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JPMorgan Chase pledges not to spend cash on election ads

Companies can now spend as much as they want on political advertising, thanks to the Supreme Court's landmark decision in the Citizens United case from January. But some are pledging to pass on their new powers. JPMorgan Chase has become...

By Jia Lynn Yang  |  September 17, 2010; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Campaign finance , JPMorgan Chase , Target  
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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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When politics and branding don't mix

Target has landed in hot water for donating to a group that's been backing a conservative candidate in the Minnesota governor race -- exactly the kind of political giving that was greenlighted by the Supreme Court in January when it...

By Jia Lynn Yang  |  August 6, 2010; 11:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Campaign finance , Target  
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