The Washington Post
reports that the lucrative relationship between
may soon be strained. Intel is developing new technologies that will support a range of software operating systems other than Windows.
the Houston Chronicle
is straying from
. Compaq will be offering a $999 consumer PC with a 233-megahertz chip from
Advance Micro Devices
sometime after January 1st. As the number one PC maker in the world, Compaq is also Intel's top customer.
According to the
, Chicago area casino owners are threatening to downsize after this week's passage of a tax increase on gambling revenues.
has postponed building a $27 billion hotel in Joliet, while
, also in Joliet, will have to lay off an undetermined number of workers. Down-state Casinos will benefit from the new graduated tax scale due to their depressed revenues.
The collapse of
may be just the beginning of major failures in Japan, according to the
Samuel Brittan writing in the
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to register) reports on why the "Asian Model" as a system of organization may not be the best system for Western countries to fear, or imitate.
Beef Lovers' Special!
report that the British Government has banned all sales of beef on the bone on the grounds that it could cause Creuzfeldt-Jakob disease. Aggravating an already struggling farming industry, the ban will also disappoint those Brits looking forward to the Christmas roast with their Yorkshire Pudding.
reports that the F.D.A. has issued a decision that would allow meat processors to irradiate beef for increased food safety.