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    Roe v. Wade Anniversary Celebration

    Presidential candidates and pro-choice activists spoke on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade about abortion, Republican judicial appointments, the need for greater political activism, and other…

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    Consumers and Financial Services

    Senator Shelby talked about consumer protections, consumer services, and privacy issues in the financial services industry. Among the issues he addressed were recent corporate corruption…

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    Role and Responsibilities of Legislative Branch

    At a symposium titled, “Selecting Federal Court of Appeals and District Court Judges,” participants talked about the executive role in nominating and selecting federal court judges. Among…

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    Corporate Responsibility

    Consumer advocates, including former Senator Metzenbaum (D-OH), testified about the misstatement of corporate earnings and other forms of fraud and the effects of this on stockholders and…

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    News Review

    Guests spoke about current events, news of the day, and responded to viewer comments and questions.

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    Gasoline Price Increases

    The Consumer Federation of American released a new study on the causes of gasoline price increases analyzing gas industry policies, the role of U.S. distributors and refiners, and the…

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    Food Safety

    Senator Harkin spoke about food safety and how to guarantee a safe food supply and reduce risks to human health. Among the topics he addressed were consumer confidence, business interests,…

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    Contested Florida Election Results

    Democratic state legislators spoke to reporters about their opposition to a special session of the Legislature to select presidential electors. Following their remarks they answered…

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    OPEC and the U.S. Economy

    Secretary Richardson testified about charges that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries had been engaged in price fixing and about a recent decision to increase oil production.…

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    Digital Television and Consumers

    Consumer advocates called on the Federal Communications Commission to conduct immediate hearings on digital television since several stations had already to broadcast a digital signal. They…

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    Gore Campaign Endorsement

    Several former U.S. senators gathered to endorse Vice President Al Gore’s presidential campaign.

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    FDA Legislation

    Representatives of several groups briefed reporters on their opposition to legislation which would impact FDA procedures. A bill called the FDA Modernization Act calls for changing the…

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