Deena Zaidi is a contributor to various financial websites and academic journals and is based in Seattle. She holds a degree in MBA-Finance from ICFAI Business School and MSc. in International Banking & Finance from University of Durham.
Her areas of interest cover the banking industry (with special focus on reforms and trends) and repercussions of the 2008 financial crisis across various economies including the Eurozone and emerging markets.
The heavy spending is a result of the U.S. Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision.
Social network users have increased from 1.4 billion in 2012 to 2.3 billion in 2016, and that growth is likely to continue.
Republicans say the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has enriched trial lawyers and created nuisance investigations, but Democrats say it has done a great job of protecting consumers from greedy banks.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce increased spending after the 2010 Citizens United Case. The group has spent more than $18 million this year but kept its donor list secret.
The financial sector had taken particular interest in this year's elections because its practices have been the subject of scrutiny.
Here are five myths that may lead to miscalculations and overestimation of certain candidates' campaign contributions and affect voters' decisions.
These five industry groups lead in making campaign contributions, and they tend to donate more to Republicans than to Democrats.
The top three industries that are helping GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump finance his campaign have raised a lot more for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Both parties' platforms favor bringing back some version of the Glass-Steagall Act, but they hold different views on Dodd-Frank and big banks.
Outside groups have raised more than $110 million supporting the former secretary of state; her campaign has raised $264 million.
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