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Dow Chemical wants help from the White House

By Laurie Bennett

April 21, 2017 at 5:56am

Dow Chemical is lobbying the Trump administration to ignore federal scientists’ findings that a group of pesticides pose an environmental danger, the Associated Press reports.

Deep pockets fund Trump inaugural

By Laurie Bennett

April 20, 2017 at 8:53am

Foreign interests, billionaires and big oil were all big contributors to the Trump inauguration, according to a report released Wednesday.

Immigration ban strains Trump relations with Silicon Valley

By Laurie Bennett

January 30, 2017 at 9:06am

Seven weeks ago, the president-elect made nice with the titans of tech, sitting down with them at Trump Tower and pledging government support.

Trump defends L.L. Bean heir

By Muckety

January 12, 2017 at 11:14am

We’re not sure that the president-elect is doing L.L. Bean any favors.

Tillerson falsely testifies that Exxon didn’t lobby on sanctions

By Laurie Bennett

January 11, 2017 at 2:05pm

Russia dominated the confirmation hearing Wednesday of Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson.

Icahn to advise Trump on regulatory issues

By Laurie Bennett

December 22, 2016 at 11:00am

Reform, as defined by the incoming administration, can usually be translated as “less government involvement.”

The ghost that will haunt Trump

By Laurie Bennett

December 16, 2016 at 10:25am

The shadow of Charles Erwin Wilson hovers over Donald Trump.

Tillerson would bring a portfolio of conflicts to State post

By Laurie Bennett

December 13, 2016 at 7:49am

Donald Trump draws closer to Moscow with his naming of Exxon Mobil CEO Rex W. Tillerson as secretary of state.

Fast-food exec tapped as secretary of labor

By Muckety

December 8, 2016 at 12:30pm

Andrew F. Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants, is Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Labor.

Trump and Boeing

By Muckety

December 6, 2016 at 10:57am

Bloomberg, eTrade and the other online financial news and trading sites are going to need a new sort of chart tracking both stock prices and Donald Trump’s tweets.

A basket of billionaires

By Laurie Bennett

November 30, 2016 at 9:00am

Today’s billionaires-in-the-cabinet count: One and a fraction, not including the boss.

Mnuchin picked as Treasury secretary

By Laurie Bennett

November 30, 2016 at 6:53am

Steven Mnuchin, the national finance chairman for the Trump presidential campaign, is Trump’s pick for Treasury secretary, the New York Times reports.

Kochs win Madoff suit

By Muckety

November 23, 2016 at 7:05am

Koch Industries, owned by the libertarian Koch brothers, will not have to return $21.5 million in profits from the Madoff Ponzi scheme, because the funds were deposited in offshore accounts.

Peterson Institute: Trump’s trade policies would be terribly destructive for the U.S.

By Laurie Bennett

September 20, 2016 at 10:34am

In a new study, the Peterson Institute says Donald Trump’s proposals on trade “could unleash a trade war that would plunge the US economy into recession and cost more than 4 million private sector American jobs.”

Companies to avoid if you want to cut the NRA lobby budget

By Laurie Bennett

December 5, 2015 at 11:50am

We urge those who are fed up with gun violence in the U.S. to take personal steps toward reducing the NRA’s money flow.

Hillary Clinton & the big banks

By Laurie Bennett

November 15, 2015 at 10:36am

To hear her Democratic opponents tell it, Hillary Clinton is the darling of Wall Street.

Alphabet Inc. - the new billionaires’ club

By Laurie Bennett

October 31, 2015 at 4:02am

When Google restructured this year to create Alphabet as its new parent company, it drew praise from investors and analysts.

VW ‘an accident waiting to happen’

By Laurie Bennett

September 26, 2015 at 7:53am

Experts on corporate governance tell the New York Times they’re not surprised by the troubles at Volkswagen.

The long arm of Blackwater

By Laurie Bennett

April 15, 2015 at 8:27am

Four former Blackwater guards were sentenced this week to long prison terms for killing Iraqi citizens in 2007.

Pharma and medical centers

By Laurie Bennett

January 4, 2015 at 12:02pm

In addition to spending millions to maintain a high profile in Washington, the pharmaceutical industry has a strong presence on the boards of hospitals and research centers around the country.



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