Some companies are good at turning influence into procurement dollars. Others, not so much.
Its issues are almost entirely local. But there are still reasons to get protection in D.C.
Zillow's stock goes through the roof with 30 minutes of very valuable product placement.
Those lavish conferences? Just good old economic stimulus.
Obama's pick to head the Federal Communications Commission is a former telecom industry lobbyist. Maybe that's okay.
How Washington really works, sadly.
Abramoff's reinvention as an anti-corruption crusader is fascinating, if perhaps a bit predictable.
A new economic study looks at how much the "revolving door" is worth to companies. Defense firms that see their executives tapped for top government jobs immediately see an abnormally large boost in their stock price.
A lot of the typical explanations for Washington's wealth don't check out. But one does.
The Project on Government Oversight points out that JPMorgan frequently dispatches former government officials to lobby current regulators who are writing the rules for Wall Street reform.