The Latest: Our Economy
U.S. Business Group Lobbying Surged As Tax Reform Took Shape
• January 22, 2018 12:00 PM
Reuters Staff, Reuters
Lobbying by U.S. business groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable surged in the last three months of 2017 as lawmakers negotiated and finalized legislation that deeply cut the taxes companies pay.
Companies That Funded Trump’s Inauguration Came Up Big in 2017
• January 19, 2018 12:00 PM
Alex Baumgart, OpenSecrets
President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee raised a record $107 million with the help of wealthy benefactors but also through donations from more than 200 corporations and anonymous LLCs, some of which held government contracts.
Why the CFPB has become one of Washington's biggest battlegrounds
• November 27, 2017 1:27 PM
Patrick Temple-West, Politico
Richard Cordray, who resigned on Friday from his post as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, ignited an unexpected succession fight with President Donald Trump over the agency during the weekend.