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Bureau of Indian Affairs Created

Though it had jurisdiction over trade with Native Americans, their protection from exploitation, and their concentration on reservations, the Bureau of Indian Affairs was largely unsuccessful in protecting Native American rights and, instead, evolved primarily into a land-administering agency. It now acts as trustee over Native American lands and funds, promotes development, and provides services. In 1997 the Bureau was accused by Interior Dept. auditors of what?




Amazon.com is the largest and one of the most widely known e-commerce shopping sites on the Web. The company was founded as an online bookstore by Jeff Bezos in 1995. It soon diversified its product lines, adding DVDs, electronics, furniture, and more. Its initial "slow growth" business plan was effective: when the Internet "bubble" burst and many e-companies went out of business, Amazon persevered. What was the company's net income in 2005?

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Rupert Murdoch

An Australian-American publishing magnate, Murdoch established a worldwide communications empire, the News Corporation, that, among other assets, includes powerful holdings in Australia and New Zealand; the prestigious Times of London and other British papers; and, in the United States, HarperCollins book publishers, the New York Post, and TV Guide. What was News Corp's revenue in 2006?

Last updated on Sunday, 11th March 2007

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