The Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group made $951 million in profits on $3 billion in income in 2010. But that's not enough, they are threatening to move out of Illinois unless they get a tax break.
More than a dozen mayors are sponsoring a resolution to end the Afghanistan and Iraq wars and use the savings to pay for job-creating programs in the nation's cities.
Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold led 1,000 firefighters, nurses, farmers and a motorcade of taxi cabs and an antique fire engine, in a demonstration that encircled Capitol Square.
Like the workers who built "Hooverville" tent cities in the Depression of the 1920s and '30s, protestors are dramatizing their opposition to Republicans' economic policies.
Republicans claim the budget, which awaits the governor's signature, is groundbreaking. Backbreaking would be more apt.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is redefining workers' battle with the radical right as a moral struggle, saying it involves the nation's future.
After a long court battle, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, 5-4, on May 23 that California must lower its prison population by tens of thousands in the next two years, so the state can provide decent health care for those who remain.
CHICAGO - Hundreds of demonstrators chanting "Hands off our Medicare!" filled the block while GOP Rep. Paul Ryan was inside addressing the Economics Club, trying to sell his budget proposal.
An outpouring of 10,000 New Yorkers swept into lower Manhattan on May 12 to demand that Wall Street and the big billionaires pay their fair share.
The Economic Policy Institute says the Progressive Caucus budget plan will cut the deficit better than either the Republicans' help-the-rich plan or Obama's framework.