Business And G Strings As Usual

Outside the workplace, almost anything still goes

It's Corporate America's most politically correct campaign: stomping out sexual harassment in the workplace. Recent scandals at Mitsubishi Motor Manufacturing and drugmaker Astra USA amply demonstrate the perils of not doing so. But away from mahogany-lined boardrooms and suburban office parks, out on the road in the grittier precincts of American business, not much has changed. A visit to Big Al's in Peoria, 40 miles from Mitsubishi's car plant in Normal, Ill., shows how deals get done.

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