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How An Army of Pharma Lobbyists in Washington Have Locked in One of the Biggest Corporate Ripoff Schemes in America
Business  (tags: medicine, Big Pharma, drugs, pharmaceuticals, greed, lobbying )

Freya
- 123 days ago - alternet.org
Pharma is creaming tens of billions out of the federal government in a variety of schemes.
17 of the Worst Corporate Crimes of 2015
Business  (tags: pollution, corporations, greed, safety, bribery, lobbying, wage theft )

Freya
- 183 days ago - alternet.org
The ongoing corporate crime wave showed no signs of abating in 2015. BP paid a record $20 billion to settle the remaining civil charges relating to the Deepwater Horizon disaster, and VW is facing perhaps even greater liability in connection with its...
Contractors That Defraud the Government the Most Also Spend the Most on Lobbying
Business  (tags: POGO, federal contractors, fraud, misconduct, lobbying, Transaction Records Access Clearinghouse )

Judy
- 224 days ago - theintercept.com
A relatively small handful of federal contractors are responsible for the lion's share of the $92 billion in fines, settlements, and court judgements assessed for defrauding taxpayers and other forms of contractor misconduct since 1995, a new report says
13 Major Corporations & Trade Associations Paid Former Pres. B. Clinton Millions As They Lobbied Depart. of State Under Hillary
Business  (tags: US, govt, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, corruption, conflicts of interest, interest dealing, money, lobbying, corporations, trade associations, payoffs, influence peddling, corporate influence, the 1% )

LucyKalei
- 420 days ago - ibtimes.com
Firms that lobbied Hillary as Secretary@State gave Bill >$2.5M in speaking fees! Clintons @the center of public suspicions over the extent DC insider dealing & concerns corporate interests influence govt action by creatively funneling $ to those in power
Stop the Wall Street Schmooze!
Business  (tags: lobbying, petitions, economy, banks, Wall Street, economics )

Freya
- 732 days ago - secure.consumersunion.org
The big banks and financial services industry are at it again, trying to undermine reforms we passed to prevent another economic meltdown. They're pushing a package of bills that will tie up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in so much red tape
Bill Gates: Stop Investing in the Private Prison Industry!
Business  (tags: bill gates, bill and melinda gates, foundation, social ills, private prison industry, GEO group, investments, lobbying, harsh sentencing, punishment, abusive, human misery )

LucyKalei
- 812 days ago - act.presente.org
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust is contributing to one of society's biggest ills: the private prison industry. They've invested >$2 million in GEO Group, 1 of the largest & most abusive US private prison corporations! Read more & sign!
Monsanto Gives Up Fight for GM Plants in Europe | Business
Business  (tags: Monsanto, business, corporate, gm plants, europe, lobbying, good news )

Tamara
- 1121 days ago - dw.de
The world's largest producer of seeds, Monsanto, has apparently given up on attempts to spread its genetically modified plant varieties in Europe. A German media report said the firm would end all lobbying for approval.
Secretive Thinktanks Crushing Democracy - Millionaire$ & Corporation$ Sway Public Opinion Using Tax Breaks
Business  (tags: rightwing thinktanks, lobbying, funding, corporations, millionaires, US, UK, public opinion, influence, cry freedom, hunger, poverty, rules, regulation, public health, industrial injuries, exploitation, pollution, dustbin earth, unscrupulous banking )

LucyKalei
- 1712 days ago - guardian.co.uk
Rightwing thinktank funding by m$$naires & corp's explains why they outn° & outspend those arguing for public services & distribution of wealth. Claim to stand for freedom but they mean freedom from rules that prevent their sponsors playing by their own
BAD BUSINESS: Oil Lobby Resorts to Twitter Astroturf to Promote Pipeline
Business  (tags: business, abuse, technology, Twitter, BIG OIL, Keystone XL Pipeline, lobbying, environment, dishonesty, corporate, corruption, politics, oil, society, ethics, energy, news, usa, government, finance )

Cal
- 1785 days ago - motherjones.com
The Rainforest Action Network thinks the American Petroleum Institute and its oil lobby allies are behind a slew of fake Twitter accounts designed to prop up public opinion about the pipeline.
How Big Finance Bought Uncle Sam
Business  (tags: business, politics, government, lobbying, corporate, corruption, news, money, society, usa, economy )

Cal
- 2362 days ago - motherjones.com
A year after the biggest bailout in US history, Wall Street lobbyists don't just have influence in Washington. They own it lock, stock, and barrel.
Stop The Chamber - Please Take Action !!
Business  (tags: corporate, corruption, politics, lobbying, government, cover-up, business, dishonesty )

Tierney
- 2425 days ago - velvetrevolution.us
Two weeks ago, we launched www.StopTheChamber.com to expose the Chamber's deception, astroturfing, lobbying excesses and election manipulation. We called for the firing of Chamber CEO Tom Donahue, criminal and congressional investigations of Donahue and
The Plot to Kill Google
Business  (tags: corporations, internet, lobbying, net neutrality )

Krystina
- 2691 days ago - prwatch.org
Google, the powerful online search service, is coming under attack from enemies including Microsoft and AT&T, report Nicholas Thompson and Fred Vogelstein.
   

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