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Liberal shoppers are hammering Home Depot’s conservative roots, but the political reality of the home improvement big boxes is far more complicated

Home Depot founders and Republican mega-donors Ken Langone and Bernie Marcus have attracted controversy over their donations to Republican groups and politicians, including US President Donald Trump. But is Home Depot really a conservative company? And is Lowe’s its liberal counterpart? To find out, Business Insider analysed Federal Election Commission […]
Liberal shoppers are hammering Home Depot’s conservative roots, but the political reality of the home improvement big boxes is far more complicated
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Amazon tried to remove a Seattle City Councilmember and lost. Here’s how she describes taking on and defeating one of the world’s biggest companies.

Amazon spent $US1.45 million on lobbying efforts in the recent Seattle City Council election. Amazon’s primary target was Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, who has loudly and consistently criticised Amazon’s impact on its home town. The money went to a political action committee that supported candidates with business-friendly policies. Despite […]
Amazon tried to remove a Seattle City Councilmember and lost. Here’s how she describes taking on and defeating one of the world’s biggest companies.