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Taxpayers are getting a raw deal in Citigroup's plan to repay its bailout funds. But you would never know it from reading the news.

Representative Marcy Kaptur, a longstanding advocate for foreclosure relief, talks to The Nation about prospects for sweeping financial reform.

At major US banks, shareholders actually want their executives to be rewarded for taking on excessive risk.

Americans want to know what went wrong during last year's economic meltdown. The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission will find the answers.

Blue Dog Democrats are undermining prospects for financial-industry regulation and reform.

How well will Representative Barney Frank's proposed regulatory reform legislation address the "too big to fail" problem?

It's undeniable that pay czar Kenneth Feinberg has had an impact on compensation at bailed-out firms. But it's equally clear that the casino culture that created this mess remains untouched.

The time to pay down the deficit will come only after the economy recovers.

To reform the financial sector, we must break up "too big to fail" conglomerates and reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act.

The first step toward lasting financial reform is to identify the roots of the crisis.

Blogs

More people need to start saving, but are IRAs the best way to do it?

January 29, 2014

One of the more inflammatory voices in the minimum wage debate will be making a special appearance tonight.

January 28, 2014

Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would grow the U.S. economy by about $22 billion and create 85,000 new jobs.

January 14, 2014

The New York governor’s refusal to allocate funds for universal pre-K reveals the limits of his social progressivism.

January 9, 2014

While feigning outrage at worker abuse in Bangladesh, the US government has been quietly supporting the same sweatshop factories used by Walmart and The Gap.

January 7, 2014

Paul Ryan had his way with the budget deal. And the economic pain is just beginning.

December 28, 2013

The thirty-second president used Dickens’s tale to make the case for programs to aid the dispossessed. We should do the same.

December 24, 2013

The mayor-elect also named an aide as his chief of staff.

December 23, 2013

Will the amendment be enough to change the behavior of bankers? Doubtful.

December 12, 2013

There’s still time for Congress to decide not to ruin the holidays for 1.3 million unemployed Americans. 

December 11, 2013