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2001 Economic Forum

2001 Economic Forum

2001 Economic Forum

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NPR's Peter Overby reports that many of the corporate leaders who attended President Bush's first economic forum early last year have not been invited to the one Tuesday. Most were big contributors to the Bush presidential campaign, including former Enron CEO Kenneth Lay. Since the first forum, several companies, including Enron and Merck & Company, have had large legal and economic troubles, causing some to feel the government's ties with corporations are too close.