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Barack Obama Penny Pritzker

Penny Pritzker's nomination shows how financiers keep being rewarded even as the country suffers the financial crisis they wrought.

Capitol Hill building

Disclosures reveal that corporations and lobbying firms award six-figure bonuses to staff who leave to take powerful positions on Capitol Hill.

Wall Street

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

A history of how risk management profits from manufacturing new forms of uncertainty and insecurity.

As change nips at the edges of the Bronx, the borough’s iconic auto-glass workers continue their daily street-dance.

Walmart

The charges form the crux of a federal discrimination lawsuit that goes to trial this month.

Pills

How Republicans and industry profiteers are targeting high school students, welfare applicants and the unemployed.

Comcast Center

In her book Captive Audience, Susan Crawford shows how media giants exert a stranglehold over consumers and government.
 

David Stockman

 Reagan's former budget director's outrage over crony capitalism and bank bailouts is right on, but the pundits don't like it.

Cash register

Surveys demonstrate remarkably progressive attitudes on everything from taxation to regulation to the environment.

Blogs

Seattle is the seventh city in eight weeks where fast food workers have gone on strike.

May 30, 2013

Workers are on strike in Massachusetts, the Bay Area and Miami, and plan to strike at least until June 7.

May 28, 2013

What's happening in St. Louis doesn’t look like a coal-field war, but the same things are at stake: reciprocity, respect, fair play.

May 23, 2013

A new study says nearly 2 million workers with taxpayer-supported jobs make $12 per hour or less.

May 21, 2013

Hundreds of fast food and retail workers are expected to join the work stoppage, making Milwaukee the fifth city in the strike wave.

May 15, 2013

“Behind every fortune lies a crime,” said Balzac—allegedly true for the fortune inherited by Penny Pritzker. Though nowadays, as the finances of Obama's Commerce pick show, the crime is how much is not illegal at all.

May 6, 2013

A senior member of Congress pushes retailers and brands to make “the moral choice” to address condition that produce predictable tragedy.

May 6, 2013

Workers will travel from around the country to meet supporters and then converge on the retail giant in Bentonville.

May 5, 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

Wednesday’s coordinated worker delegations should represent the largest mobilization of OUR Walmart members since the Black Friday strikes.

April 23, 2013