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New Priorities Rise

Event: New Republican administration takes office in unusual election; economy turns from prosperous to sluggish, corporate accounting scandals and bankruptcies increase and America experiences major terrorist attack. Action: National security, the economy, the falling stock market and rising unemployment concerns rise in priority as nation focuses on reacting to a series of unprecedented issues that rock the core of the nation. Connection: Brownfields sink in priority as our nation reacts to terrorist attacks, corporate accounting scandals, rising unemployment and a falling stock market. The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 slowed an already sluggish economy as government, business and individuals became increasingly concerned about the uncertainty related to the economic slowdown and the fear of future terrorist attacks. Several large “glamour” corporations failed due to accounting fraud and overstated revenues, which brought fear and uncertainty to the stock market and investors searched for safe havens, content to find even single…Log In to Read Full Article

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