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Durbin: Debit Card Fees Could Help Smaller Banks, Businesses | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 12.04.2011 | Chicago

Following announcements late last week that Bank of America was planning to charge a $5 fee for debit card use, and that other banks were considering ...

Killing Your Own: The Truth About Oil Speculators

Leah McGrath Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leah McGrath Goodman

When it comes to oil trading, not to mention speculation in the stock and other financial markets, action has largely moved to the screen, which is ruled by speculators who remain, as ever, bloodthirsty.

We Haven't Learned From Ireland's Financial Crisis

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Put simply, by allowing our biggest banks to become even bigger -- and more leveraged -- the government is taking on a large contingent fiscal liabili...

Civic-Minded Plutocrats

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The economic meltdown that short-sighted "free market" policies brought upon us has now given the rich and powerful the opening to push their advantage more aggressively than ever.