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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.
 

Blogs

When you click on or sign an inscrutable boilerplate contract, you sign away rights. The problem is getting worse all the time—and helps explain a lot of our current economic woes, too.

March 14, 2013

The problem isn’t that Americans are spending more money on stuff—they’re not. It’s that stuff has gotten cheaper.

March 13, 2013

Organizers say management retaliated against strikers by locking them out of their homes.

March 13, 2013

The Dow hit a new high yesterday. A small tax on Wall Street trading could alleviate some of our drastic sequester cuts—and the majority of Americans support it.

March 5, 2013

The Communications Workers of America says that the ruling overturning Obama’s nominations emboldened employers—like the one that terminated twenty-two union activists.

March 1, 2013

Janitors say they’re prepared to walk off the job to protest unsafe conditions and illegal retaliation.

February 22, 2013

Financial institutions that are Too Big to Fail are also Too Big to Exist—something conservatives and progressives should be able to agree on.

February 12, 2013

What business leaders can learn from Lincoln—and what they can’t.

February 12, 2013

Workers are protesting a new round of alleged intimidation tactics.

February 7, 2013

Target doesn’t deny that its contractors lock all the doors on the graveyard shift.

January 24, 2013