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Days from inauguration, Donald Trump still owns/controls 500 companies that make up the Trump Organization

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President-elect Donald Trump pledged to step away from his family-owned international real estate development, property management and licensing business before taking office Jan. 20. With less than two weeks until his inauguration, he hasn’t stepped very far. Trump has canceled a handful of international deals and dissolved a few shell companies created for prospective investments. Still, he continues to own or control some 500 companies that make up the Trump Organization, creating a tangle of potential conflicts of interest without…

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Rick Scott’s wealth grew after spending millions on campaign

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott continues to see his wealth grow even after spending millions on his own re-election campaign. Scott filed his annual financial disclosure forms Tuesday. Scott’s net worth was nearly $146.6 million by the end of 2014, a jump of nearly 11 percent over 2013. Scott’s wealth increased even though he dipped into his own fortune to help with his re-election campaign. Scott spent nearly $13 million of his money. Most of his wealth is shielded from public…

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