The Week January 30-February 5

NATION

Vietnam Trade Ban Dropped

President Clinton lifted the 19-year-old trade embargo against Vietnam, opening a potentially lucrative market to U.S. firms. Although he cited Vietnam's cooperation in the search for evidence of the more than 2,000 Americans still missing from the Vietnam War as justification for the move, Clinton's decision disappointed veterans' groups and families of mias. On the other hand, firms such as American Express and United Airlines were thrilled; both announced plans to open for business in Vietnam ASAP. It still remains for the two countries to establish full diplomatic relations.

Health-Care Haggling

President Clinton's health-care plan was...

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