April

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Must pension funds prove losses before they can sue?

Must public pension funds prove they lost money before they can sue as a class against the corporations involved? That's the problem the Supreme Court wrestled with, in a case that pitted a non-profit foundation against former GOP Vice President Dick Cheney's old company, Halliburton.

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Scholars say left, including unions, needs big unifying message

Four scholars, two from the U.S. and two from abroad, say income inequality could be that theme.

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Class of 2011 faces worst jobs crisis ever recorded

Students graduating this year face the worst labor market ever encountered by a graduating class.

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Missourians serve Bank of America with tax bill

"We are all making sacrifices. But what are the banks doing?"

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Huy Pham and Wisconsin in Orange County

On March 17, 29-year-old Huy Pham, a city maintenance worker, jumped off the roof of Costa Mesa City Hall, killing himself, after receiving a pink slip.

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Protesters demand Bank of America pay taxes

100 protesters rallied in front of Bank of America here on Tax Day to single out that bank for enjoying huge profits while paying little or no taxes.

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Congressional Black Caucus would boost social programs & revenue

Continuing a 30-year-long tradition, the Congressional Black Caucus April 14 presented its alternative budget for fiscal 2012 to the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Banks agree to compensate foreclosure victims

Over a dozen banks will compensate victims for losses that occured as a result of mistakes on foreclosures according to an agreement reached with government regulators today.

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Obama calls for tax hike for the rich

President Barack Obama laid out a "framework" that he said can reduce the federal budget deficit by $4 trillion over the next 12 years without slashing social services.

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Thousands at Michigan Capitol: We are the people

A cross-section of the people's movement poured into the Michigan Capitol grounds today with this message: "We are the people - protect us, not the CEOs."

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