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Finally! The announced departure of Lawrence Summers as the president’s top economic adviser is welcome news.
Is the recession really ending? What does Elizabeth Warren's sort-of appointment mean? Dean Baker has answers on Grit TV.
Why did Obama keep Timothy Geithner and Lawrence Summers on staff when they helped lay the groundwork for the financial crisis?
The SEC has filed a civil suit against Goldman Sachs for their role in exacerbating the sub-prime mortgage crisis by producing risky investment options. On this week's The Breakdown, Hayes discusses the case with blogger, author and economist Simon Johnson.
Congress should not be fooled by the argument of Wall Street lobbyists that Bernard Madoff was a lone rotten apple now safely discarded.
Obama and Congress must get tougher on offshore tax cheats--prosecuting them as criminals and requiring full payment, with penalties and interest.
GOP "tea-baggers" take note: The Justice Department is closing in on offshore tax cheats. And former Sen. Phil Gramm, their chief enabler, could be caught in the net.
A tax loophole could let the ten largest paper companies rake in a whopping $8 billion. Where's the outrage?
Don't reward the rogue financiers at AIG and Goldman Sachs who enriched themselves while impoverishing millions. Investigate them.
As we rebuild America's aging infrastructure, let's make sure taxpayer money goes to those who need it and doesn't line the pockets of those who knew how to play the game.
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