Economy

  • October 15, 1996  

    In what has amounted to the largest anti-trust fine in U.S. history, the Archer Daniels Midland Company has agreed to pay $100 million dollars for fixing the price of two corn based products. A background report follows a discussion with a legal expert, and a reporter who has been closely following the case. Continue reading

  • October 14, 1996  

    As the stock market reaches yet new heights, Jim Lehrer and economist Jim Angel theorize on what might happen next. Continue reading

  • October 14, 1996  

    States like Tennessee, North Carolina and Alabama are competing for new auto plants, and they’re willing to offer millions of dollars in tax breaks to land these high-paying manufacturing jobs. But are taxpayers paying too much, and are corporations getting a free ride? Robin Minietta of UNC-TV reports. Continue reading

  • October 3, 1996   BY  

    To understand the problems of education in America, it is necessary to look at the way public schools are financed. Continue reading

  • July 24, 1996  

    South Africa’s Deputy President Thabo Mbeki is in Washington, D.C. to discuss the economic future of his country with the White House. The man Nelson Mandella says he wants to succeed him as president in 1999, discusses race relations and living conditions with Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Continue reading

  • July 2, 1996  

    Civil rights, business law, free speech issues and political campaign spending — the Supreme Court heard it all this year. Elizabeth Farnsworth reviews the cases and the decisions. Continue reading

  • April 24, 1996  

    Charlayne Hunter-Gault conversation with Franklin Thomas, who, until his recent retirement, spent the last 12 years as the president of the largest philanthropic foundation in the world. Continue reading

  • April 23, 1996  

    Fred De Sam Lazaro of KCTA-TV in Minneapolis reports on the effect that patents of medical techniques is having on that profession. Continue reading

  • April 23, 1996  

    The Senate voted 100 to nothing today to make health insurance more accessible for workers who lose or switch jobs, but that’s not the end of the debate on this issue. Margaret Warner discusses the matter with Julie Rovner of “Congressional Daily,” following a backgrounder by Kwame Holman. Continue reading

  • April 19, 1996   BY  

    The new Telecommunications Bill passed by Congress will have a sweeping effect on the way telephone and cable companies can do business. Continue reading

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