Oil Companies

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Before The Days Of Mergers We Called Them Monopolies – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Monopolies – Are They Bad For Business? – Chicago University Roundtable – April 1, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Monopolies – a word that’s not used much anymore. It’s what used it used to be called when one company bought out several smaller companies and emerged as the...

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September 21, 1979 – All That’s Crazy Is Gold

September 21, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 21, 1979 was another insane day, if you were in the Gold Market. Prices were on a roller coaster ride all week and then slumped in Europe earlier this day, after reaching record highs earlier...

21-year old Mohammad Reza Pahlavi 0

September 16, 1941 – Abdication In Tehran – Raids Over Germany

  September 16, 1941 – As the news broke from Tehran of an extraordinary meeting of Parliament, it was learned that Reza Shah had abdicated his power as ruler of Iran to his son Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. The reasons cited were ill-health, but the Soviet-British takeover of Iranian oil fields...

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September 5-6, 1975 – “It Didn’t Go Off!” – President Ford Meets Squeaky Fromme

  Become a Patron! The week of September 6th in 1975 was an odd one. It ended with an attempted assassination of President Ford during his visit to Sacramento, California. The perpetrator was revealed to be former Charles Manson follower Lynette ‘Squeaky Fromme“, who was tackled by Secret Service when...

Russian and British Troops patrolling Tehran - August 1941 0

August 25, 1941 – Opening New Fronts – The View From Tehran

August 25, 1941 – News Of The World – NBC Red Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this August 25th, seventy-five years ago, was about the opening of a new front in this War. Now it was the Middle-East, with British and Russian troops moving into Iran,...

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March 28, 2000 – Mixed Signals

March 28, 2000 – CBS World News Roundup – Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 28,2000 – a day full of mixed signals, not the least from Mars. On this day 16 years, OPEC was meeting in Vienna, debating a production increase of oil production. If they...

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March 15, 1953 – Meet The New Boss

March 15, 1953 – Drew Pearson News – ABC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 15, 1953 – While the world was processing the death of Soviet Premier Stalin, his replacement, Gyorgy Melenkov was quickly and quietly taking the reigns, and not-so-quietly instigating purges within the Party. Rumors...