Wednesday, October 27, 1999

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  • New Theory On the Introduction of AIDS in Humans

    As world population recently reached 6 billion, The Worldwatch Institute is saying that the HIV epidemic is measurably slowing population growth. Nowhere is this more evident that in sub-Saharan Africa, where of millions of people have died from AIDS and millions of others are infected with the HIV virus. AIDS has reached epidemic proportions in countries like the Congo and South Africa, where it is estimated that one fifth of their adult populations will die from AIDS, and where between one in four and one in five people are infected with the HIV virus.

  • Senate Debates Free Trade Legislation for Africa and the Caribbean

    The U.S. Senate will take up debate today over a free trade bill for Africa and the Caribbean that is being pushed by the White House and Free Trade Republicans, as President Clinton presses for a new global round of free market talks.

  • Congress Takes Up Overhaul of U.S. Banking Laws

    Congress is expected to vote this week on whether to overhaul the nation’s banking laws, which have been in place since the Depression. Supporters of the revisions note the amount of choice that would be provided to the consumer: for the first time, insurance companies, brokerage houses, banks and credit card companies would be allowed to merge under one roof, providing the customer with one-stop shopping for their financial services needs.