Tuesday, November 16, 1999

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  • Clinton Administration and China Reach Accord over WTO

    U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky said today that she is confident Congress will back an agreement struck yesterday between the Clinton administration and China that paves the way for China’s entry into the World Trade Organization. [includes rush transcript]

  • An Interview with Studs Terkel

    "When Studs Terkel listens, everybody talks." [includes rush transcript]

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