Spending just got even easier

The cashless society is almost at hand, some claim.


No cheering for fiscal treaty in the streets of Europe

Cutbacks and layoffs have touched off huge street protests, general strikes, and the collapse of governments. 


Wall Street wants to “occupy” Detroit’s finances

Given the revenue streams that go straight to Wall Street from Detroit, it is not far off to characterize any emergency financial manager as a Wall Street financial dictator.


Global super-rich stash: Now $25 trillion

Banks can go either of two routes: They can squeeze the 99 percent with nuisance fees and penalties, or they can cater to the richest of the rich.

Backbone: Schneiderman investigates Wall Street

Backbone. That is part of what's been missing over the past few years. Significantly, that may be about to change.


Make Wall Street pay

A statewide coalition of union and community groups in Connectticut has formed to demand that Bank of America  contribute its fair share to the state's economy.


The battle over Elizabeth Warren

Who is surprised that the banking industry is drawing a line in the sand to prevent the nomination of Elizabeth Warren to head the new consumer financial protection agency?

Wall Street reform overcomes Wall Street blockade

After a year of intense struggles on one side, and bank lobbying on the other side, Congress yesterday passed Wall Street reform - a big step, but the battle's not over.


Finance reform takes a swipe at “swipe fees”

Have you ever walked into a neighborhood restaurant, with only your debit card in hand, ready to order lunch for $7.95, but are stopped by the handwritten sign next to the cash register: credit cards, $15 minimum.

A reality check on Wall Street

By any objective measure, Wall Street has given up its right to manage our nation's finances.

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