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Wednesday, December 2, 1998

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  • House Investigation Includes Campaign Finance

    In a day-long public hearing into the consequences of impeachment, the House Judiciary Committee heard yesterday from judges, military officers and convicted perjurers about the seriousness and consequences of perjury. Members voted along party lines to issue new subpoenas related to Clinton’s campaign finances among protests from Democrats who asked Republicans to "bring us out of the chaos."

  • Labor Union Descends On Wal-Mart

    In Arkansas, thousands of supermarket and retail workers, religious leaders and community activists are expected to descend on the city of Bentonville, corporate headquarters of the retail mega-giant Wal-Mart. The marchers, led by AFL-CIO leader John Sweeney, will protest the expansion of Wal-Mart into the supermarket industry — a move that they say is a direct threat to jobs, wages and health benefits of supermarket employees. The protest at Wal-Mart is expected to be one of the largest demonstrations against the company in its history. With sales of more than $119 billion a year, Wal-Mart is bigger than the world’s three next-largest retailers combined. In fact, Wal-Mart has a larger economy than over 100 of the world’s nations.