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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.

Barack Obama Penny Pritzker

Penny Pritzker's nomination shows how financiers keep being rewarded even as the country suffers the financial crisis they wrought.

Capitol Hill building

Disclosures reveal that corporations and lobbying firms award six-figure bonuses to staff who leave to take powerful positions on Capitol Hill.

Wall Street

Battalions of regulatory lawyers burrowed deep in the federal bureaucracy to foil reform.

A history of how risk management profits from manufacturing new forms of uncertainty and insecurity.

As change nips at the edges of the Bronx, the borough’s iconic auto-glass workers continue their daily street-dance.

Walmart

The charges form the crux of a federal discrimination lawsuit that goes to trial this month.

Pills

How Republicans and industry profiteers are targeting high school students, welfare applicants and the unemployed.

Comcast Center

In her book Captive Audience, Susan Crawford shows how media giants exert a stranglehold over consumers and government.
 

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Despite “captive meetings” and the threat of arrest, hundreds of Walmart employees took a stand against the infamously anti-labor superstore. 

November 26, 2012

By striking in 100 cities, workers escalated their struggle with the retail giant and tried to inspire co-workers afraid of retaliation.

November 24, 2012

If the Walmart workers can win, it will send a message to low-wage, anti-labor corporations everywhere. 

November 21, 2012

As Black Friday approaches, workers report “captive audience” meetings designed to discourage strikes.

November 20, 2012

A historic, nation-wide strike on the megastore’s most profitable day could have a “permanent impact” on the Walmart brand. 

November 20, 2012

What’s the real purpose of Walmart’s Labor Board charge against the United Food & Commerical Workers Union? 

November 19, 2012

It wasn’t Hostess workers or their union that wrecked the company. It was a Bain-like private-equity company.

November 19, 2012

A lame-duck Congress manufactured the current “postal crisis.” This lame-duck Congress could fix it.

November 16, 2012

Dallas Walmart workers are walking back out on strike.

November 16, 2012