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Offering Model to Nation Battling Outbreak, New York AG Suspends All Medical and Student Debt Collection

Offering Model to Nation Battling Outbreak, New York AG Suspends All Medical and Student Debt Collection
"In this time of crisis, my office will not add undue stress or saddle New Yorkers with unnecessary financial burden."
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'Unconscionable': Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Trump Moves to Take Food Stamps From Over a Million People

'Unconscionable': Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Trump Moves to Take Food Stamps From Over a Million People
"Really it's a cruel rule, taking food out of the mouths of hungry individuals."
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Trump: At $2.13 An Hour, This Waitress Makes Too Much Money

Trump: At $2.13 An Hour, This Waitress Makes Too Much Money
Trump is nothing if not consistently inconsistent except for one thing: using his powers to make sure workers don’t share in economic growth.
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What a Public Bank Can Do for Real People

What a Public Bank Can Do for Real People
North Dakota has the only state-owned bank in the nation. Advocates say it’s a model for getting state tax money invested in communities.
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The Big Banks’ Ticking Time Bomb that Could Cause the Next Recession

The Big Banks’ Ticking Time Bomb that Could Cause the Next Recession
They’re Making Risky Loans Again, and Trump, the Self-Proclaimed ‘King of Debt,’ Doesn’t Care
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What the U.S. Economy Can Learn From the Nordic Model

What the U.S. Economy Can Learn From the Nordic Model
Denmark, Norway, and Sweden have highly successful economic policies that reduce addiction and suicide.
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'Like a Kleptocracy': Investigation Details How GOP Lawmakers Cashed In on Trump Tax Cuts

'Like a Kleptocracy': Investigation Details How GOP Lawmakers Cashed In on Trump Tax Cuts
"It's bad enough that President Trump's and congressional Republicans' GOP tax scam betrayed workers—it's even worse that they're lining their own pockets off it."
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How Trump’s Trade War Is Making Lobbyists Rich And Slamming Small Businesses

How Trump’s Trade War Is Making Lobbyists Rich And Slamming Small Businesses
Washington’s influence industry, including former Trump officials and allies, has made big money helping companies get exemptions from tariffs — sometimes by undercutting small business owners like Mike Elrod.
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Leaked Audio of Payday Loan Executive Bragging About White House Access Reveals 'Quid Pro Quo'

Leaked Audio of Payday Loan Executive Bragging About White House Access Reveals 'Quid Pro Quo'
"The president pledged to drain the swamp, instead it appears he's catering to the alligators."
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Global Millionaires—Just 0.9% of Population—Now Own Nearly Half of World's $361 Trillion in Wealth

Global Millionaires—Just 0.9% of Population—Now Own Nearly Half of World's $361 Trillion in Wealth
The bottom 56 percent of the population owns just 1.8 percent of the world's wealth
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