SCANDALS: Kickbacks in Living Color

The flood of Japanese TV sets on the U.S. market has long been a sore point with American TV manufacturers and labor unions. By one estimate, 70,000 jobs have been lost to Japanese imports, which last year accounted for 2.9 million sets, or 38% of the domestic market. In May, the Carter Administration worked out a deal with Japanese makers to limit imports. But now the picture is darkening again; U.S. Government investigators are probing charges that Japanese manufacturers have been making illegal kickbacks to U.S. importers as a way of getting around federal "antidumping"...

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