Government

Tweeter Officially Shuts Down
November 5, 2008

The long-struggling electronics retailer Tweeter has filed papers indicating that it will close its headquarters and shut down operations. According to the Associated Press the company, based in Canton, Mass., filed the letter with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, stating that it will shut down operations by Dec. 31.

Best Buy Spent $140,000 on Lobbyists
October 28, 2008

Best Buy paid $140,000 in lobbying expenses in the third quarter of this year, the Associated Press reported, citing federal disclosures. The retail giant lobbied the government on issues related to the digital TV transition, as well as e-recycling, trade, credit card regulations and economic stimulus.

CEA Spent $440,000 on Lobbyists in Q3
October 27, 2008

The Consumer Electronics Association spent $440,000 on lobbying expenditures in the third quarter of this year, with the bulk of the lobbying taking place on energy efficiency and recycling issues as well as trade. That's according to the Associated Press, which cited federal disclosure forms filed last week.

CEA To Host Web Cast on Economy
October 7, 2008

The Consumer Electronics Association on Tuesday will host a Web cast to discuss the state of the economy, and how it effects the CE business. The Web cast, titled “Economy in Crisis: How We Got Here, Where Do We Go and What Does it Mean for Consumer Electronics and Your Business,” will feature the group’s…