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I know that Jon Stewart and Jim Cramer have been in a bit of a "fight" lately. Of course, it's not ...
by Cenk Uygur
Comment Count 384 comments on Wed Mar 11, 2009 at 08:08 AM PDT with 827 Recommends
Join us on Wednesday, June 9th at 1:30pm in front of the Treasury building to demand our $13 billion back from Goldman Sachs. First job is to get Geithner to recognize that he should have never ...
by Cenk Uygur
Comment Count 112 comments on Mon May 24, 2010 at 03:03 PM PDT with 161 Recommends
As Robert Kuttner put it so succinctly the other day in, "[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-kuttner/fantasies-of-green-shoots_b_212373.html Fantasies of Green Shoots]:" There is ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 291 comments on Tue Jun 09, 2009 at 01:35 AM PDT with 150 Recommends
Free market fundamentalists say the real problem with our financial sector is that they are over-regulated. If we just let the banks regulate themselves that we wouldn't have any problems. Rush ...
by Cenk Uygur
Comment Count 45 comments on Wed Apr 28, 2010 at 02:30 PM PDT with 42 Recommends
This morning, this was the banner headline just under the masthead, resplendent with a full-page photo running under it, over at HuffPo: "[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/16/robosigners-...
by bobswern
Comment Count 35 comments on Tue Nov 16, 2010 at 11:55 AM PST with 41 Recommends
There is a glitch in the system. Alan Greenspan famously said after the collapse that he had "found a flaw" in his free market ...
by Cenk Uygur
Comment Count 45 comments on Fri Apr 09, 2010 at 07:39 AM PDT with 31 Recommends
Robert Reich, starts his essay, The Republicans' Double-Dip, and What Must Be Done, by asking John Boehner, if his ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 42 comments on Fri Aug 05, 2011 at 02:14 PM PDT with 25 Recommends
John Boehner has delayed today's scheduled vote on his controversial Cap, Cut, and Balance bill, due to lack of support from Teaparty Republicans. Senator Majority leader Harry Reid says it doesn't ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 25 comments on Wed Jul 27, 2011 at 03:50 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
Paul Krugman, and Michael Spence, both Noble Prize winning economists, are both predicting the chance of another global recesssion is 50%. And, Charles Evans, President of the Federal Reserve Bank, ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 19 comments on Fri Sep 09, 2011 at 03:46 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
New figures released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) demonstrate the American labor movement's decreasing ability to organize new workers and use its most potent weapon -- the strike. ...
by Mike Elk
Comment Count 49 comments on Thu Jul 08, 2010 at 12:24 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
Just when you thought Wall Street couldn't get any more clever in their attempts at predatory lending, they have. Big Banks have created an exotic financial instrument that is the equivalent of a ...
by Mike Elk
Comment Count 15 comments on Thu Feb 25, 2010 at 10:47 AM PST with 19 Recommends
For people who were blown away to learn recently that the 11 largest global pharmaceutical companies made an astonishing $711 billion in profits over the last decade, here's another measure of the ...
by Ethan Rome
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed May 08, 2013 at 12:27 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
Goldman Sachs took billions in taxpayer bailout money that it didn't need. We're calling on the Treasury Department to demand it back.
by ajwysocki
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Jun 01, 2010 at 09:32 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
The lead up to the recently-concluded talks in Copenhagen started literally years ago, with pre-meetings and conferences and those that are for addressing the issue of climate change and those who ...
by jamesboyce
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Dec 22, 2009 at 11:11 AM PST with 6 Recommends
It's really quite practical to blame financial crises on accountants: they're generally anonymous and boring, they're always sifting through receipts, and they can create money out of thin air if ...
by Harry DMI
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed Mar 11, 2009 at 09:36 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
The GOP presidential candidates believe, as an article of faith, that the United States is an overly-regulated society. They want to eliminate "unnecessary" regulations and even entire regulatory ...
by StevenStrauss
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue May 27, 2014 at 06:02 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Two weeks ago, BP America, Caterpillar Inc. and ConocoPhillips decided not to renew their membership in the US Climate Action Partnership (USCAP), an alliance of major businesses and environmental ...
by jamesboyce
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Feb 25, 2010 at 11:26 AM PST with 5 Recommends
When America sneezes, the rest of the world catches a cold...well, this cold has reached the hot desert of Arabia. The demise of Wall Street has reached the Arabian Sahara and is threatening to put ...
by mosaicnews
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Oct 10, 2008 at 08:34 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Tonight, President Bush addressed the nation to drum up support for his 700 billion dollar bail out of Wall Street at a time when 55% of Americans oppose government aid to failing financial firms, ...
by mosaicnews
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Sep 24, 2008 at 07:55 PM PDT with 1 Recommend