>AP Micron Opening Lobbying Office in DC Thursday March 1, 3:52 pm ET Micron Opening Washington Office to Lobby Lawmakers on Patent Reform, Other Issues
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Micron Technology Inc., on Thursday said it has opened a government affairs office in Washington to lead the computer memory maker's lobbying efforts on patent reform, international trade, research funding and other issues. Micron's new director of federal government affairs, Melika D. Carroll, will manage the office.
Carroll, 33, worked for the last six years as trade policy director for semiconductor maker Intel Corp., which she joined in 1998 as European government affairs policy manager based in Brussels, Belgium.
Shares of Boise, Idaho-based Micron added 2 cents to $11.88 in afternoon trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
??? Gotta wonder about this one. Could this be a last ditch effort as an attempt to sway or point the federal people away from their sins and crime? If I were a kid again, and didn't want to get caught chewing bubblegum in school, I'd sign up to be the bubblegum monitor, and promise to point at and turn in all the offenders.
This is the most stupid thing a company can do. MU instead of spending money to bribe politicians they should use the money to pay for what the company stole. MU can not buy its way in Congress these days, may be companies did during the rail road time but now with media and the Internet very powerful searching every day for Watergate, or Iran gate type of scandal. It is impossib