1980s

The Reagan Revolution ... the Fed tames inflation and tax cuts fuel an economic boom ... leveraged buyouts and hostile takeovers ... Star Wars: a movie phenomenon and a defense system ... small business created 20 million new jobs, especially for women ... Iran Contra Affair ... Black Monday hits Wall Street but the economy hardly notices ... the Berlin Wall comes down ... money market funds are the place to put savings ... new technology—personal computers, faxes, and cell phones—on the rise.



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