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Dimon

Using familiar Wall Street tactics, JPMorgan Chase rigged the rules in his favor. But the movement for corporate accountability lives on.

The Obamas

As fashion's first couple, the Obamas can take a leading role in making sure US companies comply with global standards.

From student walkouts in Philly and Chicago to union organizing and MOOCs in California, here are the latest reports by our student activist/writers.

Facebook

Social media companies say consumers’ loss of privacy is just the cost of doing business. But what would happen if they actually had to bargain with users on equal footing?

Make the Road New York

From stopping wage theft to organizing carwasheros, victories have come from meeting workers where they live.

Dollar bill

Washington institutions esteemed for their independent scholarship don’t disclose donations from corporations and foreign governments.

Yahoo isn’t buying the blogging service for its profitability. It’s buying it for the advertising possibilities.

Chicago teachers

CORE’s victory is a boost to social movement unionism—and a model for other unions around the country.

Myriad genetic testing

In the wake of Angelina Jolie’s well-intentioned exhortation for “every woman” to explore their risk of breast cancer, one company stands to make a staggering profit.

Blogs

And it increases the chances that you'll be on the hook for another bailout.

April 2, 2014

The new Fed chair came out in strong support of working families and the unemployed in her foundational speech this week. 

April 1, 2014

FIfty-five years after the consumer rights advocate published his first article ridiculing the auto industry for negligence, Congress is investigating another scandal. 

April 1, 2014

On Tuesday, April 1, call Apple to demand the company protect its workers from dangerous chemicals. 

April 1, 2014

The “tip credit” or “subminimum wage” system basically leaves it up to the consumer to provide the bulk of workers’ earnings. So the customer is always right in determining the worth of a worker’s labor.

March 31, 2014

A tax on speculative financial transactions could bring in as much as $350 billion per year.

March 31, 2014

Can the Bangladesh Accord provide a template for globalized corporate accountability?

March 28, 2014

DC insiders may not be “all in” for South Dakota's Rick Weiland, but a key senator is hailing his candidacy.

March 27, 2014

A proposal to expand the Earned Income Tax Credit will test Republicans' professed support for the program. 

March 26, 2014

Protecting workers from injury is one thing; empowering them to resist oppression is quite another.

March 26, 2014