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The Company Beat: August 15, 2010 - August 21, 2010

The fixation on Target

See if you can pick out the difference here. Target gives a $100,000 check to the pro-business group MN Forward. Best Buy also gives MN Forward $100,000. The group then turns around and uses that money to help buy ads...

By Jia Lynn Yang  |  August 19, 2010; 5:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Best Buy , Campaign finance , Target  
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MoveOn.org says MSNBC won't run its Target ad

MoveOn.org unveiled an ad earlier this week going after Target for helping to pay for TV ads backing political candidates. The liberal group said Thursday that MSNBC has rejected its ad, which you can watch below, because it's a direct...

By Jia Lynn Yang  |  August 19, 2010; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
Categories:  Campaign finance , Target  
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A professor's prescient guidebook for financial regulators

Years before the Volcker rule entered the regulatory lexicon, Professor William Silber at NYU was thinking about the Volcker rule.

By Jia Lynn Yang  |  August 17, 2010; 3:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Financial regulation  
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