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    Airline Competition and Security

    Witnesses testified about how international aviation alliances cause market turmoil and affect overall airline competition and security.

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    CBS and Viacom Merger

    Witnesses testified about a proposed merger between Viacom and CBS. Among the issues they addressed were the growing consolidation of media outlets, maintaining diversity in viewpoint with…

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    Telecommunications Act and Long Distance 2

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from telephone industry representatives the implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. They testified specifically about the problems with the…

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    Telecommunications Act and Long Distance 1

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from regulatory officials concerning the implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. They testified specifically about the problems with the…

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    College Football Bowl Alliance Part 2

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from several senators and representatives of athletic conferences concerning the college bowl alliance, which dictates that member bowl games alternate…

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    College Football Bowl Alliance Part 1

    Subcommittee members heard testimony from several senators and representatives of athletic conferences concerning the college bowl alliance, which dictates that member bowl games alternate…

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    British Airways-American Airlines Alliance

    Committee members heard testimony from an American Airlines representative and several competitors concerning the implications of the proposed alliance between British Airways and American…

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    Sports Franchise Antitrust Issues

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the legality of National Football League restrictions on moving sports teams and the implications of a move, such as business rights and city…

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    Telecommunications Antitrust Issues

    Committee members heard testimony from administration and telecommunications industry officials on the current status of telecommunications regulation. The Commerce Committee has proposed a…

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    Baseball Strike

    Committee members heard testimony on baseball’s antitrust exemption and its relation to the players strike. In 1922 the Supreme Court ruled that baseball was a sport and not a business,…

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    Telecommunication Regulation

    Committee members heard testimony about competition and consumer concerns in the communications industry that have resulted from the passage of regulation legislation last year.

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    Cable-Telephone Mergers and Competition

    Mr. Malone talked about the merger of the cable company, TCI, and a regional Bell operating company, Bell-Atlantic which will develop digital video delivery to households. Mr. Diller…

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    Telecommunication Issues

    The witnesses discussed and answered questions on recent mergers in the telecommunications industry. They mentioned how cable, film, and telephone company mergers would affect consumers.…

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    Baseball and Antitrust Law

    The subcommittee heard testimony on major league baseball’s exemption from federal antitrust laws, which it received in a court ruling in 1922 based on the idea that baseball is a sport,…

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    Insurance Policy Transfers

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the practice by insurance companies to transfer high risk insurance coverage to failing insurance companies without the policy holders' knowledge.…

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    Restructuring the Thrift Industry

    The committee heard testimony on the breakdown of savings and loans and how to restructure with the possibility of saving money on the bailout.

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    Bluebonnet Bank Investigation, Day 2

    The subcommittee was investigating the acquisition of Bluebonnet Savings and Loan by James Fail. Mr. Fail discussed his management of the Bluebonnet Savings and Loan and the alleged…

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    Bluebonnet Bank Investigation, Day 1

    The subcommittee was investigating the acquisition of Bluebonnet Bank by James Fail, despite his history of legal and regulatory problems. He acquired Bluebonnet with $1,000 of his own…

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    Failed Savings and Loans

    The subcommittee heard testimony concerning the impact of the savings and loan restructuring. The subcommittee chairman gave a rather unusual lengthy opening statement concerning this…

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    Cable TV Competitiveness

    Subcomittee on Antitrust, Monopolies and Business Rights held hearings on competitive problems in the cable television industry, focusing on proposed legislation to redefine effective…

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