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Hobby Lobby's Religion Doesn't Stop It From Buying Cheap Chinese Goods
Hobby Lobby's "religious values" don't extend to objecting to "family planning" and forced abortions in China. Read more...
Koch Brothers-Linked Donors Pay $1 Million Campaign Fine
The record penalties cap a yearlong investigation into secretive political groups that bankrolled two of the biggest conservative election causes last year. Read more...
The punitive costs paid by JPMorgan will, however, continue to grow, if not through settlements than through other expenses. Read more...
Now the media has moved on and public anger has cooled, but the full extent of the Gulf damage is finally coming out—and it’s clear that the spill was even worse than we thought. Read more...
Matthew Keys, deputy social media editor of Thomson Reuters and former web producer at a Tribune Company-owned television station in Sacramento, Calif., has been charged in a federal indictment for allegedly conspiring with members of hacker group "Anonymous" to hack into a Tribune Company-owned website. Read more...

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The banking giant HSBC has escaped indictment for laundering billions of dollars for Mexican drug cartels and groups linked to al-Qaeda. Despite evidence of wrongdoing, the U.S. Department of Justice has allowed the bank to avoid prosecution and pay a $1.9 billion fine. No top HSBC officials will face charges, either. Read more...
Protesters gathered at an vacant and neglected bank-owned home in southeast San Diego on Tuesday to collect debris and transport it to a local bank, where they had hoped to make a "deposit." They hoped that their efforts would send a Read more...
"The mob learned from Wall Street," comments Eliot Spitzer on the "cartel-style corruption" behind the Libor scam. On Current TV's "Viewpoint" recently, host Eliot Spitzer, Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone contributing editor, and Read more...
Our nation has taken yet another giant step backwards with the criminalization of poverty... Read more...
With just three days before the Florida primaries, Mitt Romney has unleashed a new attack ad against his chief rival, Newt Gingrich. The ad, which uses a 1997 clip from the day Mr. Gingrich was found guilty by the House of ethics violations, Read more...