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Shareholders’ Quest for More Transparency

A proposed Securities and Exchange Commission rule would force publicly traded companies to disclose their political spending to their shareholders.

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Why the Lousy Jobs Report Boosted Wall Street

How can bad news on Main Street (only 113,000 jobs were created in January, on top of a meager 74,000 in December) cause good news on Wall Street?

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Let’s Face It, Believing Rich People Create Sustainable Jobs Is Delusional

Henry Blodget, CEO of news website Business Insider, clears up the widespread myth that entrepreneurs such as himself are responsible for creating jobs for the rest of America. The often-told lie is simply a way to justify the immense inequality symptomatic of our dire economic climate.

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Poor Losing Homes Over Small Tax Liens to Private ‘Investors’

Low-income D.C. residents—many of them retirees—have been losing their homes under a program in which tax rights are sold to private investors who add mind-boggling fees and then foreclose when they aren’t paid. And it’s all legal.

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Krugman on Romney’s ‘47 Percent’ Comment and the GOP’s ‘Disdain for Workers’

Mitt Romney’s remark reveals a truth about himself but also about the entire Republican Party: The GOP is just not worker friendly. Instead, the party lauds “job creators,” whom New York Times columnist Paul Krugman describes as the “employers” and “investors.”

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Facebook Shares Slip Below $30 Amid Probe of IPO

Days after a law firm launched a class-action lawsuit on behalf of investors against Facebook and its bankers, alleging that certain investors were given preferential treatment, Facebook’s shares dipped during Tuesday’s trading to near $29, more than 20% under its IPO price.

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Betting Big Against the Government

On Wall Street, a small number of investors are betting $4.8 billion that the U.S. government will fail to raise the debt ceiling in the next week and, subsequently, will default on its $14 trillion debt.

Posted on Jul 26, 2011 READ MORE


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Investors Against Climate Change

We normally think of capitalists as ravaging the Earth with profit in their eyes. While that still might be true, 181 of the world’s largest investors have issued a united call for action against climate change, most importantly a binding treaty to cut pollution and boost funding for low-carbon technologies.

Posted on Sep 17, 2009 READ MORE


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