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Supporting Companies that Reward Customers and Workers, and Not Just Shareholders

Supporting Companies that Reward Customers and Workers, and Not Just Shareholders
In recent weeks, the managers, employees, and customers of a New England chain of supermarkets called “Market Basket” have joined together to oppose the board of director’s decision earlier in the year to oust the chain’s popular chief executive, Arthur T. Demoulas.
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Three Updated Charts to Email to Your Right-Wing Brother-In-Law

Three Updated Charts to Email to Your Right-Wing Brother-In-Law
Problem: Your right-wing brother-in-law is plugged into the FOX-Limbaugh lie machine, and keeps sending you emails about “Obama spending” and “Obama deficits” and how the “stimulus” just made things worse. Solution: Here are three “reality-based” charts to send to him. These charts show what actually happened.
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A 'War On Coal'? Or Is It Common Sense Reform?

A 'War On Coal'? Or Is It Common Sense Reform?
Alabama Power's parent company, Southern, will be relying less on coal and more on other resources, including renewables. The reason? Because it's simply cheaper. It hasn't stopped the demagogues from blaming Obama's fictional "War On Coal."
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'Huge Number' of Tax-Dodging Corporations Preparing to Expatriate

'Huge Number' of Tax-Dodging Corporations Preparing to Expatriate
Dozens of major U.S. corporations are preparing to jump ship in a mass wave of tax-dodging corporate expatriation, the Washington Post reported Wednesday.
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Boycott Proves to Be the Best Medicine: Walgreens Announces It Will Remain 'American'

Boycott Proves to Be the Best Medicine: Walgreens Announces It Will Remain 'American'
Walgreen corporate executives have decided that a "corporate inversion," a loophole that allows an American company to purchase a stake in a foreign company and then avoid paying U.S. taxes, "is not in the best long-term interest of stockholders." Good plan.
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Don’t Be Fooled: Banks Still Too Big to Fail

Don’t Be Fooled: Banks Still Too Big to Fail
Analyzing a government report is like eating and digesting a meal — better to take it slowly than gobble quickly and suffer the possible consequences.
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More Proof Conservative Economics Is Holding Us Back

More Proof Conservative Economics Is Holding Us Back
The New York Times’ Neil Irwin identified the five sectors of the economy that are serving as a drag on growth. As it turns out, his conclusions about the reasons the economy “keeps underperforming” tie directly to what we’ve been saying about conservatives sabotaging the economy through austerity economics.
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More Seeking Unemployment Aid, Yet Job Numbers On the Up

More Seeking Unemployment Aid, Yet Job Numbers On the Up
More people applied for unemployment benefits last week, but the overall job numbers are looking good, with the unemployment rate falling to 6.1% – the lowest since September 2008.
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Paul Ryan Poor-Shames Better Than Most, With a Twinkle and a Budget

Paul Ryan Poor-Shames Better Than Most, With a Twinkle and a Budget
Paul Ryan's plan is to basically shame the poor. Let's take a look into the bizarre paternalism of Paul Ryan’s poverty plan, one he disguises as a change to block grants. One that goes against the very mechanism that has made safety nets in this country matter for nearly a century.
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Don’t Panic! We Can Expand Social Security and Medicare

Don’t Panic! We Can Expand Social Security and Medicare
Actuarial science is the art of prediction. And speaking of predictions, here’s one that hasn’t been wrong yet: No matter what new data emerges about Social Security and Medicare, the well-funded opponents of those two worthy programs will always insist that we’re on the brink of catastrophe – unless something is done right now to slash their benefits.
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