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Mitt Romney

In his Bain years, the GOP nominee helped fashion Monsanto into a biotech giant. What would the notorious purveyor of genetically modified foods get from a Romney presidency?

Occupy Debt

Bereft of their big tent at Zuccotti Park, activists have found a unifying theme in debt.

Can Debt Spark a Revolution?

If Occupy evolves into a debt resistance movement, the results could be explosive.

A devastating report reveals the predatory practices behind the $150 billion private student-lending industry.

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.

Blogs

Seattle is the seventh city in eight weeks where fast food workers have gone on strike.

May 30, 2013

Workers are on strike in Massachusetts, the Bay Area and Miami, and plan to strike at least until June 7.

May 28, 2013

What's happening in St. Louis doesn’t look like a coal-field war, but the same things are at stake: reciprocity, respect, fair play.

May 23, 2013

A new study says nearly 2 million workers with taxpayer-supported jobs make $12 per hour or less.

May 21, 2013

Hundreds of fast food and retail workers are expected to join the work stoppage, making Milwaukee the fifth city in the strike wave.

May 15, 2013

“Behind every fortune lies a crime,” said Balzac—allegedly true for the fortune inherited by Penny Pritzker. Though nowadays, as the finances of Obama's Commerce pick show, the crime is how much is not illegal at all.

May 6, 2013

A senior member of Congress pushes retailers and brands to make “the moral choice” to address condition that produce predictable tragedy.

May 6, 2013

Workers will travel from around the country to meet supporters and then converge on the retail giant in Bentonville.

May 5, 2013

Bank accountability activists continue to send a clear message to the big banks: “You can run, but you can’t hide.”

April 30, 2013

Wednesday’s coordinated worker delegations should represent the largest mobilization of OUR Walmart members since the Black Friday strikes.

April 23, 2013