks hit the World Trade Towers—America's financial epicenter. Investment banking, securities law and financial services are in shambles. Even so, most hoped to see that much needed and much talked about recovery in 2002. But, instead, the year has been mired in corporate accounting scandals, a never-ending bear market, the threat of war and the virtual standstill for M&A deals and IPOs. As a result, financial printers have had to reduce their work forces, streamline their operations and look

BY CAROLINE MILLER When the ball dropped on Times Square at midnight on January 1, 2001, no one could have imagined how challenging this year was going to be for the printing industry. Top 10 -- Financial Printers   Company SegmentSales(millions) TotalSales (millions) 1 Bowne & Co.New York $847 $1,114 2 R.R. Donnelley & SonsChicago $525 $5,254 3 Merrill Corp.St. Paul, MN $260 $649 4 Cunningham GraphicsJersey City, NJ $120 $185 5 IKON Office SolutionsMalvern, PA $45 $900 6 Burrups PackardPhiladelphia $30 $60 7 Applied Printing TechnologiesMoonachie, NJ $25 $105 8 Henry Wurst Inc.N. Kansas City, MO $21 $107 9 Scott PrintingNew Providence,

The year 2000 brought a myriad of activity in the financial printing segment, from a slowing economy to a number of printer acquisitions. BY CAROLINE MILLER The end of 1999 will be recorded by many in the financial printing industry as one of the best years in modern history. However, the dawn of the new millennium found the financial printing market feeling the effects of a slowing economy. The year 2000 saw uncertain demand in capital markets activity, most noticeably the softening of IPO and mergers and acquisitions in the third quarter, leading to a significant slowdown in the number of deals brought to

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