World of influence: A guide to Trump's foreign business interests

Two years into his presidency, Donald Trump continues to make money from properties and licensing deals in nearly two dozen countries around the world. (Image: Saul Loeb/Getty Images)

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Lawmakers make bipartisan push to crack down on money laundering and ‘dark money’ shell companies

A bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to require companies to disclose their true owners to law enforcement to snuff out laundered cash and dark money.

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Efforts to reduce drug prices stall amid pharmaceutical lobbying

By Jessica Piper June 19, 2019

Ambitious legislation designed to curtail rising drug costs is stalled as pharmaceutical companies spend tens of millions of dollars lobbying.

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Boeing executive out, Raytheon lobbyist in to lead Pentagon

Former Boeing executive Patrick Shanahan is out as Defense Secretary, former Raytheon lobbyist Mark Esper is in.

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