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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

In a violation of their First Amendment rights, students have been suspended for protesting their district’s budget cuts. New York unions plan a massive rally to oppose the financial industry's unscrupulous practices and Mayor Bloomberg’s slashing of social services.

April 25, 2011

A Democratic congressman tells the president to stop reading from GOP talking points and start borrowing a page from FDR.

April 25, 2011

In 2010, Boeing received a net tax refund of $137 million from state and local governments despite earning more than $4 billion in pretax profits. But instead of investing back into communities, the company uses its corporate welfare to crush unions.

April 24, 2011

Maine's Susan Collins is no liberal. But she is not about to back Ryan's plan to gut Medicare and Medicaid. Will other GOP senators be as honest in their assessment of a bad bill?

April 23, 2011

Eric on Smithsonian's Jazz anthology and Reed Richardson on the S&P's rating of the bond market.

April 22, 2011

A major new poll shows that Americans do not believe cutting the deficit will create jobs. So why have leaders of both parties become deficit hawks?

April 22, 2011

As the effects of budget cuts begin to sink in, hundreds turn out to protest their local leaders and the president himself.

April 22, 2011

Republicans tried to use the recent budget compromise to hurt the CFPB, but came away almost empty-handed.

April 21, 2011

Students on both coasts protest deep cuts to education budgets.

April 21, 2011

Here in the US all we seem to hear about is deficits and debt. Yet even the countries that hold a lot of our debt are concerned for our lack of investment at home.

April 20, 2011