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New York Times – Access Back to 1851

by gsmart

Have you used up your ten free articles for the month on the New York Times website? Don’t fret, the library offers patrons access back to 1851.

Have fun checking out business stories from years gone by.  Here are a few:

Calls Television ‘Economic Riddle”: Zenith Offical Says Industry Must Solve Problem to Enable Its future Growth
25 Jan 1945: 25
Television must solve its “economic riddle” if it is to fulfill its promise of becoming a great industry, and some method other than advertising revenue must be found to pay the terrific cost of …

Dow 1,000 By Year-End Seen Possible
20 Oct 1968: F1.
The strong momentum of the stock market, buoyed late last week by hints of a new proposal to halt the bombing in North Vietnam, sent Wall Street chattering anew about the Dow and it’s “magic” milestone.

Stereo-to-Go–and Only You Can Hear It: For the Thinking Man
By Ron Alexander
07 July 1980: B12
Josh Lansing and the young blonde woman had never even met before, but as they passed each other on Madison Avenue the other afternoon, she waved and smiled and he tipped his headphones in salute. This, it should be understood, was not your stereotypical pickup. It was, rather, a stereophonic encounter. 

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