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Corporate Spending

Tricks of the Trade That Block Climate Change Progress

Julie Fox Gorte | Posted 03.30.2014 | Green
Julie Fox Gorte

The Clean Trillion will have a much better chance of succeeding if it isn't swimming upstream against the flow of public policy on climate change.

How Out of Touch Is Wall Street?

Dave Lauer | Posted 09.16.2012 | Business
Dave Lauer

Here are eight things you might not know about Wall Street and the trader culture. Is Wall St. out of touch with the plight of middle-class America? Y...

The Surprising Consequence Of Corporate Political Spending

Reuters | Posted 08.11.2012 | Business

* Researchers looked at donations, lobbying over 11 years * The more corporations spent, the worse they did financially ...

Companies Have Cash, Won't Share

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.23.2012 | Business

Companies around the world have tons of cash and talk all big about how confident they are about the economy, and yet they're sitting on their hands w...

Matt Sledge

Michigan Gets 'F' In Corruption | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.19.2012 | Detroit

From the cases of Kwame Kilpatrick to those of Monica Conyers and Robert Ficano, metro Detroit has not wanted for blockbuster political scandals over...

Mike Sacks

Montana Supreme Court Brushes Aside 'Citizens United' | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Montana Supreme Court has put itself on a collision course with the U.S. Supreme Court by upholding a century-old state law that ban...

U.S. Economy Finally Surpasses Pre-Recession Level

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

The U.S. economy is finally rising above its pre-recession level, but the growth may still not be fast enough to spur a robust recovery. After 18...

Jimmy Carter Blasts Supreme Court For 'One Of The Stupidest Rulings Ever'

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

At the 30th annual Carter Town Hall on Wednesday, former President Jimmy Carter told his audience he thought the Supreme Court decision to roll back r...

Citi Executive: 'Corporate Sector Cannot Continue To Simply Cut Costs'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.30.2011 | Business

High corporate profits have been one of the few bright spots for the global recovery. One high-level financial executive isn't so sure that success ca...

Joe Miller, the "Irrational Blogger," and the Right's Even More Irrational View of Free Speech

Michael Keegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Right-wing candidates have been promoting a curious inversion of the right of free speech in a democracy. We're living in a world where candidates don't speak, but corporations do.

CEOs Explain Why They're Not Hiring Despite Cash, Rising Profit

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Corporate profits are soaring. Companies are sitting on billions of dollars of cash. And still, they've yet to amp up hiring or make major investments...

Doe v. Reed: Citizens United, Part Two

Mother Jones | Stephanie Mencimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This week, congressional Democrats are crafting legislation to undo the Supreme Court's recent decision in Citizens United, which allowed unlimited co...

Common Sense

Frédéric Véron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Frédéric Véron

Ultimately, like the consumer who is seduced by a 'free' offer to buy something he doesn't need, the corporation is equally susceptible to irrational decision making.

Seeking Civic Virtue in "Citizens United"

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Abelson

If this is the end of democracy as we know it, I say good riddance, because that is precisely what's brought us to this present moment of gridlock and polarization and corruption.

Vegas Mogul Slams Corporate Spending Backlash

Reuters | Tim Hepher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Las Vegas casino legend Sheldon Adelson launched a quest for America's most boring city on Tuesday in a comeback to President Barack Obama's criticism...