Thursday, August 31, 2000

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  • A Debate (Sort of) with the Presidential Debate Commission

    Senior advisers to Gov. George W. Bush met yesterday with representatives from three television networks to discuss presidential debates that individual networks have proposed.

  • CEO/Worker Pay Gap: The Neglected Campaign Issue

    We now turn to an issue that is not exactly at the forefront of this year’s presidential race. And that is the enormous gap in the pay of CEOs and workers in this country. Perhaps one of the reasons that this is not a big issue is that Dick Cheney is on the Republican ticket as George Bush’s vice presidential candidate. Cheney received compensation worth an estimated $38 million, including future stock options, when he retired recently as chairman of oil services firm Halliburton, the nation’s fifth largest military contractor.

  • Ralph Nader Hits General Electric in New York

    Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader has been touring across New York today, speaking in front of the General Electric Building on the theme "Give Back Polluted GE Money." He also hit Wall Street where he spoke in front of the New York Stock Exchange.

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