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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.

To restore the nation's broken financial system, Washington must reform the Federal Reserve.

After years of hiding US money in their Swiss offices, UBS faces a Senate committee made up of legislators under their payroll.

Banks have polluted the economy; it's a matter of equity and efficiency that they clean it up.

America's largest financial institutions are insolvent. It's time to face the truth and take the painful actions that will allow the economy to recover.

Of the three tax-challenged Obama appointees, only Timothy Geithner has survived. Is that luck or is there still something special about being from Wall Street?

Why rush to throw another $350 billion of taxpayer money at the Wall Street bandits and their political cronies who created the biggest financial mess since the Great Depression?

Instead of facilitating mergers, we should be reregulating the banking industry and enforcing real transparency.

Forget big bailouts. The fed should finance non-profit state banks like the Bank of North Dakota--no profit means no reason for bankers to misbehave--to get real money to real people in the real economy.

Obama, who promised change, has put the same old Wall Street hustlers on his economic team. Maybe he could send us an e-mail to explain.


Wells Fargo workers are protesting the bank’s predatory practices.

April 13, 2015

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