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Berkeley OKs Ban on Business With Companies in Myanmar: The City Council passed a resolution banning the city from purchasing goods or services from companies operating in Myanmar, the Southeast Asian country whose military leaders are accused of brutalizing their political opponents and ethnic minorities. The vote was 8 to 1. The U.S. companies most likely to be affected by the resolution--reportedly the first of its kind in the world--are Unocal Corp., PepsiCo Inc. and Texaco Inc.

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