Hit 'em in the money bags

The North Carolina House voted unanimously Tuesday, April 3, 2007, in favor of House Bill 291 that would require the state to divest its holdings in companies that do business or have strong ties to the Sudanese government. That government is accused of genocide and human rights abuses in the Darfur region. North Carolina would be the first state in the Southeast to enact such a ban if the bill becomes law, supporters say. Treasurer Richard Moore has already taken steps on his own to sell the State’s holdings in nine companies that have done business with Sudan.

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