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The Roundtable was founded in 1972 by John Harper, the head of ALCOA Aluminum, and Fred Borch, CEO of General Electric, who were concerned about growing public hostility toward corporations as evidenced by support for government regulation of the workplace environment and about the power of unions to squeeze corporate profits in an increasingly competitive international market. The two CEOs talked with John Connally, President Nixon's Secretary of Treasury, and Arthur Burns, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, who advised them to set up a lobbying organization that would specifically represent large banks and corporations. Wikipedia*

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Business Roundtable has hosted 18 events in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was a 1988 Speech. The year with the most events was 2011 with one event. The year with the highest average number of views per video was 2009 with an average of 9,628 views per video. Most appearances with Barack Obama (5), John M. Engler (3), Bill Clinton (3). Most common tags: Federal Budget, U.S. Economy, Education Policy.

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