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Wall Street

Battalions of regulatory lawyers burrowed deep in the federal bureaucracy to foil reform.

Sherrod Brown

The Democratic senator is introducing legislation to break them up, but he’s in an uphill battle—against not only the GOP but his own party.

The heat is on big banks and CEOs as labor and community activists band together.

For Yolanda Andrews, losing her house would mean losing everything. That's why she's standing up to predatory banking.

Whoever wins on November 6, progressive campaigns will continue to target the tiny elite that rules the country.

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.

When it comes to defending homeowners from the big banks, the California attorney general is on a roll.

Two decades of economic growth in the US has been wiped out, but all is going swimmingly for the Fed's in-crowd.

Blogs

The debt crisis has little to do with poor budgeting and everything to do with crony capitalism.

March 4, 2015

Federal prosecutors want to put one in prison for taking kickbacks for doing political favors. The other has been richly rewarded for defrauding investors and saving fellow bankers from criminal prosecution.

January 27, 2015

Activists want to draw attention to some of the most predatory financial companies.

August 12, 2014

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

December 23, 2013

The settlement with one of the nation’s biggest banks is historic—what should be next?

November 20, 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

The Strike Debt movement is planning a Rolling Jubilee—a bailout of the people, by the people. 

November 12, 2012

The great progressive senator fought an often lonely battle to prevent banks and credit card companies from rigging the system against working families. His ally then is running for the Senate now.

October 25, 2012

If every trade carried a cost, how quickly do you think Wall St. would rein in the robots?

August 3, 2012

“Everyone does it” is not an adequate excuse. Will bankers depart with their multimillion-dollar rewards intact?

July 10, 2012