Picks for the Liberal Investor

If you are politically oriented, and think your politics are what is needed to lead to a strong economy, you might want to invest in companies headquartered in places with political beliefs that lean strongly in your direction. So, in this column, I will talk about companies headquartered in most liberal U.S. states, based on a February Gallup poll. Next week, I will cover companies in the leading conservative states.

Out of New York we have Interpublic Group (IPG), one of the world's major global advertising agencies. The firm generates revenue of $7 billion, sports an employee count in excess of 42,000 and has offices in more than 100 countries. It operates dozens of advertising agencies under various names, including McCann Erickson and Draftfcb....317 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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