INVESTMENT: An Oil Gusher Builds

By the reckoning of outgoing Ohio Democratic Senator Howard Metzenbaum, depressed stock market prices offer newly rich oil-exporting nations the opportunity to control AT&T, Boeing, Dow Chemical, General Dynamics, General Motors, IBM, ITT, Lockheed, United Air Lines, U.S. Steel, Xerox and ten other major companies. A 51% interest in all these firms could be bought for some $47 billion, and the 13 members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will accumulate much more surplus capital than that by the end of this year.

New Limits. The oil producers, of...

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