Mike Elk, of In These Times, attempted to ask Honeywell CEO David Cote a question, at a Capitol Hill event. Watch what happens.
Before Greece, before Spain, before Germany, France, or even Britain there was Ireland.
Ruby Brown of Minneapolis says that for the past four years, she has been "struggling to keep Bank of America from taking my home," trying to convince the bank to reset the principal on her mortgage to its current market value.
Ever see a construction worker hanging off a bridge while making essential repairs and wonder what it takes to do a job like that?
Last fall, we pondered whether Apple could start building iPads and iPhones in the U.S. Our conclusion was, YES, Apple could indeed start assembling products in the U.S. Some key points:
Are you wondering where your tax dollars are going? Then take a look at the $642.5 billion stuffed into the National Defense Authorization Act, which the House of Representatives recently approved.
On a recent Meet the Press face-off between Democrats and Republicans, a politician claimed we urgently need to cut government spending.
Many are wondering if making Wisconsin a "Right to Work" state is next on Governor Scott Walker's agenda if he wins the recall election on June 5.
Democracy properly applied brings widespread prosperity because when people have a say what they say is give everyone good wages, benefits and a share of the pie.
I wrote a bit about the Chris Hayes flap over a Mother Jones earlier. I think he was perfectly respectful and thoughtful as always and that his point was well taken. But his apology opened up a new topic that I think is worth exploring:
When I read about the recent polls indicating a huge shift among African-Americans towards supporting same-sex marriage — a Public Policy Polling survey showing that 57% of African Americans s
Originally published at Capital Gains and Games.
By the time you read this, we should be at the 25th hour of what is, even though it shouldn't be, one of those 24-hour stories, namely Chris Hayes' comment about our country's casual use of the word "hero" for all of our military personnel and the knee-jerk right-wing blowback.
There's a lot we don't know about the deal between Sen. Mike Lee, Tea Party Republican of Utah, and America's largest bank. But we already know something's very, very wrong:
The ink’s barely dry on the historic settlement of “robo-signing” and other abusive foreclosure practices by five big banks.
Mitt Romney made a boatload of money for himself and his fellow fat cats. No doubt about it. Billions. But he made it the way Americans hate most – Wall Street style wheeling and dealing.
Two years ago, the corporate-backed Tea Party didn’t just win an election.
A perfectly respectable business panel is urging corporate boards to ditch the ridiculous rationalizations for CEO pay excess and narrow the gargantuan corporate pay gap. Step one: end CEO stock options.
This spring the spirit of the Occupy Wall Street movement arrived at corporate shareholder meetings, with the 99% Power coalition demanding decent corporate governance that serves the interests of We, the People rather than just a few people.
The Mitt Romney campaign is airing an ad promising that on his first day in office Romney would "stand up to China" and demand "they play by the rules.
Yesterday the EPA released a new rule setting greenhouse gas emission limits on new power plants, which are strict enough to
In this week's round in the nation's presidential contest, education got tossed into the ring and slapped around by the opposing candidates and their spokespeople. Who won the round is anyone's guess, but poor education got mauled in the process and tossed into the spit bucket.
The gauntlet has been thrown down in the tax fairness fight. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor earlier today announced that House Republicans will schedule a vote before the August recess on making the Bush tax cuts permanent for everyone, including the rich and super-rich.
Earlier this week, I tried to explain what the Bain debate is really about.
More and more people are calling for Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, to resign from the Board of the New York Federal Reserve.
This week, Mitt Romney made the bold prediction that in four years, his policies would reduce the unemployment rate … to the level economists project it will be if we don’t do anything: 6%.
Thursday's reports that unemployment claims are edging downward take on a slightly different cast after reading a complaint filed with the Labor Department detailing how a new Florida law is hindering unemploy
Melissa Harris-Perry will be a featured speaker at the Take Back the American Dream conference, convening June 18 to 20 in Washington, DC, as part of the plenary session, "2012 and Beyond: Victory Necessary, Not Sufficient." The following is an excerpt of an article
At today's Amazon shareholder meeting in Seattle the company announced that it is dropping support for ALEC, while fudging questions about its taxes and voting down proposals to report its efforts to address climate change and to disclose its political spending.
This strange political season gets stranger by the day.
One thing about Ayn Rand's influence is that, for the most part, it tends to wane as people grow up and wise up. But until they do, they tend to be insufferably single minded and painfully aggressive about it. So, does this seem like a good idea?
I have "Build Me Up Buttercup" stuck in my head and I think I figured it out. President Obama is coming to Redwood City today (and I am fleeing, heading to Seattle to cover tomorrow's Amazon shareholder meeting.) Look at the marquee at the downtown Fox Theater:
Van Jones will be a featured speaker at the Take Back the American Dream conference, convening June 18 to 20 in Washington, DC.
I attended a lunch gathering with economist and NY Times columnist Paul Krugman, who is speaking today in San Francisco about his new book. Paul Krugman will also be speaking at the Take Back The American Dream 2012 conference that takes place June 18-20 in Washington, DC.
Jeffrey Rosen will be a featured speaker at the Take Back the American Dream conference, convening June 18 to 20 in Washington, DC, as part of the panel "The Supreme Court & Constitutional Policy for Progressives." The following is an excerpt from an article
I wanted to wait a few days before commenting on Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s spontaneous criticism of Barack Obama for picking on Mitt Romney's experience at Bain Capital. Booker doesn’t know much of anything about private equity, but many financial services donors have his ear.
This can't possibly be right.
Three of Wall Street biggest and best-known financial institutions handled the Facebook IPO, so why were people immediately suspicious when the stock soared and then promptly tanked? Easy answer: Because three of Wall Street biggest and best-known financial institutions handled the Facebook IPO.
A number of groups representing American manufacturing companies and industries have asked the Obama administration for clear language that bans currency manipulation to be included in any new trade bills.
Originally published at Capital Gains and Games.