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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

The People’s Budget is endorsed by a Gang of Seventy, not a Gang of Six—not to mention a majority of Americans. Why won't the establishment pay attention to it?

July 20, 2011

The president and some Republicans like the bipartisan deficit reduction scheme, but Sanders calls it a threat to the safety net and economic fairness.

July 19, 2011

Despite having the deck stacked overwhelmingly against them, students continue to fight for their future.

July 19, 2011

Obama was unwilling to fight for Elizabeth Warren. Will he now fight for the survival of the consumer bureau she convinced him to create?

July 18, 2011

This week, gridlock over the debt-crisis is deflecting attention from the real issue—14 million people unemployed. The Murdoch scandle gets worse; contributor D.D. Guttenplan asks, “Is this is the end of Rupert?” And four groundbreaking investigations.

July 15, 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

 Gov. Jerry Brown's prison budget cuts ensure that what is happening at Pelican Bay won't be an isolated event.

July 15, 2011

Women's social roles—not to mention structural economic constraints—actually make it more expensive to be female in the United States.

July 14, 2011

In Wisconsin, union activists are joining Arlo Guthrie to sing the full version of "This Land Is Your Land" -- including the class-conscious, economic-justice lines.

July 14, 2011

Some liberals argue Obama's three-dimensional chess is finally paying off.

July 13, 2011