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Boardroom Politics: Shareholders Suing to Learn Truth About Corporate Donations

Filed under: Elections, Scandals and Lawsuits, InvestingThe Supreme Court’s “Citizens United” decision in 2010 frustrated many who sought more transparency regarding political donations. It was a sharply divided 5-to-4 ruling, but in the end it gave co…

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Post-Election Pop Quiz: What Were 2012’s Strangest Ballot Propositions?

Filed under: Features, Election 2012While the main event on Tuesday night was the presidential election, many voters also had the opportunity to amend their local or state laws. Some of these changes were major, and will significantly affect the lifest…

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Campaign Donations: The Donors You Know, and the Ones You Don’t

Filed under: Election 2012

Regardless of the outcome of Tuesday’s vote, one thing is certain: This election cycle has created a slew of new celebrities. A year and a half ago, nobody knew anything about Foster Friess or Sheldon Adelson, the Koch broth…

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Vote for America’s Biggest ‘Corporate Fool’

Filed under: Company News, Bank of America, Wal-Mart Stores, Verizon, Hershey, Stocks in the News, Chevron, Consumer AllyApril Fool’s Day is approaching fast, and Green America has devised an interesting way to make fun and make a point. It has launche…

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Super PACs: Just the Latest Version of an Old Political Money Game

Filed under: Special Report, FeaturesOver the past few weeks, the final four Republican presidential hopefuls have been eclipsed in the political spotlight by an even more powerful group: their financial backers.

Other than a few big spenders such as …

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