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A U.S. military supply ship fired at a small boat in the Persian Gulf on Monday after it came too close, killing one person onboard and wounding three, Defense Department officials said.

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Iran conducts airborne war gamesupdated: Sat Feb 04 2012 22:23:00

Iranian forces began a series of airborne war games Saturday aimed at improving combat preparedness, the semiofficial Fars News Agency reported.

After Iran threat, U.S. aircraft carrier goes through Strait of Hormuz without incidentupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 05:42:00

Flanked by British and French ships, the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier moved through the Strait of Hormuz without incident Sunday despite recent threats from Iran.

Ramping up pressure on Iranupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 05:42:00

CNN's Josh Levs talks about how the international community is pressuring Iran to openly discuss its nuclear program.

U.S. destroyer aids crew of sinking Iranian fishing vesselupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 10:58:00

U.S. sailors aboard a guided-missile destroyer aided the crew of a sinking Iranian fishing vessel in the Arabian Sea, the U.S. Navy said Thursday.

U.S. ships harassed in Strait of Hormuzupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 10:58:00

CNN's Barbara Starr reports on U.S. ships harassed in the Strait of Hormuz.

Official: U.S. vessels harassed by high-speed Iranian boatsupdated: Fri Jan 13 2012 20:16:00

At a time of heightened tensions with Iran, U.S. military officials told CNN Friday that U.S. military and Coast Guard ships had two close encounters earlier this month with high-speed Iranian boats in the Strait of Hormuz and Persian Gulf that exhibited provocative behavior.

U.S. Coast Guard rescues 6 Iranians in Persian Gulf updated: Tue Jan 10 2012 12:46:00

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued six Iranian mariners at the northern end of the Persian Gulf early Tuesday, the Pentagon said.

U.S. Navy rescues Iranian sailorsupdated: Mon Jan 09 2012 11:48:00

U.S. Navy sailors from the USS Kidd rescue 13 Iranian sailors from a hijacked fishing boat in the Persian Gulf.

U.S. Navy rescues Iranian sailorsupdated: Mon Jan 09 2012 11:48:00

U.S. sailors from a carrier strike group whose recent presence in the Persian Gulf drew the ire of Iranian military officials have rescued 13 of the Middle Eastern country's sailors from a hijacked fishing boat, a military spokesman said Friday.

UK sending warship to Persian Gulf amid Strait closure fearsupdated: Sat Jan 07 2012 11:34:00

The United Kingdom said Saturday it plans to send a warship to the Persian Gulf, a move that follows Western criticism of Iranian threats to close the Strait of Hormuz.

What's Iran's real plan?updated: Sat Jan 07 2012 11:34:00

Closing waterways and firing missiles. What's Iran's real plan? CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.

Iran welcomes U.S. rescue of Iranian fishermenupdated: Sat Jan 07 2012 11:17:00

Iran on Saturday welcomed the rescue of 13 Iranian sailors by a U.S. Navy ship, calling it a "humanitarian act."

Iran says U.S. warships in Persian Gulf spawn 'mayhem'updated: Thu Jan 05 2012 12:44:00

Another top Iranian official weighed in Wednesday about the tensions brewing between his country and the United States, the latest salvo in the war of words over the Strait of Hormuz and the Persian Gulf.

Iran-Iraq alliance unlikely, expert saysupdated: Thu Jan 05 2012 12:44:00

An expert on Iran-Iraq relations says there is no reason to suspect Iran and Iraq are going to be allies anytime soon.

Iran warns U.S. over aircraft carrierupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 13:52:00

Iran warned the United States Tuesday not to return a U.S. aircraft carrier "to the Persian Gulf region."

Dangerous mix: Iranian oil and U.S. sanctions updated: Thu Dec 29 2011 10:28:00

Iran has threatened that it will retaliate against the Obama administration's proposed new economic sanctions on Iran's oil exports by blocking the flow of oil from the Persian Gulf. "If sanctions are adopted against Iranian oil," said Iran's Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi, "not a drop of oil will pass through the Strait of Hormuz," the narrow waterway at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, which one-fifth of the world's oil supply passes through daily.

U.S. warning to Iranupdated: Thu Dec 29 2011 10:28:00

Iranian threats to cut off access to the Strait of Hormuz have elicited warnings from the United States.

U.S. Navy won't tolerate 'disruption' through Strait of Hormuzupdated: Thu Dec 29 2011 09:36:00

The U.S. Navy said Iran's threat to block the strategically and economically important Strait of Hormuz is unacceptable.

Analysis: Saber-rattling in Strait of Hormuzupdated: Wed Dec 28 2011 09:25:00

It is just 34 miles (55 kilometers) wide and dotted with islands and rocky outcrops, a channel that links the Persian Gulf with the Indian Ocean. Like many marine chokepoints, the Strait of Hormuz has long commanded the attention of empires and their navies.

Iran says it warns off foreign helicopter near naval maneuversupdated: Mon Dec 26 2011 10:18:00

Iran's Navy ordered a helicopter from an unspecified foreign country to leave to leave the area of maneuvers it is conducting in the Persian Gulf, the semi-official Fars News Agency reported Monday.

Schmidt on keeping America's secretsupdated: Wed Dec 14 2011 12:44:00

Google CEO Eric Schmidt talks to CNN's Erin Burnett about the downed drone in Iran and cybersecurity.

Can the world live with a near-nuclear Iran?updated: Wed Dec 14 2011 12:44:00

Some analysts have attributed the recent downing of a U.S. RQ-170 Sentinel high-altitude reconnaissance drone in Iran to that nation's increasingly sophisticated capability to launch cyber attacks. Others have dismissed the idea that Iran was capable of bringing down an RQ-170, arguing that Iranian air defenses do not have the capability to track an aircraft with radar-evading technology.

CNNMoney: Democrats urge Obama to tap oil reserveupdated: Thu Feb 24 2011 14:08:00

Three House Democrats urged President Obama Thursday to tap the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve as turmoil in the Middle East pushed oil prices over $100 a barrel.

CNNMoney: Egypt oil threat may be overblownupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 10:44:00

The Egyptian crisis has sent oil prices to a 2-year high above $92 a barrel, up 5.5% in two trading sessions, due to concern the turmoil could spread to Middle East nations that are bigger crude producers.

U.S. Navy bombarded with Facebook complaints on use of 'Arabian Gulf'updated: Mon Dec 06 2010 18:55:00

The U.S. Navy's Facebook page is awash with thousands of pro-Iranian messages protesting the force's designation of the "Arabian Gulf" instead of the "Persian Gulf."

Al Qaeda affiliate looks to new targets in Persian Gulfupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 17:59:00

One night in late July this year, the Japanese supertanker M. Star was making its way through the Strait of Hormuz -- the chokepoint at the southern tip of the Persian Gulf. It was en route to Japan with 3 million barrels of crude oil.

U.S. Navy vessel assists two adrift Iraniansupdated: Thu Nov 18 2010 23:07:00

A U.S. Navy destroyer helped two Iranian civilian sailors found Thursday floating in a life raft in the Persian Gulf.

August on Inside the Middle Eastupdated: Mon Aug 02 2010 12:06:00

Iraqi kids find a musical escape

Iranian navy plane flies near USS Eisenhower in Gulf of Omanupdated: Wed Apr 28 2010 17:38:00

An Iranian navy plane that approached a U.S. aircraft carrier last week was flying as low as 300 feet as it neared the USS Eisenhower, U.S. military officials said Wednesday.

Iran begins military drill in Persian Gulfupdated: Thu Apr 22 2010 11:22:00

Iran began a massive air, land and sea exercise Thursday in the Persian Gulf aimed at showcasing the Islamic regime's military strength, state-run media reported.

What now for sailing in the Gulf?updated: Tue Dec 01 2009 15:54:00

The detention of five British sailors by Iran in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday has cast a shadow over the area's ambition to become the world's prime destination for luxury sailing events.

Iranian military conducts 'routine' aerial exercisesupdated: Tue Jun 23 2009 16:03:00

Iran's military is conducting aerial exercises in the Persian Gulf, U.S. military sources said Tuesday.

U.S. Persian Gulf forces cautioned on Iranupdated: Sun Jun 14 2009 00:42:00

U.S. military commanders in the Middle East were sent a message reminding American forces to maintain discipline and prudence if they encounter any Iranian military forces during potential unrest surrounding Iran's presidential election, CNN has learned.

Military mortuary open to media for first time since 1991updated: Mon Apr 06 2009 11:20:00

For the first time since media coverage was banned in 1991, the return of the body of a fallen member of the U.S. armed forces was opened to news outlets late Sunday.

Media coverage of war deadupdated: Mon Apr 06 2009 11:20:00

CNN's Susan Roesgen reports on the Pentagon's decision to allow media coverage of flag-draped coffins of war victims.

CNNMoney: Sizing up Iran's oil threatupdated: Thu Jul 10 2008 22:18:00

Iranian missile tests. Reports of covert U.S. operations inside the country. Israeli military exercises designed to simulate an attack on Iran.

iReporter describes blastupdated: Tue Jul 08 2008 11:04:00

iReporter Paul King describes the large terrorist bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan.

U.S. cargo ship fires warning shots in Persian Gulf, Navy saysupdated: Fri Apr 25 2008 17:22:00

A U.S.-contracted cargo ship fired warning shots in the Persian Gulf at two small patrol boats believed to be from Iran, U.S. Navy officials said Friday.

Iran denies confrontation at sea with U.S. Navyupdated: Sat Apr 12 2008 07:44:00

Iran denied a report that several of its boats taunted a U.S. Navy vessel in the Persian Gulf on Thursday night, according to IRNA, Iran's official news agency.

General assesses Iranian threatupdated: Sat Apr 12 2008 07:44:00

General David Petraeus talks to CNN's Michael Ware about Iran and its relationship with Iraq.

U.S. patrol craft fires flare over Iranian boat updated: Fri Apr 11 2008 13:57:00

The USS Typhoon fired a warning flare during a confrontation Thursday night with three small Iranian boats in the Persian Gulf, a U.S. military official said.

Dozens of vehicles burn in massive Emirates wreck updated: Tue Mar 11 2008 13:01:00

Six people were killed, at least 40 were injured and dozens of vehicles burned Tuesday when hundreds of cars collided on a fog-shrouded Persian Gulf highway.

Third undersea Internet cable cut in Mideastupdated: Fri Feb 01 2008 18:18:00

An undersea cable carrying Internet traffic was cut off the Persian Gulf emirate of Dubai, officials said Friday, the third loss of a line carrying Internet and telephone traffic in three days.

Name game stokes U.S.-Iranian tensionsupdated: Thu Jan 24 2008 10:17:00

The back-and-forth between Iran and the United States over an encounter between their naval forces intensified this week when Tehran rejected a message from Washington because it did not use the term "Persian Gulf," Iran's news agency said.

Bush brings arms deal with Saudi visitupdated: Mon Jan 14 2008 21:05:00

The Bush administration said Monday it notified Congress of plans to sell $20 billion in sophisticated arms to Saudi Arabia. The deal includes the proposed sale of 900 "joint direct attack munitions" worth close to $120 million, said U.S. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack.

Warship harassed by Guardupdated: Wed Jan 09 2008 16:43:00

The U.S. Navy releases video of the confrontation with Iranian Revolutionary Guard speedboats in the Persian Gulf.

Bush: Iran threatening world peaceupdated: Wed Jan 09 2008 13:21:00

Iran has denounced video and audio recordings released by the United States of the two nations' confrontation in the Strait of Hormuz as "fabricated," according to statements carried by state-run television station.

Security for Bush's visitupdated: Wed Jan 09 2008 13:21:00

CNN's Atika Shubert looks at security measures for President Bush's visit to Israel and Palestinian territories.

Iranian boats 'harass' U.S. Navy, officials sayupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 16:03:00

Five Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats "harassed and provoked" three U.S. Navy ships early Sunday in international waters, the U.S. military said Monday, calling the encounter a "significant" confrontation.

U.S. F/A-18 fighter jets crash in Persian Gulf updated: Mon Jan 07 2008 15:14:00

Two U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets -- flying off the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman -- crashed Monday night in the Persian Gulf, U.S. Navy officials said.

Iran's Revolutionary Guards patrol Persian Gulf, U.S. saysupdated: Thu Nov 29 2007 19:46:00

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps has taken command of Iranian naval operations in the Persian Gulf, the U.S. military has revealed.

A meeting of two business worldsupdated: Fri Sep 28 2007 05:52:00

While U.S. and European markets try to gauge the bottom of the sub-prime lending crisis, government-controlled funds in the Persian Gulf have been on a spending spree, investing billions of dollars in companies around the world. US May Cut Navy in Persian Gulfupdated: Wed Jul 11 2007 12:00:00

After a much-publicized military buildup in the Persian Gulf, the United States is now planning to have only one aircraft carrier in the region for part of this year

Three Finns held in Iran releasedupdated: Wed Jun 06 2007 04:15:00

Three Finnish men, detained over the weekend by Tehran for allegedly straying into Irainian waters during a fishing trip in the Persian Gulf, have been released, a Finland foreign ministry official says.

CNNMoney: Oil tumbles nearly $3updated: Mon Apr 09 2007 15:14:00

Oil prices plunged over 4 percent Monday, driven down by heavy fund selling and unwinding political tensions in the Persian Gulf.

UK sailors 'blindfolded, isolated'updated: Fri Apr 06 2007 04:55:00

The 15 British military personnel captured by Iranian forces in the Persian Gulf were subjected to "psychological pressure" and kept in isolation during their detention, the group's officers said on Friday.

CNNMoney: Persian Gulf hope may spur stocksupdated: Tue Apr 03 2007 03:50:00

Indications of easing tensions between Iran and Britain - bringing oil prices lower - could be a positive factor for U.S. stocks when markets open Tuesday.

U.S. admiral questions Iran's motivesupdated: Tue Feb 20 2007 15:15:00

The White House on Tuesday emphasized diplomacy over potential military action against Iran -- just a day after a top naval commander questioned the intentions behind Iran's recent exercises in the Persian Gulf.

Officials: Iranian patrol boats probe Iraqi watersupdated: Mon Feb 19 2007 12:03:00

Iranian patrol boats have increased attempts in the last week to assess defenses near Iraqi offshore oil terminals, U.S. military officials said Monday.

The insider's guide: Iran's nuclear tourismupdated: Mon Oct 09 2006 12:54:00

Iran has announced it will allow foreign tourists to visit its nuclear facilities -- a novel approach to calming the world's fears about its nuclear program. What could you expect from a visit, and should you take the kids or the Geiger counter?

Video of three Iraq hostages airedupdated: Tue Mar 07 2006 05:02:00

Al-Jazeera television has broadcast a 25-second, silent videotape showing three of four hostage Christian Peacemaker activists, and said that the men asked their governments and countries in the Persian Gulf to work for their release.

White House lists 10 foiled attacks updated: Thu Feb 09 2006 11:27:00

President Bush said Thursday that the U.S.-led global war on terror had "weakened" al Qaeda and cited as proof international efforts that he said had thwarted a terrorist plot to attack Los Angeles.

Business 2.0: Hotel Sheikhupdated: Mon Aug 01 2005 00:01:00

Pity the ignorant executive who boards a plane for the United Arab Emirates bragging about his Ritz-Carlton reservations. Because even before landing, he'll spot the best business hotel in the Midd...

Persian Gulf pilots' dangerous missionupdated: Thu May 05 2005 17:26:00

The Defense Department has released the names of the two U.S. Marine pilots who died when their F/A-18 jet fighters apparently collided over Iraq. The pilots are Maj. John C. Spahr, 42 years old, from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and Capt. Kelly C. Hinz, 30 years old, from Woodbury, Minnesota.

Australians to train Iraqi armyupdated: Sat Feb 21 2004 19:24:00

Australia will send additional troops to Iraq to help train the nation's armed forces.

CIA: Bin Laden tape likely authentic, recentupdated: Mon Jan 05 2004 02:05:00

A new audiotape broadcast on the Arabic-language television network Al-Jazeera likely featured the voice of Osama bin Laden and was recorded recently, a CIA spokesman said Monday.

Fortune: Fantasy Islandupdated: Mon Nov 10 2003 00:01:00

There's no such thing as too much waterfront property, especially in Dubai. As part of the tiny state's drive to become a tourist hot spot, the government is working with a private developer to bui...

Money Magazine: The New World Of Oil All eyes are on Iraq, but new sources of crude worldwide are reshaping the industry, says updated: Thu May 01 2003 00:01:00

This past year it wasn't just the stock market taking us for a wild ride. As we moved closer to war with Iraq, oil prices jumped from $20 to nearly $40 a barrel. By late March they'd fallen to abou...

Fortune: Pyramid Schemes War? What war? Susan Hack checks out the Middle East's massive investment in tourism.updated: Mon Apr 16 2001 00:01:00

It's 110 degrees in the shade, but you'd never know it inside the air-conditioned Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph whisking you from Dubai's new $550 million airport to the Burj Al Arab Hotel. Shaped like...

Fortune: THE GOLD IN THEM THAR HILLSupdated: Mon Mar 22 1993 00:01:00

Here's a case where money does grow on trees. The sleepy lumber market -- as in sawing logs -- is looking like gold, circa 1980. Lumber futures prices recently rose to their preset limits -- up $5,...

Fortune: PRODUCTS OF THE YEARupdated: Mon Dec 02 1991 00:01:00

One of the biggest events of 1991 -- the Persian Gulf war -- doesn't exactly qualify for our 11th annual roundup of hot happenings. But a related product does. The Gulf war dropped smart bombs onto...

Money Magazine: AMERICANS ARE DEMANDING A HEALTH-CARE CURE updated: Thu Aug 01 1991 00:01:00

Thank you for your May Editor's Notes about America's need for better health insurance. Our lack of a national program for meeting health-care costs for all our citizens is a true disgrace. I heard...

Money Magazine: six who dared and wonupdated: Wed May 15 1991 00:01:00

When God made entrepreneurs, He kept breaking the mold. That's why the ''I can do it better'' spirit shines through America's nearly 20 million small companies in so many varied and wonderful ways....

Money Magazine: TRADING UP With ''Desert Storm'' cards setting the pace, non-sport collectibles are joining baseball in the big leagues.updated: Wed May 01 1991 00:01:00

Everybody knows the Persian Gulf war was good for stocks: the Dow Jones industrials are up 16.1% since Jan. 16. But the best wartime investment, up more than 7,000% in the past three months, isn't ...

Money Magazine: HOMEOWNERS LIKE YOU TURN HOPEFULupdated: Wed May 01 1991 00:01:00

Good-bye, subterranean homesick blues. A nationwide poll of 300 MONEY subscribers conducted by the Gallup Organization in March shows that people have become far more upbeat about the path of home ...

Money Magazine: OUR CONSUMER COMFORT POLLupdated: Wed May 01 1991 00:01:00


Fortune: The case for stereotyping, Domesticrats uncork one, monopoly in the cockpit, and other matters. GENDER WOBBLESupdated: Mon Apr 22 1991 00:01:00

American forces have prevailed in the Persian Gulf, and the question here in New York City is whether to have a victory celebration. Some say that penurious Gotham cannot afford one, but Mayor Davi...

Fortune: NOW HEAR THIS updated: Mon Mar 25 1991 00:01:00

-- YUTAKA OKUMURA, 65, president of Furukawa, a Japanese maker of construction machinery, on Saddam Hussein's decision to spill oil into the Persian Gulf: ''His strategies are beyond conventional c...

Fortune: LET'S ROLL UP THE YELLOW RIBBONSupdated: Mon Mar 25 1991 00:01:00

With bunting, flags, and barking dogs, the Matthews family of Pembroke, Massachusetts, will soon welcome son Scott back from the Persian Gulf. A truck driver with the Army's Seventh Corps, Scott wo...

Fortune: THE PENALTY TO THE ENVIRONMENT updated: Mon Mar 25 1991 00:01:00

The burning of so many oil wells at once is a unique event, and it may be years before the full extent of the damage is known. Such fires put out hydrocarbons similar to auto exhaust, soot, and tox...

Money Magazine: INCOME TAX RELIEF FOR OUR TROOPS IN THE DANGER ZONEupdated: Fri Mar 01 1991 00:01:00

Five days after the Persian Gulf war began on Jan. 16, President Bush officially declared the Arabian peninsula and its surrounding waters a combat zone. The formal pronouncement triggered a number...

Fortune: WHAT COMES NEXT War taught the U.S. some things: High-tech weapons can work and a volunteer force can fight. Now, the first stopupdated: Mon Feb 11 1991 00:01:00

THE QUESTIONS shot out of the Middle East as fast as automatic weapons fire. Will the Iraq war stabilize the Middle East or leave it more dangerous than ever? How will it affect the global economy,...

Money Magazine: DON'T LET HORROR HEADLINES SPOOK YOU INTO MISTAKESupdated: Tue Jan 01 1991 00:01:00

If the daily reports of economic mayhem have you feeling panicky, you're not alone. According to MONEY's Consumer Comfort index (left) and other surveys, Americans are extremely gloomy about the ec...

Fortune: WOOD STOVES HEAT UP AGAINupdated: Mon Dec 03 1990 00:01:00

Thanks to the crisis in the Persian Gulf, the wood-burning stove is making a comeback. Homeowners scared by the high cost of fuel oil have been rushing to buy before winter sets in. The wood stove ...

Fortune: FORTUNE Magazine contents page DECEMBER 3, 1990 VOL. 122, NO. 14 updated: Mon Dec 03 1990 00:01:00

SELLING/Cover Stories 38 HOW TO DEAL WITH TOUGHER CUSTOMERS Today's consumers can drive a marketer nuts. They insist on quality. They pore over labels. Surprise! Satisfying them can be very good fo...


BONDS HAVE FARED better than stocks this year, but that isn't saying much. Total return has generally amounted to only a few percentage points, while prices have behaved like a yo-yo. Early in the ...

Money Magazine: WHY THE DOW IS HEADING TO 3100 -- OOPS, 2100 -- SOONupdated: Mon Oct 01 1990 00:01:00

Shareholders lost a lot of confidence as well as money in the August stock market rout triggered by Iraq's takeover of Kuwait. Saddam Hussein's tanks crushed such investment canons as the oil glut,...

Money Magazine: SEEKING SHELTER IN AN OIL-SHOCKED MARKETupdated: Mon Oct 01 1990 00:01:00

For many mutual fund investors, August's financial tempest was uncomfortably reminiscent of the even stormier month of October 1987. While this year's version lacked the climactic one-day panic of ...

Money Magazine: TOUR TACTICSupdated: Mon Oct 01 1990 00:01:00

After Iraq invaded Kuwait last August, my September tour in nearby Turkey looked like a total loss -- $2,100. The Turkish tour operator claimed it was safe to travel. I wasn't so sure. Yet I manage...

Fortune: NOW HEAR THIS updated: Mon Sep 24 1990 00:01:00

-- PATRICK LEAHY, 50, Democratic Senator from Vermont, in advocating a ''war tax'' to finance U.S. operations in the Persian Gulf: ''This would demonstrate to the world that we are in there for the...

Fortune: THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR OIL There's no longer any doubt that the Middle East cannot be relied on for petroleum. The world wupdated: Mon Sep 10 1990 00:01:00

THE CONFRONTATION in the Persian Gulf conjures a host of horrible prospects: Shuttered factories. Gasoline lines. Blood in the sand. It might not come to that, of course. Iraq could yet withdraw fr...

Fortune: SCORECARDS ON THE OIL GIANTSupdated: Mon Sep 10 1990 00:01:00

The U.S.-led embargo of Iraq and Kuwait, which together produced 20% of OPEC's crude exports last year, will jolt some of the world's leading oil companies and enrich others. Starting on this page ...

Money Magazine: Investments: A funny thing happened on the way to 3000updated: Tue Dec 01 1987 00:01:00

The October 1987 meltdown will be long remembered on Wall Street. Higher interest rates, combined with uncertainties about inflation, the dollar, trade and budget deficits, and the explosive Persia...

Fortune: STILL BULLISH AT THE TOP Though eager for Washington to ''do something'' about deficits, chief executives continue to expect higupdated: Mon Nov 23 1987 00:01:00

DESPITE the market plunge, chief executives interviewed for the FORTUNE 500 CEO poll, the second in a series, are mostly upbeat. They expect no recession next year, think company profits will excee...

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