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Billionaire donations are driving midterm spending

Oct 23, 2018
High net worth giving is making this midterm campaign one of the most expensive ever.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gestures to the crowd as he walks on stage to deliver remarks on the third day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
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There is more proof some very big money is behind the midterm elections

Oct 15, 2018
More women are contributing money, and more of that money is backing female candidates.
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The resignation of a top White House aide has put domestic violence back in the spotlight

Feb 22, 2018
After the resignation of a top White House aide accused of domestic abuse, more victims are coming forward and seeking help. At the same time, nonprofits that provide services and shelters for victims of domestic violence are seeing an uptick in donations.   Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

It could be a very good holiday for U.S. charities

Dec 1, 2016
Charities could see a bump up in donations this month. That’s because wealth advisers are telling their clients to increase their giving now, before likely changes to the tax code next year. On his website, Donald Trump says he’ll cut the top tax rate to 33 percent. And he wants to cap itemized deductions for […]
Wealth advisers say their clients are adjusting their giving plans in light of likely changes to the tax code in 2017. 
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After five years, has Giving Tuesday caught on?

Nov 29, 2016
The day is designed to get your mind off buying and onto donating.
A woman carries retail shopping bags during Black Friday events this year in New York City.
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“Rage donations” turn frustration into hard cash for nonprofits

Nov 23, 2016
Since the election, a new phenomenon appears to be emerging: so-called “rage donations.” Across the country, progressive nonprofits are reporting an unprecedented surge in donations, as disappointed Clinton voters channel their frustration into hard cash for the causes they support. Click the above audio player to hear the full story.
Hillary Clinton speaks during a news conference at the New Yorker Hotel on Nov. 9 in New York City. Clinton conceded the U.S. presidency to Republican challenger Donald Trump.
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How last-minute campaign donations might be spent

Nov 7, 2016
The election's a day away, so why are Clinton and Trump still hitting up supporters for cash?
The stage is seen as workers prepare the Jacob K. Javits Center for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's election night event in New York City. Clinton's event will cap a contentious campaign against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

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Wall Street spending sets new record in presidential campaign

Oct 26, 2016
Wall Street has spent $1.4 billion on donations and lobbying this election, more than twice the contributions by any other industry, according to a new study by Americans for Financial reform. That works out to $2.3 million per day from January 2015 to September 2016. And it wasn’t banks that led the effort, despite the […]

Facebook’s Zuckerberg announces $3 billion investment in disease prevention

Sep 22, 2016
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan will invest this money over a period of 10 years.
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan's $3 billion investment is part of a larger initiative in which they plan to donate 99 percent of their Facebook stock to social causes. 
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What's next for wealthy donors when candidates drop out?

Mar 2, 2016
The top donors to presidential campaigns are spending millions of dollars on candidates. But who will they back next if their candidates leave the race?
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush dropped out of the race shortly following the South Carolina primary, despite having a well-financed campaign. 
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