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  • America's Richest Entertainers

    Forbes comes up with a list of the top 40 money-earning entertainment stars in an examination of the entertainment industry and its role in the American economy, Sept. 21, 1987.
  • Terrorism on the U.S. farm front

    Agweek reports on the various racist and right-wing groups preying on troubled farmers who are willing to listen to their wild conspiracy theories on the reasons behind the poor farm economy, June 2, 1986.
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    Tulsa (Okla.) Tribune investigates the impact of the crashing oil industry on the rest of Oklahoma and finds that, in combination with the tough farm situation, it means hard times for Oklahoma's economy, April 23, 1986.
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    Wall Street Journal details investments made by Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos and his wife Imelda; the article charges that "crony capitalism," fraud and corruption have led to a drained economy under Marcos' rule, Jan. 30, 1985.
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    Washington Post series examines the hidden cost to America's economy and industrial might of sustained heavy defense spending, Dec. 1, 1985.
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    Dallas Morning News reports on the Texas oil industry and its links to the Texas economy in its series "Texas Oil Era Fading," 1982.
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    Star-Gazette (Elmira, N.Y.) series looks at the effects of acid rain in the Northeast, particularly its implications for forests, bridges, crops, personal health and the economy, June 3 - 7, 1984.
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    Anchorage Times series exposes a financial empire and massive debt when the Arctic government's quest to complete a $1.7 billion construction deal resulted not in modernization for Eskimos but in a blow to their economy, April and July 1983.
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    Wall Street Journal series discusses problems faced by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service in trying to keep illegal immigrants out of the country: understaffing, poor record keeping, administrative confusion, conflicting purposes; also, the importance of illegal immigrants to the economy of the Southwest--a highly efficient underground employment system flourishes, May 1985.
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    Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, Iowa) special section, "Dubuque's Economy: Changing Direction, Changing Shape," examines the city's troubled economy, September 1983.