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The Y2K Bug Goes to Court

The millennium came early to Warren, Mich.--in 1995, to be exact. When customers at the Produce Palace, a gourmet grocery store, started using credit cards with...

Environment: A Calamity for Union Carbide

The financial future of the chemical giant is in question The Bhopal disaster was both a human tragedy of historic proportions and a nightmare for one of the...

Press: Different Degrees of Candor

Soviet television viewers who watched the news one night last month glimpsed something extraordinary. There, on the screen, appeared scenes of a drug bust in...

Baby, You're a Rich Man Still

Even for a billionaire, the $600 million penalty that junk-bond king Michael Milken has agreed to pay is a breathtaking sum. Milken will be forfeiting more money...

Troubles Aplenty At Union Carbide

Compared with the misfortunes of Union Carbide, Job had it easy. The company's problems began nearly a decade ago with a profit slump that has persisted ever...

Frightening Findings At Bhopal

The headquarters of Union Carbide in Danbury, Conn., used to have a reputation as a fairly happy shop. Jokes were freely exchanged in the corridors, and...

When Bad Things Are Caused by Good Nations

The event defied precedent. The U.S. Navy blew 290 people out of the sky -- victims whose only offense was the understandable desire to fly from Iran to Dubai...

Insurance Shock

Business executives and public officials lately have been receiving a new kind of letter bomb: their insurance bill. These days many letters from insurers...

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