November 27, 1995 in Nation/World

Ethics Of Global Deregulation Considered In Aram Lecture

Compiled By Business Staff
 

Global competition has become a popular scapegoat when businesses set out to explain difficult decisions.

It’s been blamed for everything from wage stagnation, to layoffs, to mergers.

An annual forum sponsored by Gonzaga University could shed some light on the issue.

Father Gerald Cavanagh, author and chancellor of the University of Detroit Mercy, will speak Tuesday on ethical implications for global deregulation as part of the Aram Lecture on Business Ethics at 11:45 a.m. at Cavanaugh’s Inn at the Park. Cost: $15.

In other events this week:

Today

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs committee holds a hearing on issues involving the Daiwa Bank and Daiwa Trust.

Tuesday

Asotin County Association of Wheat Growers conducts annual meeting at 1 p.m. in the Quality Inn of Clarkston, Wash.

Wednesday

A public meeting to review traffic projections for a proposed multiuse commercial development at the northeast corner of Regal and the Palouse Highway will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Hamblen Elementary School, 2121 E. Thurston Ave. Call Ann Winkler or Todd Whipple at Inland Pacific Engineering, 458-6840.

Consumer Credit Counseling of Spokane conducts a 7 p.m. seminar on “Surviving the Holidays” at 1912 N. Division. Call 327-3777 to register.

Community Colleges of Spokane launch a nine-session course in “Business Success.” Cost: $250. Call 358-2050.

Christie’s East auction of pop memorabilia in New York includes a flugelhorn custom-made for Miles Davis, a Jimi Hendrix owned Fender Stratocaster and an acoustic guitar once owned by Bob Dylan.

The Washington State Fruit Commission board of directors meet in Yakima.

Thursday

Scheduled sentencing in Cleveland for Michael Monus, ousted Phar-Mor Inc. president convicted of more than 100 felony fraud and embezzlement charges.

Friday

SIRTI presents an interactive forum on ways Spokane’s telecommunications infrastructure can help spur economic growth. The forum, which runs from 8:00 to 1:30 at the Ag Trade Center, costs $68, including lunch and materials. Call 358-2000 for more information.

Washington State Commission on Pesticide Registration meets in Ellensburg.

Bankruptcy judge decides whether to reinstate Orange County’s lawsuit against Merrill Lynch blaming it for the county’s bankruptcy.

Saturday

Washington Association of Wheat Growers annual meeting opens at the Pasco Red Lion, running through Dec. 4. Cost: $120 members; $175 non-members. Call 509-659-0610.

A seminar on “Importing as a Small Business” begins at 9 a.m. at the Spokane Intercollegiate Research and Technology Institute, 665 N. Riverpointe Blvd. Cost: $75. Call Jo Ann Nielsen at 533-4705.

, DataTimes ILLUSTRATION: Graphic: Total employment

MEMO: This sidebar appeared with the story: ON THE SHELF Business Week, Nov. 27: By the end of 1995, McDonald’s will have opened 1,000 new domestic locations, most of them Express restaurants. Forbes, Dec. 4: Alaska Air Group is attracting the attention of short sellers.

Private domain Largest private companies in the United States, as ranked by Forbes based on 1994 revenues: 1. Cargill: agricultural conglomerate, $51.2 billion 2. Koch Industries: conglomerate with operations in oil, chemicals, agriculture and real estate, $25.2 billion 3. United Parcel Service: package delivery, $19.6 billion 4. Continental Grain: agribusiness and financial services, $13.5 billion 5. Mars: maker of candy, pet food and electronics, $13 billion 6. Goldman Sachs: financial services, $10.9 billion

This sidebar appeared with the story: ON THE SHELF Business Week, Nov. 27: By the end of 1995, McDonald’s will have opened 1,000 new domestic locations, most of them Express restaurants. Forbes, Dec. 4: Alaska Air Group is attracting the attention of short sellers.

Private domain Largest private companies in the United States, as ranked by Forbes based on 1994 revenues: 1. Cargill: agricultural conglomerate, $51.2 billion 2. Koch Industries: conglomerate with operations in oil, chemicals, agriculture and real estate, $25.2 billion 3. United Parcel Service: package delivery, $19.6 billion 4. Continental Grain: agribusiness and financial services, $13.5 billion 5. Mars: maker of candy, pet food and electronics, $13 billion 6. Goldman Sachs: financial services, $10.9 billion


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