Economy

India: Obama Speaks to Students - Full Speech at Siri Fort

India: Obama Speaks to Students - Full Speech at Siri Fort
In New Delhi, India, President Obama addresses a gathering of about 2,000 students at the Siri Fort auditorium.
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Wall Street Dems Himes and Esty join GOP to weaken Dodd-Frank

When it comes to protecting Wall Street at the expense of the middle class, it's no shock that Corporate Democrat Jim Himes and Republican-Light Elizabeth Esty, voted to throw the working class under the bus.
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The Doomed Right To Work Dodge

Proponents of local right to work ordinances claim polls show most Kentuckians are pro-right to work.
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Another Wall Street Appointee On The Way

Another Wall Street Appointee On The Way
Another Wall Street Appointee On The Way
Via Ring of Fire: http://www.youtube.com/golefttv
President Obama has presented his nominee for Treasury Secretary, and as expected, we’ve been giv
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Action Alert!!! Call Senators Graham and Scott NOW!

Congratulations to five of our 7 U.S. House members for opposing the government-funding bill that barely passed the House late yesterday.  They were Jeff Duncan, Trey Gowdy, Mick Mulvaney, Tom Rice and Mark Sanford.
Buried in the 1600+ page bill is a provision to once again put the American taxpayer on the hook for bailing out big banks that gamble with their depositors’ money.
It is exactly this kind of big-bank bad behavior that led to the Great Recession and then the 2010 passage of the Dodd-Frank Act that made the greedy big banks move their risky betting out of
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Obama: Economy's Better, but Most Families Aren't Making More

Obama: Economy's Better, but Most Families Aren't Making More
President Obama highlights the good news in Friday's jobs report; that American businesses added 314,000 new jobs this quarter - but there is still much more to be done.
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Walmart: The Waltons Get the Goldmine, the Workers Get the Shaft

Walmart: The Waltons Get the Goldmine, the Workers Get the Shaft
Gosh, time flies when it’s pushed along by a jet stream of greed. It seems like only yesterday that Wal-Mart announced, with much self-congratulatory fanfare, that the super-rich retailing colossus wasn’t a scrooge after all.
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Back to the No Future: Wealth Bottoms Out to 1986 Levels for 90% of Americans

Back to the No Future: Wealth Bottoms Out to 1986 Levels for 90% of Americans
Just in case you need a reminder of how lopsided the economy has become, a new paper from economists at the London School of Economics and the University of California at Berkeley shows the bottom 90 percent of American families are no wealthier than they were in 1986. While the top one percent have seen their share of wealth steadily grow, the vast majority of Americans are making due with less.
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Senior Regulator Says Bank CEOs Meant Well. Documents Say Otherwise.

Senior Regulator Says Bank CEOs Meant Well. Documents Say Otherwise.
The head of one of Wall Street’s most important regulatory agencies argued recently that big-bank CEOs never intended to break the law or engage in foreclosure fraud. Instead, Thomas Curry of the Office of Comptroller of the Currency tells us they weren’t cautious enough.
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You've Paid For It: MN Rep Reminds Voters Social Security Is Not an 'Entitlement'

You've Paid For It: MN Rep Reminds Voters Social Security Is Not an 'Entitlement'
Rep. Rick Nolan explains that social security and medicare are not "entitlements", but something you've paid for. He says his Republican opponent Stewart Mills will consider cutting social security, an option Nolan says is "off the table" for him.
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