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Never Mind Super PACs: How Big Business Is Buying the Election

Thanks to Citizens United, US and foreign corporations can secretly spend millions on political campaigns under the cover of trade associations.

The US Chamber of Commerce's Multimillion-Dollar Attack Plan

The nation’s top business lobby has built up a huge war chest for conservatives. But has it crossed the legal line?

Coffee shop in Vietnam

Corporate sponsorship is undermining a wide network of democratic, farmer-owned co-ops.

Romney and his kind turned much of our economy into a betting parlor—how did he ever become a serious candidate for the presidency?

Will the EPA Force Chemical Plants to Go Safe?

One in three Americans are put in danger by chemical facilities. The EPA has the authority to require safer processes.

As a bookseller, Amazon has left no corner of the publishing world untouched. What will happen as it ventures into publishing original content?

 

The former JP Morgan director makes the case for "Robin Hood" taxes.

Cleanup efforts after the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster

Moral indignation is no longer enough to combat the power of Big Oil.

When it comes to defending homeowners from the big banks, the California attorney general is on a roll.

As a hot summer rolls on and the lockout enters its third week, New York City unions ramp up the pressure. 

Blogs

Currently commercial marijuana retailers have virtually no access to banks--but Attorney General Eric Holder says that might be about to change.

January 24, 2014

More than 200 internal documents implicate a garment factory used by Walmart, Macy’s, JCPenney and Kohl’s.

January 23, 2014

Sixteen states and 500 communities have demanded an amendment to the US Constitution. Twenty fourteen will be a year of action.

January 21, 2014

Meanwhile, officials have cleared two-thirds of affected residents' water as safe to drink.

January 16, 2014

Scores of West Virginians are reporting symptoms related to exposure to chemical-tainted water.

January 15, 2014

A new bill would force federal agencies to be honest about how much they’re really making corporations pay.

January 8, 2014

While feigning outrage at worker abuse in Bangladesh, the US government has been quietly supporting the same sweatshop factories used by Walmart and The Gap.

January 7, 2014

The mayor-elect also named an aide as his chief of staff.

December 23, 2013

What does a publicly traded corporation do when its defense-contracting business is flat? Move more aggressively into the privatization of city services. 

December 13, 2013

More diversity in leadership brings a diversity of perspectives—and might help raise objections before a bad decision goes public.

December 13, 2013