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Legislation Lobbyists

  • President Donald Trump on Friday started killing off a retirement advice rule that wealth managers from Wall Street to Wisconsin have spent the last six years lobbying against. Wall Street has argued it would harm consumers because it would raise compliance costs and therefore fees, and force them to get rid of Main Street clients and small businesses that...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 30- The number of registered Washington, D.C. lobbyists is at its lowest level in 18 years, mainly because more lobbyists are not registering not because there are fewer lobbyists, two watchdog groups said on Monday. Such measures in recent years have not done much to reduce the ranks of lobbyists, but they have driven them under cover, Andre Delattre,...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- Early optimism among business lobbyists and executives that Donald Trump's election heralded better days has slowly given way to uncertainty as the president-elect fires off mixed and sometimes confusing messages on healthcare, taxes and trade. An initial euphoria in the business world fueled a powerful post-election stock rally.

  • On Tuesday, British American Tobacco Plc announced a $49- billion deal to take over rival Reynolds American Inc, uniting two major e-cigarette players in the United States and United Kingdom and becoming a bigger competitor to Philip Morris International Inc and U.S. partner Altria Group. "Suddenly things that were not conceivable became something we...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- Early optimism among business lobbyists and executives that Donald Trump's election heralded better days has slowly given way to uncertainty as the president-elect fires off mixed and sometimes confusing messages on healthcare, taxes and trade. Doubts deepened over the weekend as Trump declared he would replace President Barack...

  • LONDON, Jan 10- Banks with large London operations say they will step up lobbying European officials because they are running out of arguments to convince the British government the industry needs single market access after Britain leaves the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she was not interested in Britain keeping "bits" of its EU...

  • LONDON, Jan 10- Banks with large London operations say they will step up lobbying European officials because they are running out of arguments to convince the British government the industry needs single market access after Britain leaves the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she was not interested in Britain keeping "bits" of its EU...

  • LONDON, Jan 10- Banks with large London operations say they will step up lobbying European officials because they are running out of arguments to convince the British government the industry needs single market access after Britain leaves the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she was not interested in Britain keeping "bits" of its EU...

  • LONDON, Jan 10- Banks with large London operations say they will step up lobbying European officials because they are running out of arguments to convince the British government the industry needs single market access after Britain leaves the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she was not interested in Britain keeping "bits" of its EU...

  • Jan 4- Big U.S. banks are set on getting Congress this year to loosen or eliminate the Volcker rule against using depositors' funds for speculative bets on the bank's own account, a test case of whether Wall Street can flex its muscle in Washington again. In interviews over the past several weeks, half a dozen industry lobbyists said they began meeting with...

  • Activist 'frenemies' unite

    Bethany McLean, CNBC Contributor and Vanity Fair Contributor, discusses the news that activist heavyweights coming together to lobby Washington to promote the benefits of shareholder activism.

  • Prescription drugs

    A bold federal effort to curb prescribing of painkillers may be faltering amid stiff resistance.

  • Hanging above the "Center Bar," a Pepsi-branded LED display with 2.1 million pixels.

    South Korea looks like the consolation prize as Japan's $15 billion casino dream fades.

  • Lobbying & the stock impact

    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.

  • What's wrong with exporting oil?

    Chris Faulkner, Breitling Oil & Gas president & CEO, and Tyson Slocum, Public Citizens Energy Program director, debate lifting the ban on oil exportation and the effect it will have on gas prices. Faulkner argues that exporting crude will create more jobs and invest in the U.S. oil revolution.

  • The politics of social media

    Social media giant Twitter is forming a political action committee in Washington appointing its first registered lobbyist. Ben Smith, BuzzFeed, weighs in.

  • AIG Back in the Lobbying Game

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the insurance giant is quietly marking its return to the K Street lobbying game.

  • Wal-Mart signage is seen in the parking lot of the store in Mexico City, Mexico.

    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.

  • Dick Armey

    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.

  • Sen. Chuch Schumer

    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.