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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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Westpac plans to keep giving money to political parties

Westpac will continue political donations and won’t follow the NAB in stopping payments. Brian Hartzer, being questioned in the House of Representatives economics committee yesterday, said: “Our policy is very clear and we don’t have any plans to change it.” The bank’s policy says: We believe we have a responsibility […]
Westpac plans to keep giving money to political parties
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Senator Sam Dastyari has resigned from Labor’s front bench

Labor senator Sam Dastyari has resigned from the shadow ministry in the wake of a scandal over a getting an education company with close links to the ruling Chinese communist government to pay his travel expenses. Dastyari was the Opposition’s for consumer affairs spokesperson and manager of opposition business in […]
Senator Sam Dastyari has resigned from Labor’s front bench