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Twitter Inc.

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Twitter Inc.

Can Twitter Save the Ex-Im Bank?

Updated at 3:58 pm EDT The biggest business lobbyists in Washington are turning to Twitter to save the U.S. Export-Import Bank. The National Association of Manufacturers, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Nuclear Energy Institute, Financial Services Roundtable and Aerospace Industries Association...

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A closure sign is posted on the national mall near the Capitol in Washington, DC, on October 3, 2013.

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A closure sign is posted on the national mall near the Capitol in Washington, DC, on October 3, 2013.

Shutdown Journal: Week One

Updated Oct. 6  at 9:50 am and 12:34 pm EDT On the first Sunday of the partial government shutdown, think of the talk shows as quote machines. With some ominous quotes at that: Boehner: “We are not going to pass...

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Immigrants stand during the playing of the National Anthem at a U.S. naturalization ceremony in New York, on April 17, 2013 at 26 Federal Plaza.

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Immigrants stand during the playing of the National Anthem at a U.S. naturalization ceremony in New York, on April 17, 2013 at 26 Federal Plaza.

U.S. Chamber Spearheads Effort to Pass Immigration Bill

Supporters of the new immigration bill are undertaking efforts to push the measure through Congress and onto the president’s desk. Tom Donohue, president the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the nation’s largest business lobby, said the proposal meets the goals of ...

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Worker Kevin Foste installs a U.S. Chamber of Commerce sign at the Union Station Metro stop in Washington.

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Worker Kevin Foste installs a U.S. Chamber of Commerce sign at the Union Station Metro stop in Washington.

U.S. Chamber Doubled Lobby Spending

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its affiliate pushing for limits on lawsuits doubled its lobbying spending to $135.5 million in 2012, newly released figures show. The chamber and its Institute for Legal Reform reported spending $65.8 million in 2011....

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Houston homebuilder Bob Perry

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Houston homebuilder Bob Perry

Perry’s $2 Million Top Donation to Republican Governors Group

The Republican Governors Association raised $14.8 million in this year’s third quarter, including $2 million from Houston homebuilder Bob Perry, it said in a filing to the Internal Revenue Service. Perry’s donation was the largest to the RGA during the...

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Employees monitor the production of construction machinery at Sany Heavy Industry Co.'s assembly shop in Changsha, Hunan Province, China.

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Employees monitor the production of construction machinery at Sany Heavy Industry Co.'s assembly shop in Changsha, Hunan Province, China.

Chamber’s Chavern: ‘Activism’ in Education, not ‘China-Bashing’

Republican Mitt Romney has pledged, on Day One of his presidency, to label China a currency manipulator. David Chavern, chief operating officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said today: “I don’t love China-bashing.” “Without regard to what party you...

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