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Dow Companies Invest in Clinton --
With One Holdout

Bloomberg News, by Jonathan Allen & Annie Linskey

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Posted By:JoniTx, 5/6/2014 4:15:17 PM

The blue-chip political investment for big business is Clinton Inc. Twenty-nine of the 30 Dow Jones (INDU) Industrial Average index companies have given money or in-kind support to projects branded by Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton, according to a review of Clinton Foundation and U.S. State Department reports. The main gates to Clintonworld are the Clinton Foundation, an umbrella group overseeing the former president’s causes such as raising money to help earthquake-ravaged Haiti, and its spinoff Clinton Global Initiative, which recruits corporate sponsors for international charitable projects.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lavalette, 5/6/2014 4:37:47 PM     (No. 9838804)

So why don´t the Dow 30 and S&P 500 reflect the near 50/50 split R&D of the public? Because the top companies are top companies due to crony capitalism and the Democratic Party is the party of crony capitalism. And the poor think the Democratic Party is for them.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 5/6/2014 4:45:35 PM     (No. 9838811)

Excuse my lack of P>C> , but how does this help the shareholders/ who supposedly own the corporations.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MeiDei, 5/6/2014 7:11:53 PM     (No. 9838951)

What was the outcome of that investigation into his charity & misuse of funds?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Doctor P, 5/6/2014 10:45:42 PM     (No. 9839120)

The lone holdout:

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH) The Minnetonka, Minnesota-based company’s political action group splits its funds between parties, giving 45 percent to Democrats and 56 percent to Republicans so far in this election cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks campaign spending.

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