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Uber Hires Former Obama Adviser David Plouffe to Fight 'Big Taxi' Things just got political

Uber, a mobile app that gives consumers an alternative to taxis, has hired President Barack Obama's former senior adviser David Plouffe to help the company wage political and legal battles…

August 19, 2014, 3:02 PM EDT

Target Asks Customers Not to Bring Guns to Its Stores Gun control group praises decision

Target is asking customers to refrain from bringing firearms into its stores, via a blog post on its corporate website. Target "respectfully request[s] that guests not bring firearms to Target—even in…

July 3, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

Greenpeace Targets Lego for Shell Partnership in New Campaign Environmental group staged a protest at Legoland in Windsor today

Environmental group Greenpeace staged a protest today at Legoland in Windsor, England, targeting Lego for their partnership with Shell, The Drum reports. Shell has faced harsh backlash from environmentalists for…

July 1, 2014, 3:26 PM EDT

Obama Will Nominate Former P&G CEO Bob McDonald as Secretary of Veterans Affairs Announcement expected today

President Obama has chosen former P&G CEO Bob McDonald as his new secretary of veterans affairs, according to White House officials cited by The Washington Post. The decision follows a report on…

June 30, 2014, 6:01 PM EDT

Consumer Groups Claim That CarMax's Ads Are Deceptive Urge F.T.C. to investigate

A coalition of 11 consumer groups is calling on the Federal Trade Commision to investigate CarMax for using deceptive advertising, writes Chistopher Jensen for The New York Times. The groups claim that…

June 25, 2014, 12:35 PM EDT

FTC Chair Edith Ramirez Fights for Data Security and Privacy Rights Consumers come first

One year into her tenure as chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, Edith Ramirez is putting the agency front and center as the nation’s leading enforcer on privacy and data…

May 27, 2014, 6:03 AM EDT

'MiniAbe' Explores More of Illinois, and Couldn't Be More Whoa-ed JWT brings back the wee emancipator

If you were a miniature version of Abraham Lincoln, you'd be super excited about modern Illinois, according to the state's tourism campaign, which has brought back MiniAbe for another round…

March 26, 2014, 10:10 AM EDT

Obamacare Ads Enlist Your Mother Your Mom Cares campaign hit YouTube this morning

We've seen the president on Between Two Ferns, we've seen Billy Eichner quiz Olivia Wilde on the subject of "Obamacare or shut up," and now we have your mother, who is…

March 14, 2014, 9:08 AM EDT

Starbucks' End-the-Shutdown Petition Spans Social, Mobile and Print Other brands jump into fight over government funding

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz doesn't exactly shy away from politics, and he's gone all-in today on affecting the national debate about the federal government shutdown. The coffee retail exec appears…

October 11, 2013, 11:52 AM EDT

Obamacare Provider's $1.2M Effort Focuses on Social and Local Ads Health Republic of New York unleashes promotional blitz

The federal government may be shut down for the time being, but insurance providers planning to utilize Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces aren't waiting to promote what they offer. For instance,…

October 1, 2013, 11:35 AM EDT

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