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Why should taxpayers give Big Banks $83 billion a year? Read more...
By Cheryl Strauss Einhorn, Special to ProPublica This story was co-published with Foreign Policy. Accra is a city of choking red dust where almost no rain falls for three months at a time and clothes hung out on a line dry in 15 Read more...
Swiss bank UBS said Wednesday it will pay a $1.5 billion fraud fine for orchestrating the manipulation of benchmark interest rates in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Last week, British bank HSBC agreed to pay $1.92 billion -- the largest bank Read more...
DemocracyNow! discusses a major new exposé on the cover of The Nation magazine called "Mitt Romney’s Bailout Bonanza: How He Made Millions from the Rescue of Detroit." Read more...
Members of Occupy Our Homes Atlanta and demonstrators from across the region marched to Fannie Mae's regional office to demand that they help homeowners having difficulties making their monthly payments. Read more...

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JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon has been one of the most outspoken critics of the Volcker Rule, a section of the Dodd-Frank Act that aims to keep the banks in which you deposit your money from gambling it on their own sometimes-risky investments... Read more...
When Ireland made the decision to protect all of its banks from losses and cover those losses by imposing austerity measures in 2008, Paul Krugman made hash of the conservatives' argument for adopting that policy. As it turns out, he was right. Read more...
I have to think this isn't helping at all. Considering we've had an all-but-declared assault on the Pakistan border for years now, it might be ti Read more...
California is such a beautiful place to live, especially if you come from the East Coast like I do, but this land-o-plenty has been devastated by Gove Read more...
Reuters: Overflowing rivers in Iowa and other Midwest states forced evacuations and disrupted the region's economy on Friday with fears of worse to Read more...