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Amazon

As the online behemoth strengthens its monopoly over the marketplace, publishers, like bookstores, are in a fight for survival.

Citibank

The collapse of the housing market cost Americans $16 trillion. But the banks that caused it are getting away with a slap on the wrist.

While President Peña Nieto celebrates the Aztec Tiger, Mexico’s cartels reach deeper into the legal economy.

Burning an American Flag

American military and corporate power have triumphed over all rivals—so why does the United States still struggle to impose its will on the world?

Luxury Apartment

Shady magnates and corrupt politicians from all over the globe are stashing their ill-gotten wealth in luxurious Manhattan apartments.

Union protest

After one of Supreme Court’s most anti-union rulings in recent years, is there still time for organized labor to save itself?

Rally in Providence

A minimum-wage pre-emption measure, backed by the hotel industry and signed by Governor Chafee, has been met with hunger strikes, electoral challenges and protests.

Greg Page

But will Greg Page’s call to arms influence business leaders? Or the Republicans his firm donates to?

Foreclosed Home

Private equity firms are laying the foundation for the next financial crash in the rubble of the last one—and it’s already cost one child her life.

Sarita Gupta

By starting with workers at the local level, we can bargain with employers despite weak labor laws.

Blogs

Poll after poll shows that the public favors job creation over deficit reduction. So why are both parties AWOL on jobs?

February 15, 2011

A proposed bill to end collective bargaining for nearly all public employees has mobilized the state's students to protect teacher's unions.

February 15, 2011

 As the right works to portray Obama as a socialist, John Nichols explains how positive socialist ideals have been blacklisted from our political discourse.

February 15, 2011

Can a country continue to innovative if it’s not making the stuff it innovates?

February 14, 2011

Obama's budget rejects the steep cuts advocated by Republicans and his deficit commission. But the president is still playing on the GOP’s turf by emphasizing cuts instead of jobs.

February 14, 2011

The president's budget is a compromise document. Republicans say it does not go far enough. But it slashes low-income heating assistance, community programs, higher-ed loans and environmental clean-up in low-income neighborhoods. Obama and his aides “aren’t giving us a very wise set of choices,” says Democrat Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur.

February 14, 2011

The most radical assault yet by the current crop of Republican governor on the rights of workers has inspired outrage in a historically progressive and pro-labor state, with the governor alerting the National Guard in case of industrial action.

February 13, 2011

Democrats can win this upstate New York seat, not by prattling on about hypocritical Republicans but by focusing on jobs and trade policy -- and by aligning with the Working Families Party.

February 10, 2011

Reed reports on the Republicans’ efforts to prove that when it comes to climate change, the deficit and pretty much anything else, they can be both hostile and disrespectful.

February 10, 2011

What could become a general strike by Egypt's workers has begun. Parliament building, broadcasting center targeted.

February 9, 2011