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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Political Disclosure: In the wake of the Abramoff scandal, there's nothing particulalty surprising about this call for six large corporations--including Chevron, Cinergy, Union Pacific, and Wal-Mart--to disclose their political contributions. "Without these procedures in place, corporate executives will be free to use company assets for political objectives that are not necessarily shared by the entire company and its shareholders," New York City comptroller William Thompson says.

Actually, there is one thing that's slightly surprising: that there are still six big companies who think its okay not to tell shareholders how their money is being spent to influence the political process.

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