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Unions push Congress to curb banks, restore Glass-Steagall

Unions and progressive groups are circulating a petition to congressional leaders.

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Wall Street split between Clinton and Trump, but most back Clinton

One point of view is that some on Wall Street back Hillary Clinton because they fear Trump's "unpredictability" and the effect it could have on financial markets.

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Robin Hood tax “steals” from rich and gives to just about everyone else

After the financial crisis, Wells Fargo and JP Morgan Chase were bailed out while ordinary Americans were left to suffer.

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Who will pay for everybody's free college?

A tax on Wall Street speculation will not only make public colleges and universities tuition-free, it will substantially lower interest rates on college debt.

 

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Today in history: U.S. Marines invade and occupy Haiti 100 years ago

The story of Haiti is a case study in the injustice of the international finance and monetary system.

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Report refutes Emanuel's austerity agenda for Chicago

Proposals for getting Chicago's finances back on track without unconstitutional grabs at retiree pensions, cuts to vital services, and toxic bank fees.

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Warren: Many feel the game is rigged – and they're right!

Elizabeth Warren has quickly carved out a role as an articulate spokesperson for workers, and she didn't disappoint the packed house at the summit.

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Detroit bankruptcy solved – for now: What about other cities?

Everyone is congratulating Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and his emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, for helping to craft a bankruptcy settlement in Detroit.

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"Daylight" appears on Israel-Palestine conflict

J Street, the six-year-old "pro-Israel, pro-peace" liberal Jewish organization, with some 180,000 members and supporters, met in San Francisco June 7-8 in its first national summit on the West Coast.

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Prosecuting JPMorgan Chase a good start, but…

There's a long way to go. And, unfortunately, the politicians who enabled the corporate criminals on Wall Street seem to be beyond the law's reach.

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