bank of america
June 19, 2020 -
Spurred by recent protests over police brutality, the North Carolina-based banking giant, which has a long history of racial discrimination, recently pledged to donate $1 billion over the next four years to address racial and economic inequality. But political spending by the company's employee PAC program is at odds with that goal.
October 11, 2019 -
Amid a grassroots campaign targeting them for financing private prison companies, banks are cutting ties with the industry. Florida-based GEO Group's last remaining banking partner recently announced it would cut ties with the company, and Tennessee-based CoreCivic is also feeling the heat.
July 5, 2019 -
Some see what's happening to migrant children at the U.S. border as a human rights catastrophe. Some see it as a chance to turn a profit.
April 1, 2016 -
A by-the-numbers look at how businesses in North Carolina and elsewhere across the South are opposing discrimination and intolerance against LGBT people and other vulnerable minorities.
May 6, 2015 -
Over 100 corporations will receive shareholder resolutions this year calling on them to voluntarily disclose their political spending and lobbying activities. Some companies have already begun disclosing this information voluntarily, including North Carolina-based tobacco giant Reynolds American.
April 10, 2015 -
The current field of declared and soon-to-be declared presidential candidates includes politicians who've gone to bat for tax avoiders -- and have sought to avoid taxes themselves.
November 21, 2014 -
A report released this week by the Sunlight Foundation calculated what 200 of America's most politically active corporations invested in federal lobbying and campaign contributions over six years -- and the value of what they got in return: $760 in federal support and contracts for every $1 spent.