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After Capitol assault, corporate America rethinks role in politics

WASHINGTON — Business leaders were among the first to condemn the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and former President Donald Trump’s role in egging on his extremist followers. It was an unusually swift and decisive response from a corporate world that is typically loath to get in the middle of politics, and had sometimes waffled in pushing back against Trump’s behavior in the past. Now some ...

WASHINGTON — Business leaders were among the first to condemn the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and former President Donald Trump’s role in egging on his extremist followers.

It was an unusually swift and decisive response from a corporate world that is typically loath to get in the middle of politics, and had sometimes waffled in pushing back against Trump’s behavior in the past.

Now some analysts see the prominent role that major corporations and their chief executives took in reacting to Trump and the Capitol riot as a indicator that businesses may be preparing to

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