Economy

Warnings of 'Unconstitutional' Assault on Social Security as Trump Threatens Unilateral Suspension of Payroll Tax

Warnings of 'Unconstitutional' Assault on Social Security as Trump Threatens Unilateral Suspension of Payroll Tax
"Donald Trump is so desperate to defund Social Security, he may rip the Constitution to shreds to make it happen."
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Is Your Retirement Fund Invested In Right-Wing Propaganda?

Is Your Retirement Fund Invested In Right-Wing Propaganda?
A number of mutual funds hold hundreds of millions of dollars of stock in Sinclair Broadcasting.
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They Sued Thousands of Borrowers During the Pandemic — Until ProPublica Started Asking Questions

They Sued Thousands of Borrowers During the Pandemic — Until ProPublica Started Asking Questions
Months into the pandemic, a lender that markets to Latino immigrants continued to sue borrowers after they lost jobs and missed payments. But they reversed course when we started asking questions.
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Trump Labor Dept. Quietly Offers Up 401k Plans to Private Equity Vultures

Trump Labor Dept. Quietly Offers Up 401k Plans to Private Equity Vultures
"Private equity firms will now be allowed to access—and skim fees off of—the $9 trillion in 100 million workers' 401(k) plans and IRAs."
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GOP 'Plot to Gut Social Security Behind Closed Doors' Gains Steam in Senate

GOP 'Plot to Gut Social Security Behind Closed Doors' Gains Steam in Senate
"With seniors most at risk from Covid-19, we need to be increasing Social Security's modest benefits, not creating secret commissions to cut them."
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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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