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Miami skyline

The buyers come from all over the globe, bearing cash and complicated pasts.

Here are a few recent buyers of high-end Miami properties.

The Miami estate of Jose Pedro de Morais

The former finance minister of a notoriously corrupt regime in Angola is living in high style.

Dollarocracy

Special interests dominate Washington and undermine our democracy.

ALEC protest

Its annual conference proved that ALEC is still cozy with the NRA—and still pushing the agenda of giant corporations and right-wing ideologues.

foreclosed home

The landscape of Wall Street’s creative destruction.

Foreclosed Home

In Richmond, California, home prices plummeted 58 percent since their peak. Now the city is trying out a new way to help homeowners refinance—and halt the slide into foreclosure.

Elizabeth Warren

The reform-minded senator talks tough, and she knows where the bodies are buried.

Blogs

Bill Daley's appointment for White House chief of staff is another indication of Wall Street's sway over the Obama Administration.

January 5, 2011

The "under-the-table settlement" draws condemnation in Nigeria, where a leading newspaper says: "Only a painstaking trial and possible conviction, if found guilty, would have forced Halliburton to change its corrupt ways..." But the payout in Nigeria does not mean the US Congress and other officials should neglect Cheney's misdeeds.

December 27, 2010

There's a new blockbuster out just in time for the holidays: Harry Potter and the Bailed-Out Banks.

December 15, 2010

WikiLeaks may be the biggest information explosion this week, but Wednesday's mammoth release of documents pertaining to the Fed's bank bailout program could well spark the most outrage—at least among those not fortunate enough to head a firm on Wall Street.

December 2, 2010

Bank of America shares fell 3 percent on Tuesday after Julian Assange hinted that he had as much as 5 GB worth of their documents revealing some shady behavior.

December 1, 2010

Minnesota senator seeks a Department of Justice investigation into manipulation of NBC by Comcast.

November 24, 2010

Today marked the return of automaker GM to public trading on the stock market. All hail the American automakers, returning to profitability in a little over a year after bankruptcy proceedings and billions of government dollars in bailouts, right?

November 18, 2010

Lou Dobbs is as two-faced when it comes to business advice as he is about immigration policy.

November 12, 2010

The Chamber of Commerce and other big business groups are lobbying the US Securities and Exchange Commission to change the rules, allowing corporations more control over the voting system by which shareholders can express their opinions.

October 20, 2010

According to a review just published in the Los Angeles Times, Scheers new book breaks down the economic policy decisions that created the financial crisis, and calls out the men who made them.

October 18, 2010