CNBC's Jeff Cox explains how companies that spend more money lobbying Congress tend to have higher stock prices, as well as another surprising factor.» Read More
*Groups like Club for Growth gain prominence with GOP. As the shutdown of the government approaches its third day, business leaders and groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are worried about the economic implications of a standoff over the debt limit, but their pleas have not moved the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives to action.
WASHINGTON, Sept 30- If a budget stalemate in the U.S. Congress leads to an extended federal government shutdown, investors can expect potential interruptions to financial product approvals and new rules, though market oversight would not grind to a halt. The exact timing of when the SEC would cease some functions is unclear.
LONDON/ BRUSSELS Sept 27- Britain's challenge to European Union rules capping bankers' bonuses is likely to get bogged down in court long beyond their implementation, and critics say it is more about pleasing domestic voters unimpressed by the loss of powers to Brussels.
WASHINGTON, Sept 26- The U.S. government announced new delays in rolling out President Barack Obama's healthcare reform, saying small business and Spanish-language health insurance enrollment services would not begin on Oct. 1 as planned.
WASHINGTON, Sept 20- The U.S. Congress' top Republican on tax policy is drawing up a plan to rewrite the tax code and is likely to recommend repeal of a popular and costly federal tax deduction for state and local taxes paid, congressional aides said.
Social media giant Twitter is forming a political action committee in Washington appointing its first registered lobbyist. Ben Smith, BuzzFeed, weighs in.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the insurance giant is quietly marking its return to the K Street lobbying game.
India's government has announced an inquiry into the lobbying practices of Wal-Mart after a report that the giant retailer had pressed U.S. lawmakers to help gain access to foreign markets.
The revolving door between Washington and Wall Street is an oft-noticed phenomenon here, but in recent years, the migration from Congress to the financial services firms that are trying to stave off greater federal regulation has become more pronounced. The NYT reports.
The Supreme Court has handed lobbyists a new weapon. A lobbyist can now tell any elected official: if you vote wrong, my company, labor union or interest group will spend unlimited sums explicitly advertising against your re-election.
The New York Times reports on some of the hidden compromises in the final version of the Senate's health care reform bill.
As the Senate prepares to tackle global warming, the nation’s energy producers, once united, are battling one another over policy decisions worth hundreds of billions of dollars in coming decades.
Hedge funds, trying to separate themselves from the big Wall Street banks, are stepping up their efforts to head off new regulation from Washington. The New York Times reports.
Harry and Louise have changed their minds about health care reform. The fictional suburban couple featured in a series of national television spots sponsored by the health insurance industry in 1993 and 1994 stoked fears that helped doom a government-created health plan promoted by a Democratic president, Bill Clinton.