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Shahien Nasiripour

Fed's Kocherlakota: Financial Reform Bill Can't End Bailouts Or 'Too Big To Fail' | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Despite declarations from President Obama, his top aides and Democratic leadership that the pending financial reform bill in the Senate will forever e...

A Tale of Two Cities: Washington and Brussels

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

Washington. Brussels. Do you think we could set up some kind of hotline between the two? Maybe the good guys in the two cities should be communicating with each other a little bit better.

Roy Sekoff on Education Protests: What Are Our Priorities?

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Huff TV

HuffPost Editor Roy Sekoff appeared on "The Ed Show" Thursday evening to weigh in on today's college protests against funding cuts. Sekoff argued t...

Arthur Delaney

Janitor Facing Eviction Cleans Up After CEO Whose Bank Bought Her House | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

At first, Minneapolis janitor Rosalina Gomez said she didn't realize she was cleaning up after the CEO of the bank that bought her foreclosed home in ...

Weekly Audit: The GOP Hates Jobs

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger Through inaction and timid legislative negotiations, Congress just keeps letting the U.S. sink deeper and dee...

Quit Fuming at the I.R.S.

Davis Sweet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Davis Sweet

Here's the deal: The I.R.S. is not the guy pricing the menu, it's just the waitress collecting the tab. The I.R.S. has not, will not, and cannot tax you. It carries out the charge of Congress and the president

Ryan Grim Evaluates Obama's Performance In The Spin War On MSNBC (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Is Obama losing the spin war? During a Sunday appearance on ABC's This Week, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell said that Democrats have been strugglin...

Bailout Strategy -- Rip Off the Little Guy?

Norb Vonnegut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Norb Vonnegut

Who needs TARP to bail out financial institutions? Your local supermarket carries a retail version at the checkout counter. We know the program as "gift cards."

Bonus Watch

Norb Vonnegut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Norb Vonnegut

Ordinarily, I don't care how much members of the brass make. Success is a beautiful thing, right? But with this round of Wall St. bonuses, the companies would not be standing without taxpayer-funded rescues.

Grayson Explains Capitalism To Banks (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"In capitalism, winners have to win and losers have to lose." Representative Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) laid out one of the most basic principles of capi...

Henry Paulson Defends Bailouts, Talks Economic Recovery In New Book "On The Brink" (VIDEO) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Henry Paulson, former Treasury Secretary and former CEO of Goldman Sachs, was on "Good Morning America" this morning to discuss his new book, "On the ...

Holden Caulfield on Banking

Norb Vonnegut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Norb Vonnegut

Do you get the sense that the banking reform melee is like one massive free-for-all where the combatants, all snarling and backbiting each another, will stymie true and productive reform and turn it "phony?"

How to Live on $0 a Day: Finding Job Opportunities in a Trickle-Down Economy

Lesley Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lesley Stern

Are you one of the many Americans despairing that the trillions in taxpayer dollars spent stabilizing the economy still hasn't translated into job creation? Be patient, grasshopper, work will come.

Video for Bernanke and the Wall Street Versus Main Street Litmus Test

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

The Bernanke vote is different. It is not about Republican and Democrat. It is a vote on whether a senator is listening to Wall Street or Main Street.

Bernanke: The Main Street Versus Wall Street Litmus Test

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

The vote on Bernanke is a litmus test. Senators have a chance to show us whether they will continue to suck up to Wall Street or whether to find someone who is listening to the voice of Main Street.

Jim Wallis Talks Wall Street Ethics, Move Your Money On 'The Tavis Smiley Show'

The Tavis Smiley Show | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Tavis: Always pleased to welcome Jim Wallis to this program. The president and editor-in-chief of "Sojourners" is also a best-selling author whose lat...

FCIC Set To Question Bank CEOs In Search For 'Accountablility' In Financial Crisis

NPR | John Ydstie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Top executives from four of the biggest banks that got federal bailouts are likely to face tough questions Wednesday from a commission charged by Cong...

Obama: I Didn't Run For Office To Help 'Fat Cat Bankers'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama takes aim at "fat cat bankers" and their aggressive lobbying efforts to defeat financial reform in an upcoming 60 Minutes interview se...

Of Billionaires, Bailouts and Bonuses

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

Let's weigh the pros and cons of the record bonuses going to Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase and Morgan Stanley (and many others) during the worst economic crash since 1929.

The American Bankers Association's 15 Minutes of Fame in Chicago

Dean Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

Like termites, the American Bankers Association does most of its damage in the dark. But the ABA is getting a brief period in the limelight this week as a result of the Showdown in Chicago.

Does Citigroup Need China?

Dean Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

The decision by China to stop buying U.S. government debt may not harm the economy's recovery, but it could be devastating to the recovery efforts at Citigroup.

Arthur Delaney

Debtors' Revolt: Former Bank Of America Employee Boards The Bandwagon (VIDEO) | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A former Bank of America employee has joined the fledgling "debtors' revolt" movement. "I was an assistant branch manager for Bank of America for two...

Friday Talking Points [107] -- What A Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Much of the frenzied activity took place this week behind closed doors (and most decidedly not on C-SPAN), as health care reform entered its final negotiating phase.

Happiness in the Post-Shopping Economy

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

My late mother used shopping as a hobby. If she were still alive, I wonder if she would be looking for something else to occupy her time. It seems many Americans are.

2009 Holiday Movie: It's Not A Wonderful Life

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

I am working with BanksterUSA and the Real Economy Project to help get financial regulations passed. Please take a minute to watch this video.