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Progressives say stakes in 2012 'higher than ever'

With over 80 progressive organizations participating, the ninth annual conference of the Campaign for America's Future opened in Washington under the banner of "Take Back the American Dream."

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Foreclosed homeowner stands his ground on his own porch

Lamont Newsome stands his ground at a battle post he and his loyal canine partner have maintained every day for a year and three months now - his front porch.

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Reforming Wall Street is a job for the American people

One has to ask if Wall Street has learned anything at all. But then again: why would they?

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Chase execs can't help losing $20 billion

Chase spent $10 million lobbying this year to weaken regulations that would have prevented the $20 billion debacle. The loss underlines the need, of course, for stronger financial regulations

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Protesters to Wells Fargo: Make mortgages affordable!

Though they didn't shut the meeting down, their shouts and chants wafted all the way up to the 15th floor meeting room.

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Protesters charge Bank of America received $1.9 billion tax refund

St. Louis protesters against tax dodgers say Bank of America made $4.4 billion in profits last year and paid no taxes -- they got a $1.9 billion refund!

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Wells Fargo charged with bias over upkeep of foreclosed homes

Wells Fargo is becoming the focus of a new kind of protest - against the way it manages the foreclosed homes it owns.

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Demonstrators to focus on mass transit as a civil right

The Occupy Wall Street movement and  Amalgamated Transit Union  jointly declared April 4 a National Day of Action for Jobs and Mass Transit and will demonstrate in 20 cities across the country.

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Interest rate swaps wreak havoc around the country

Like many states and local governments around the country, Oakland is being victimized by the banking industry.

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California looks to pass Homeowner's Bill of Rights

In a counterattack against Wall Street, grassroots groups and state leaders  joined forces to exact significant concessions from the big banks.

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