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More advisers flee Trump

By Muckety

August 28, 2017 at 5:08am

Another White House advisory group is losing members en masse.

The Russian dimension of Trump’s Venezuela sanctions

By Laurie Bennett

August 26, 2017 at 8:40am

When he announced sanctions against Venezuela Friday, President Donald Trump exempted CITGO Petroleum, the American subsidiary of the country’s state-owned oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela.

Icahn leaves Trump administration advisory post

By Muckety

August 20, 2017 at 10:45am

Corporate raider Carl Icahn resigned Friday as special adviser to Donald Trump on regulatory issues.

Trump disbands business panels

By Muckety

August 16, 2017 at 12:37pm

With executives continuing to flee Trump business advisory roles, the president announced Wednesday that he would disband two top panels - the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative and the Strategic and Policy Forum.

More names join Trump’s list of dearly and not so dearly departed

By Laurie Bennett

August 14, 2017 at 11:34am

Merck chairman and CEO Kenneth Frazier is resigning from the Donald Trump’s manufacturing council because of the president’s failure to condemn white supremacists and their actions in Charlottesville, VA.

Flynn reveals ties to Cambridge Analytica

By Laurie Bennett

August 4, 2017 at 5:26am

In yet another revised financial disclosure filing, former national security adviser Michael Flynn will reveal ties to the big-data firm central to the Trump campaign, the Associated Press reports.

How much blame should go to Wells Fargo directors?

By Laurie Bennett

July 30, 2017 at 6:58am

Wells Fargo (WFC), already reeling from revelations that it fraudulently opened accounts in customers’ names, has been hit with a new scandal.

Laurene Powell Jobs buys majority stake in The Atlantic

By Muckety

July 28, 2017 at 10:21am

Emerson Collective, the investment office founded in 2004 by Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs, has bought a majority interest in The Atlantic.

Bezos is world’s richest

By Muckety

July 27, 2017 at 9:10am

With an estimated wealth of more than $90 billion, Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world, Forbes reports.

The money behind Cambridge Analytica campaigns

By Laurie Bennett

July 16, 2017 at 8:47am

Congress and the Justice Department are taking a close look at the Trump campaign’s digital operations, headed by Jared Kushner, McClatchy reported last week.

Trump brings in private contractors for Afghanistan plan

By Laurie Bennett

July 11, 2017 at 7:02pm

The Trump White House has brought in two businessmen to recommend strategies in Afghanistan, the New York Times reports.

Firm headed by Trump labor nominee fined for labor theft

By Muckety

July 7, 2017 at 7:33am

Carl’s Jr., the restaurant chain once headed by President Trump’s original nominee to head the Labor Department, has been fined $1.45 million for shortchanging its workers. The violations occurred between July and December of last year.

Google takes a cue from Goldman Sachs

By Laurie Bennett

June 30, 2017 at 11:54am

When it comes to outside connections, Google has a long way to go before it can compete with Goldman Sachs, infamously branded as the vampire squid.

EU fines Google $2.7 billion for antitrust

By Muckety

June 27, 2017 at 5:28am

The European Union has announced a $2.7 billion fine against Google for antitrust violations.

Deutsch Bank, the Russians and the Trump family

By Laurie Bennett

June 26, 2017 at 11:02am

A month before the election, Jared Kushner’s real estate company secured a $285 million loan from Deutsch Bank, the Washington Post reports.

Trump pal selling stock, fighting Italian charges

By Laurie Bennett

June 10, 2017 at 10:53am

Like his friend and confidant Donald Trump, real estate investor Tom Barrack is having problems abroad.

The big money behind GOP denial of climate change

By Laurie Bennett

June 6, 2017 at 2:59pm

Not only has Donald Trump filled his cabinet and his White House staff with people who deny or question the existence of climate change, he has adopted almost verbatim the language of the fossil-fuel industry, the New York Times noted Sunday.

Tesla founder withdrawing from Trump panels

By Muckety

June 1, 2017 at 4:50pm

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk vowed Thursday that he would resign from two federal advisory panels because of Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris accord.

Yet another Russian connection

By Laurie Bennett

May 4, 2017 at 6:31am

President Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, has signed a lobbying deal with Citgo oil company, Politico reports.

The international connections of the modern boardroom

By Laurie Bennett

May 1, 2017 at 8:22am

No corporate board better illustrates the borderless economy than that of Philip Morris.



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