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OUR Walmart

Taking inspiration from small strikes and actions over the past few years, OUR Walmart activists struck a note of dissent at the corporation’s annual party.

Area janitors are fighting back against instances of unpaid overtime wages, denial of breaks and retaliation against union organizers.

AT&T

As the company moves to Internet-based telephone service, it’s looking to shed regulatory obligations that benefit low-income Americans.

Myriad

The outcome will effect far more than just the genetic test for breast cancer.

CAP

The prominent liberal think tank still skirts questions about its donors.

Dimon

Using familiar Wall Street tactics, JPMorgan Chase rigged the rules in his favor. But the movement for corporate accountability lives on.

Facebook

Social media companies say consumers’ loss of privacy is just the cost of doing business. But what would happen if they actually had to bargain with users on equal footing?

Dollar bill

Washington institutions esteemed for their independent scholarship don’t disclose donations from corporations and foreign governments.

Yahoo isn’t buying the blogging service for its profitability. It’s buying it for the advertising possibilities.

Myriad genetic testing

In the wake of Angelina Jolie’s well-intentioned exhortation for “every woman” to explore their risk of breast cancer, one company stands to make a staggering profit.

Blogs

The ink on the compromise that kept the government open—barely--isn't even dry and they're already talking about the next round of cuts in Washington.

April 11, 2011

Eleven workers dead, untold volumes of sea life poisoned and more than 200 million gallons of oil spilled into the sea.  If that’s what a historically good safety record looks like at TransOcean, IÆd hate to see a bad year.

April 4, 2011

Author Nicholas Shaxson explains that over half the world's trade is now routed through tax havens, and the United States is itself a leading tax haven.

April 1, 2011

Join fellow progressives in actions around the country calling for a different kind of budget debate.

March 31, 2011

Republicans often bemoan what they view as the heavy burden of government regulation. But the absence of such regulation, combined with the prevalence of industry-bought loopholes, adversely affects Americans every single day.

March 29, 2011

Paul Krugman called it “The War on Elizabeth Warren.” Yves Smith wrote about “The Elizabeth Warren Rorschach Test.” There's no doubt that the insightful Harvard professor turned administration official, tapped first to chair the Congressional Oversight Panel into the bank bailouts, drives conservatives a little wild.

March 22, 2011

Conservatives' hyperbolic attacks distort the objectives of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

March 14, 2011

At the University of Wisconsin-Madison a group of corporate lobbyist will be working to turn the university into a quasi-private "public authority" institution. Other states that have gone down this road have seen tuition skyrocket. 

March 8, 2011

The banks are back! They’re paying out bonuses and raking in profits, we hear. But just how did they bounce back so fast? Let’s take Bank of America—they’re testing a new “fee structure” for formerly-free checking, adding $6 to $25 to their take of your money each month.

March 2, 2011

Johann Hari joins US Uncut's Ryan Clayton to talk about the wave anti-austerity activism in Europe that is now spreading to the US.

March 1, 2011