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Workers/People's Rights

November 17, 2013
Fired ESPN Zone worker Emanuel McCray speaks out after a federal judge awards him and dozens of other workers $245,000 for unlawful termination

US Government Shutdown

October 15, 2013
Richard Wolff explains the history behind the Tea Party

Financial Regulator Shutdown, Halts Investigations of Wall Street Crimes

October 9, 2013

The CFTC is shutdown in the middle of implementing Dodd Frank financial regulations. The main U.S. regulatory agency responsible for monitoring commodity markets has ceased most of its operations during the government shutdown. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) oversees commodity markets, like oil and corn. It adopts regulatory rules, and monitors markets and trading…

Would Janet Yellin as Fed Chair Mark a Shift in Economic Policy?

October 9, 2013

Bill Black: Yellin’s confirmation marks a victory for progressive democrats?

Economist: “There’s Absolutely Nothing Resembling A Debt Crisis In The US”

October 1, 2013

Interests payments on US debt are at an historic low.