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Big Dig Yields Big Bucks
by Pratap ChatterjeeSpecial to CorpWatch
April 24th, 2003
The Boston Celtic's basketball team are proud of their decade-old stadium -- the 19,600 seat Fleet Center which replaced the Boston Garden, their old home, in 1993. It's hard to miss the flashy new building that occupies four acres in the heart of Boston.

Chronology of Enron's Empire
by Daphne Wysham and Jim ValletteSustainable Energy and Economy Network (SEEN)
April 11th, 2002
Here is a timeline of events illustrating the players that helped leverage Enron's global reach with billions of dollars in public financing.

Another Oily Tie That Binds: Koch Industries
by Wayne MadsenSpecial to CorpWatch
February 14th, 2002
The oily links of the Bush presidency and the GOP do not end with energy and telecom giants like Williams Companies and Enron. On January 18, Williams named to its Board of Directors W. W. "Bill" Hanna, the former vice chairman of Koch Industries, an oil, gas and petrochemical company that was a major contributor to the Bush campaign.

Enron Teaches Tough Lessons for Developing World
by Praful BidwaiInter Press Service
February 7th, 2002
In the Third World Enron faces very little opprobrium, even embarrassment. In India, where it has the largest direct investment in an overseas industrial project, the corporation continues to make bullying and threatening moves.

The Players in the GATS Negotiations
by Tony ClarkeCorpWatch
October 25th, 2001
The U.S. Coalition of Service Industries is the top lobby group in the November WTO meeting in Qatar. The table below looks at 12 heavy hitters in the 67 member Coalition.

Enron: Facts and Figures
ImpactResearch: A Program of the DataCenter
June 1st, 2000
Here are some facts and figures about Enron. As of June 2000, Enron had contributed $10,265 to Sen. Slade Gorton 's Campaign (Center for Responsive Politics).

What is Neoliberalism?
by Elizabeth Martinez and Arnoldo GarciaNational Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
''Neo-liberalism'' is a set of economic policies that have become widespread during the last 25 years or so. Although the word is rarely heard in the United States, you can clearly see the effects of neo-liberalism here as the rich grow richer and the poor grow poorer.