The Clinton Global Initiative Is Back, But Where Are the CEOs, the GOP, and Hillary?

Organizers insist that controversies about the Clinton Foundation aren't having an impact.

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, and their daughter, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation Chelsea Clinton take part in the Closing Plenary Session: 'Aiming for the Moon and Beyond' during the fourth day of the Clinton Global Initiative's 10th Annual Meeting at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers on September 24, 2014 in New York City.

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During the past few years, when the Clinton Global Initiative held its annual America conference, the leaders of corporate and political America made it a point to be there. Past participants have included presidential aspirants Carly Fiorina, Chris Christie and, of course, Hillary Clinton. Top executives of blue-chip companies such as Duke Energy, Dow Corning, the TIAA-CREF pension fund, UBS Wealth Management, Goldman Sachs, Walmart, and Siemens have all participated in prior years.

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