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Leather firm fears hit from jet write-off loss

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One of the few bright spots in what remains of the local leather industry is aviation upholstery, and officials of a Johnstown company that employs more than 100 people finishing leather for business jets are worried that federal tax changes could affect sales of the planes. Shipments of corporate jets from U.S. manufacturers more than doubled in the fourth quarter after President Barack Obama, as part of his stimulus plan, replaced the long-standing five-year tax ...

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