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San Diego

Since June, San Diego and Los Angeles have passed a trio of minimum wage increases. Which city will be next?

Amazon

As the online behemoth strengthens its monopoly over the marketplace, publishers, like bookstores, are in a fight for survival.

Citibank

The collapse of the housing market cost Americans $16 trillion. But the banks that caused it are getting away with a slap on the wrist.

While President Peña Nieto celebrates the Aztec Tiger, Mexico’s cartels reach deeper into the legal economy.

Burning an American Flag

American military and corporate power have triumphed over all rivals—so why does the United States still struggle to impose its will on the world?

Luxury Apartment

Shady magnates and corrupt politicians from all over the globe are stashing their ill-gotten wealth in luxurious Manhattan apartments.

Union protest

After one of Supreme Court’s most anti-union rulings in recent years, is there still time for organized labor to save itself?

Rally in Providence

A minimum-wage pre-emption measure, backed by the hotel industry and signed by Governor Chafee, has been met with hunger strikes, electoral challenges and protests.

Greg Page

But will Greg Page’s call to arms influence business leaders? Or the Republicans his firm donates to?

Foreclosed Home

Private equity firms are laying the foundation for the next financial crash in the rubble of the last one—and it’s already cost one child her life.

Blogs

It's women and “minorities” vs. large corporations and Republican lawmakers. Will grassroots organizers beat big-dollar businesses to win fairness for home care workers? 

December 26, 2011

Paul’s criticisms of military interventionism and crony capitalism scare the establishment, but grassroots Republicans are intrigued by his old-fashioned conservatism.

December 21, 2011

Governor Walker thinks his money can beat a recall. He’s wrong.

December 18, 2011

A new poll suggests that the pointman for the Republican assault on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid could lose.

December 14, 2011

Governments are suspending the basic rules of democracy on both sides of the Atlantic in the name of emergency financial management.

December 14, 2011

The slanderous attack ads against Warren are doing nothing to dampen enthusiasm for her campaign.

December 9, 2011

How Occupy Wall Street made Andrew Cuomo act less like Chris Christie.

December 9, 2011

A majority of senators want the former Ohio attorney general to head the Consumer Financial Products Bureau. The president should use a recess appointment to make it so.

December 8, 2011

$209 million isn't enough. Revoke Massey's corporate charter.

December 8, 2011

In a devastating exposé of the day to day lives of Greek citizens, Margaronis revisits the rapidly devolving streets of Athens.

December 7, 2011