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Do As We Say, Congress Says, Then Does What It Wants

By Theodoric Meyer, ProPublica When CBS News reported in 2011 that members of Congress weren't prohibited from insider trading, Congress moved swiftly.President Obama signed a law banning it within six months of the broadcast. But

Why Romney's Business Record Matters

"Corporations are people, my friends": In advance of Wednesday's presidential debate, Obama for America has released a new web video to lay out the facts about Mitt Romney's private sector experience. As Valerie Burton, who lost her job to

Private-Sector Jobs Up 201K

201,000 private-sector jobs were added in August, according to a report released by the ADP on Thursday, a figure significantly higher than analysts anticipated. The number comes ahead of the U.S. Labor Department’s job numbers for the