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At the two ends of the Sunbelt last week, conventions of both the New Economy and the Old Economy took place. In Anaheim, Calif., some 110,000 people paid up to $125 each to examine the wares of 650 firms at the National Computer Conference. At the same time in Dallas, nearly 2,500 delegates attended the United Auto Workers meeting that elected a new union president. TIME Correspondent Dick Thompson was in Anaheim, and Correspondent Barbara Dolan was in Dallas. Their reports:


It all had the atmosphere of Walt Disney's nearby Fantasyland. In...

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