CORPORATIONS: 5 Billion Time Signals

Arde Bulova, whose company sells more jeweled watches than any other in the U.S., was wound up like a mainspring. It was the middle of his busiest season. And the Justice Department, looking into the American watch industry's dealings with the Swiss cartel, had made what he thought was an unreasonable request. It had asked Bulova, along with other U.S. watch companies, to turn over hundreds of documents concerning their business, and had set a deadline for last week. Said Arde Bulova: "I wanted to answer them very briefly and simply: 'Don't...

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