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Marga Schoeller Bücherstube, one of Berlin’s many renowned independent bookstore

In Germany, fixed-price laws curtail the power of retail chains and help to sustain a vibrant literary culture.

Why does Amazon now have customers do the search chores it used to do for them, and in innovative ways?

Even after it was known that Jamie Dimon’s bank blew more than $2 billion, Barack Obama still had praise for the intellect of his political backer.

Wisconsin recall supporters

In the June 5 recall election to unseat Gov. Scott Walker and his cronies, grassroots activists are fighting millions in corporate cash.

Sherrod Brown

Senator Sherrod Brown has been a leader in taking on the big banks, and now the Chamber of Commerce is retaliating.

When it comes to running Bank of America, shareholders don’t have much more influence than the demonstrators outside.

Ballot

As campaigns against the right-wing group continue, we must fight its sabotaging of voting rights across the country.

The men most responsible for the collapse of the American dream are heaped with honors at the highest levels of society.

Foreclosed home

It took pressure from progressives to get a partly decent mortgage fraud settlement. They can’t take their eyes off the prize now.

Deepwater Horizon disaster

Gulf residents and cleanup workers continue to suffer serious health problems from the 2010 disaster, but the oil giant is not being held to account.

Blogs

Rupert Murdoch meets his stockholders Friday amidst rising scrutiny from investors—and perhaps from the Justice Department.

October 19, 2011

From Salem to Salt Lake City, Occupy Wall Street is gathering energy and bursting outward.

October 13, 2011

A new report on excessive CEO salaries underscores the need to restore sanity to pay equity and corporate taxes.

August 31, 2011

Following an SEC review of its downgrade decision, Standard & Poor’s is now facing a Department of Justice probe and lost business from several municipalities. 

August 19, 2011

Mitt Romney constantly attacks President Obama's record on job growth. But it turns out Romney’s record on it is weak and many of his claims are misleading.

July 25, 2011

Revelations about American Legislative Exchange Council project to link corporate interests with state legislators to impose an agenda that protects polluters, privatizes public education, breaks unions and undermines democracy raises questions about whether group is “evading lobbying disclosure laws,” violating tax breaks designed to encourage charitable contributions and doing “an end-run around state ethics laws.”

July 15, 2011

Republican presidential candidates say we should not raise the debt ceiling. Have they lost their minds?

July 12, 2011

Recently-released WikiLeaks cables reveal that Haiti's self-appointed guardians—the US, EU and UN—supported an election in the country despite obvious evidence that it was severely flawed.

June 24, 2011

Liza Featherstone explains how Wal-Mart systematically discriminates against women, resists unionization and underpays its workers.

June 21, 2011

The Court says that the nation's largest private employer can't be taken to task for discriminating against women because that discrimination appears to have taken place on a massive scale. Say what?

June 20, 2011