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Is it Time to Forgive Wall Street?

Monika Mitchell | Posted 08.07.2012 | Business
Monika Mitchell

"To err is human; to forgive, divine," goes the saying. That sums up the four-year conflict and conundrum between Wall Street and Main Street. We can't forget and we don't want to forgive.

On Main Street, Resilience

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 06.06.2012 | Small Business

Four out of 10 small-business owners are reporting positive business conditions, nearly doubling since 2010, according to a new survey by Citibank. ...

Who Represents Small Business Matters

J. Kelly Conklin | Posted 07.30.2012 | Small Business
J. Kelly Conklin

While we may not all share the same political ideology, we all do have one thing in common: every day we get up, leave home and head to our respective enterprises. That is how we survive and hopefully prosper.

Romney Economics: Cheat Main Street

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.28.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Bain's handling of Ampad illustrates how the rich extract money from these deals and leave behind wounded workers and Main Street shops.

'I Am Going To Burn Home Depot To The Motherf***ing Ground'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.29.2012 | Business

It may be National Small Business Week, but lighting fires in a big box retailer to express support for a local shop owner seems a bit extreme. Ran...

Forecast On Main Street: Clear Skies

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 05.24.2012 | Small Business

Citing increased liquidity and plans for expansion, small businesses started 2012 off on the right foot, according to a quarterly index from Capital O...

JPMorgan Loss, Facebook IPO Debacle Combine To Erode Confidence In Wall St.

AP | PALLAVI GOGOI | Posted 07.23.2012 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street appears bent on convincing Main Street that the game is rigged. Investor anger is mounting over the initi...

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!

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.