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Here Is The Richest Person In Each State

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 07.31.2014 | Business

Looking to borrow some money? We've found you the best person to go to in each state. The interactive map below from the real estate blog Movoto sh...

How Walmart's Bosses Get Rich Off Welfare Abuse

Carl Gibson | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Carl Gibson

Forget about the guy at the grocery store using food stamps to buy lobster. Walmart, the world's largest retail company, is even more dependent on government welfare so it can make jaw-droppingly obscene profits.

Walmart's Founding Family Could Literally Buy Every Home In Seattle

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 06.06.2014 | Business

Walmart’s founding family could afford to buy every home in Seattle. Literally. The Walton family's combined wealth of $154.8 billion is enough t...

Web Extra: Public Schools for Sale?

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

In this video, Diane Ravitch and I talk about the problem with charter schools being run by billionaires, celebrities and individuals with no experience in education; the fact that taxpayers are increasingly funding religious schools and why hedge-fund managers see education as an emerging market.

The Truth Behind Walmart's Green Claims

Stacy Mitchell | Posted 06.01.2014 | Green
Stacy Mitchell

Walmart wants to be seen as leader on the environment, even though it refuses to invest in sustainability beyond what pure profit-maximizing would entail.

American Workers: From Bounty to Bleakness

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

This Thanksgiving will be very different for too many American workers. They won't share in the bounty they helped create.

The 10 Richest Divorcés In The U.S.

Posted 09.17.2013 | Divorce

This week, Forbes magazine released their annual list, of the 400 richest people in America, and we couldn't help but notice that it was chock full of...

Supersize Those Wages, McDonald's

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 10.12.2013 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Last month, McDonald's gave its workers a little gift -- a budget purporting to show how to survive on the starvation wages the burger behemoth pays. The bizarre financial plan made millionaire McDonald's CEO Don Thompson look like a real clown.

PHOTOS: A Vintage Look Inside The Walmart Family's House

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 07.09.2013 | HuffPost Home

Even back then, it wasn't quite what we expected from a family with a vast fortune.

Walmart PAC's Political Spending Revealed

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 06.18.2013 | Business

Walmart's PAC and the heirs to the company's fortune are spending millions to influence the political process -- and their money is often going to boo...

Minimum Wage Raise Essential to Fix Our Economy

Dave Johnson | Posted 06.19.2013 | Business
Dave Johnson

It is the nature of our current economic system that things will concentrate into fewer and fewer hands. When you let the ones with more money win the game and set the rules it is inevitable that they will increasingly set the rules to they always win the game.

Inheritance Taxes Need to Be Raised Substantially

Allan Brawley | Posted 02.09.2013 | Money
Allan Brawley

It is noteworthy that neither the Democrats nor the Republicans are proposing increases in the estate tax. As always, the latter are putting forth their usual lame arguments for lowering or eliminating it.

The Super-Rich Are Panicking Over The Fiscal Cliff

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.20.2012 | Business

Now Arriving By Email: If you'd like this newsletter delivered daily to your email inbox, then please just feed your email address to the thin box ove...

Walmart's Small Strategy Could Kill Your Business

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 12.10.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. gave investors what they were looking for: a promise that it will keep delivering strong results even as it becomes m...

Shopping for Your Hate: Election 2012

David Beem | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics
David Beem

The part of the class warfare crisis that should alarm us all is the sure knowledge of what happens when you corner a desperate person who only wants to live.

Walmart: 50 Years of Gutting America's Middle Class

Stacy Mitchell | Posted 09.04.2012 | Business
Stacy Mitchell

While the big-box business model Sam Walton pioneered half a century ago has been great for Walmart, it hasn't been so great for the U.S. economy.

Walmart Chairman: 'Acting With Integrity Is Not A Negotiable Part Of Our Business'

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 08.01.2012 | Business

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. CEO Mike Duke said Friday that the retailer is committed to integrity in the wake of recent bribery al...

California School Board Blocks Parent Takeover Bid

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2012 | Education

By Troy Anderson ADELANTO, Calif., March 28 (Reuters) - A group of activist parents in this impoverished community were thwarted again...

Hostile Takeover: Parents Seek Control Of Failing School In High-Stakes U.S. Education Reform

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2012 | Education

(Corrects information about the founding of Parent Revolution, adds that union backed anti-trigger activist in Florida, clarifies proposed structure...

Another Shocking Fact About the Walmart Heirs

Stacy Mitchell | Posted 02.08.2012 | Business
Stacy Mitchell

The six Waltons, heirs to Walmart founder Sam Walton, not only have a net worth equal to the combined wealth of the bottom 30 percent of Americans, but they also own and control nearly half of Walmart, the world's largest corporation. That's an astounding fact.

Six Walmart Heirs Worth Same Amount As Almost A Third Of Americans

Posted 12.09.2011 | Business

The Occupy Wall Street movement has brought increased focus on the disparity between the top one percent of earners and everyone else in the United St...

Wal-Mart Heiress Stands Firm As Art Museum Set To Open

Posted 01.07.2012 | Arts

At this point, Alice Walton knows how to brush off the critics. After unveiling plans for the new Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in her hometo...

Dukes Puts 'Em Up Again

Martha Burk | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business
Martha Burk

Remember Dukes v. Walmart, the case that the Supreme Court threw out because the company claimed it was too big to be sued for sex discrimination. Well, like Freddy Krueger every Halloween, it's ba-a-a-ck.

School Choice Advocates Hope To Build On Gains

| Bill Lueders | Posted 11.25.2011 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. This is the third of a three-part series by Bill Lueders exam...

How The Walmart Family Heirs And Others Are Changing The Face Of Education

| Bill Lueders | Posted 11.20.2011 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. This is the first of a three-part series by Bill Lueders exam...