Today's vote on Wal-Mart political contributions
John Dimsdale reports on Marketplace: Resolutions forcing corporate disclosures of political contributions have been gaining popularity over the last two years. They usually get around 10 to 20 percent support. Last year's effort at Wal-Mart received 9 percent.
This year, for the first time, the movement is endorsed by Institutional Shareholder Services, which advises investors on how to vote their proxies. That's welcome news for the Center for Political Accountability, which has spearheaded the political contribution disclosure drive. ...
Tomorrow's Wal-Mart resolution is sponsored by the Teamsters. The union's secretary treasurer, Tom Keegel, says the company's political contributions have hurt shareholder investments. -- Marketplace: Who's getting Wal-Mart's money?