CORPORATIONS: The $1 Billion Five & Ten

Along a carnival-like half-mile of self-service counters and dashing pushcarts sat Tiki gods and aloha shirts, maki sushi and hibiscus plants. Through the aisles milled thousands of customers as varied and colorful as the more than 10,000 items stacked neatly on the shelves. They bore in their faces the mien and colors of all the Orient, wore cool-looking shorts, dresses and muumuus of every bright color, stepped lightly in street shoes, sandals, even bare feet. Thus last week, in casual Hawaiian fashion, the newest citizens of the U.S. welcomed the newest branch...

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