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JPMorgan's $2 Billion Loss and the Price You Are Paying for Gas at the Pump

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 07.11.2012 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The Fed's mandate needs a massive overhaul, and our government needs to refocus its priorities from bailing Wall Street out of the mess they have gotten all of us into, and focusing on how bailing Wall Street plays out on Main Street.

It's Springtime in America -- Can the Occupy Movement Reinvent Itself?

Russell C. Smith | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Russell C. Smith

The Occupy movement has been in hibernation mode for several months, but with warmer weather on the horizon, odds are it will become a fixture in every major city in America during this election year.

Wrecking Ball: Springsteen's Populist Vision of America

Russell C. Smith | Posted 07.01.2012 | Home
Russell C. Smith

Shuttered businesses and jobs shipped overseas are a cold reality for the people inhabiting Wrecking Ball.

Is Growth Stalling On Main Street?

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 04.24.2012 | Small Business

Recent surveys may have shown that business owners are generally feeling better about the economy, but they're not necessarily acting on that sentimen...

Alicia Ciccone

The Cash Mobs Are Coming! | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 03.26.2012 | Small Business

While flash mobs have become a well-known concept, a new kind of mob is trying to break into the mainstream -- Saturday, March 24, marks International...

Main Street or Wall Street? Why Not Both?

Kristie Arslan | Posted 05.08.2012 | Small Business
Kristie Arslan

If we're going to talk about tax reform, we need to be talking about reform across the board, not just for those who seem to command the most attention and action from Congress and the White House.

Obama and Joblessness: Re-Election Hangs in the Balance

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

How should progressives respond to the latest reported drop in the official unemployment rate?

How Obama Can Win Big

Brent Budowsky | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

While President Obama lifts his presidency to champion the cause of jobs that are made in the USA, his Republican opponents stake their plans for powe...

Armageddon: An Inside Look At The U.S. Financial Crisis [EXCERPT]

Monika Mitchell and Peter Ressler | Posted 12.12.2011 | Business

The following excerpt is from the newly released book: "Conversations with Wall Street: The Inside Story of the Financial Armageddon and How to Preven...

Why Occupy Needs to Work With the One-and-a-Half Percenters

Don McNay | Posted 01.28.2012 | Business
Don McNay

If Americans set up their lives so that we depend less on Wall Street and Washington, both entities will notice. We will be hitting them in the place where it hurts the most: their wallet.

Wall Street: Brush Up Your Melville

Carla Seaquist | Posted 01.23.2012 | Business
Carla Seaquist

The "monomaniac" pursuit of profit, taken to "demoniac" extremes (two words Melville uses repeatedly) is a killing pursuit that can take every last thing -- even the ship itself (read: the nation) -- down.

Giving Thanks For The Occupation, Election, Demonstrations

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Before the occupation movement began, country club conservatives had confined political discussion and concern to government deficits. No one acknowledged the unemployed, the impoverished or the foreclosed on -- except to condemn them. The occupations changed this.

Crash Tax: Wall Street Reparations

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

It's time for Wall Street to pay reparations for the financial collapse it caused. It's time for a crash tax, a tiny sales tax on Wall Street transactions, the revenues from which would pay for Main Street restoration.

My Latest Preoccupation

Marian Salzman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Marian Salzman

Ladies and gentlemen of the Preoccupied movement, allow me to redirect your attention to another location, because Wall Street is getting stale (word ...

Cities Can "Move Our Money" and "Keep it Local"

Jefferson Smith | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
Jefferson Smith

As thousands and thousands protest Wall Street and 99% of Americans face a challenging economy, many of us have been asking ourselves, "What locally can we do to help?"

No Poverty Of Spirit

Rev. Earl E. Johnson | Posted 01.02.2012 | Religion
Rev. Earl E. Johnson

What you do with the wealth matters. How you counsel the one percent makes a profound difference. And, relationships built upon common needs build bridges, even as bridges unmaintained may fall at any time.

Occupied America: Bridging the Divide

Annabel Park | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics
Annabel Park

How do we define ourselves as a nation and how do we fix what isn't working in America today? This is what has motivated so many Americans to occupy Wall Street and Main Street from coast to coast.

'Bail Out of America' or 'Bail Out America'?

Paul Heroux | Posted 12.26.2011 | Business
Paul Heroux

Republicans have been chanting that public investment "crowds out" private investment. They are missing a major lesson of Macroeconomics 101: public investment doesn't crowd out private investment in the short run; it does so in the long run.

10 Ways Zombies Became A $5 Billion Industry

24/7 Wall St. | JON C. OGG | Posted 12.25.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: Zombies may be the walking undead, but their contribution to Main Street's economy is very much alive. In modern times, the zombi...

9 Reasons the Cain Campaign is Done

Shawna Vercher | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics
Shawna Vercher

It has been an intense primary season, with a number of candidates rising to the top of media discussion only to fade just as quickly. Here are nine reasons why Herman Cain's campaign may also burn out.

When Main Street Occupies Wall Street

Kim Carter | Posted 12.20.2011 | Los Angeles
Kim Carter

Occupy Wall Street shows us that the middle class has been attacked, robbed of their ideal existence and experiencing a revolt much like that of the civil rights era.

At Least We Still Have the Kardashians -- The "Who Cares?" World Series

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 12.19.2011 | Media
Mark Goulston, M.D.

I think the problem is that fear and greed and star addiction have in common is that they are all adrenaline driven.

The 'Occupy Wall Street' Movement Should Help Get Homeless Off Main Street

Joel John Roberts | Posted 12.19.2011 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

I drove by the park next to the City Hall in my home town one early evening when I saw a scattering of tents and a group of people camped out on publi...

Occupy Your Own Backyard

Stephen Gyllenhaal | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Stephen Gyllenhaal

Marching and protesting only get you so far and we still have a democracy on the books here, so why not use it? Really use it? Why not take a deep breath and... run for office this election cycle.

Baby Boomer's Method to Occupy Wall Street

Don McNay | Posted 12.07.2011 | Fifty
Don McNay

If I were 22 instead of 52, I'd probably be out on the streets. Instead, like most baby boomers, I'm watching the revolution on television. And supporting the protesters in a middle-aged way.