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Eric Schneiderman

Law enforcement agencies have not undertaken a thorough investigation of the banking crisis. But Eric Schneiderman is digging into it.

Legislation proposing a publicly owned state bank, the underpinning of a truly local economy, stands a good chance of passing in this session.

Elizabeth Warren

The new consumer protection bureau’s mission is to make it easier for consumers to understand financial fine print. So why are bankers so scared?

Perhaps the main value of Too Big to Fail is the instruction it provides on the limits of mainstream journalism in the decade that led up to the global financial meltdown.

The fix was in to let Wall Street off the hook once and for all... until last week when the attorney general of New York refused to go along.

Years after we were first told that the banks were "too big to fail," we still seem to be held captive by the same financial system that caused our economic mess in the first place.

Bad Credit: How Payday Lenders Evade Regulation

The $30 billion-a-year industry continues to fleece borrowers with high rates and shady terms.

Small-dollar loan programs are providing a cushion for the poor in Maryland—and spreading around the country.

Put the Banksters on Trial

In the foreclosure scandal, the crooks are still calling the shots.

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

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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

The British banking scandal reveals just how much the world of finance needs an overhaul.

July 9, 2012

In Des Moines, home to Wells Fargo’s mortgage division, protesters took a stand against the bank’s abusive lending practices.

April 23, 2012