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Best Buy spent $200,000 lobbying in 4th quarter

Fri, 03/19/2010 - 12:30pm
The Associated Press

Best Buy Co. spent $200,000 in the fourth quarter to lobby the federal government on bills relating to labor, electronics waste recycling and other issues, according to a disclosure report.

That's down 35 percent from the $130,000 that Best Buy spent in same period a year earlier, and 44 percent less than the $360,000 it spent in the third quarter of 2009.

Best Buy, based in Minneapolis, also lobbied the federal government on legislation involving issues such as the Employee Non-Discrimination Act, bills addressing interchange fees paid by retailers and customers, electronics waste recycling, climate change and health care issues, according to the report filed on Jan. 20.

In the October-to-December period, Best Buy lobbied Congress, the Federal Reserve System, the White House and the National Economic Council, according to the report filed with the House clerk's office.

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