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Police have started to clear protesters from New York’s Zuccotti Park on orders from city officials and the park’s owners. Protesters have been told they can return to the park once it has been cleaned but that they may not bring tents, tarps or sleeping bags with them.
If you think the outlook for employment is bright, think again. Robots are set to take efficiency to new levels. What will folks do with all that time on their hands?
In the Republican race for the presidential nomination, Newt Gingrich's support continues to slowly grow, and he is now tied with Mitt Romney for second place, while Herman Cain just edges both of them out for the top spot.
Suspense author Stephen King is scaring up money to help low-income residents in his home state of Maine after federal funding cuts for heating programs serving residents who are poor, disabled or elderly.
The allegations of sexual harassment that have dogged Herman Cain for a week have taken their toll on his presidential campaign, according to a poll by Reuters/Ipsos.
"This is probably the worst bank on the planet," a Yelp reviewer writes about the credit union near my apartment, which averages a mediocre three stars. But after reading more, I got a sense that not all credit unions are the same.
Tech start-ups, while officially unaffiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement, are nonetheless responding to the unmet needs of these protesters, individuals who feel abandoned by the current financial system.
Several thousand Occupy Wall Street demonstrators gathering in Oakland forced a halt to operations at the nation’s fifth busiest port Wednesday evening, escalating a movement whose tactics had largely been limited to marches, rallies and tent encampments since it began in September.
America’s politicians, it seems, have had their fill of democracy. Across the country, police, acting under orders from local officials, are breaking up protest encampments set up by supporters of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement – sometimes with shocking and utterly gratuitous violence.
The shocking news of a Greek debt referendum this week has prompted European leaders to hold an emergency meeting today ahead of the G20 summit in Cannes, France.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange lost his battle against extradition Wednesday when Britain’s High Court ruled that he should be sent to Sweden to face questioning over allegations of sexual misconduct.
Employment-to-population ratio has now plummeted back to the same levels it was at in the early 1970s. The result is massive unemployment and dead-in-the-water GDP growth.
by Brian Beutler
At the request of the Senate Finance Committee, the Congressional Budget Office has produced a report analyzing trends in the distribution of household income from 1979 until 2007 — just before the economy fell off a cliff.
Five years after the U.S. backed a disastrous Ethiopian invasion of Somalia, Washington is considering supporting another ill-conceived incursion into the war-torn East African nation — this one by neighboring Kenya.
Monastic students of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh visited Occupy Boston Friday afternoon to lead a walking meditation group to Copley Square, where the group met with the rest of the monastics for a meditation and sit-in.
by Joshua Farley
Gross National Product is a blunt tool that largely fails to take into account environmental and human well-being.
Aside from the nation of Bhutan, which strives to maximise Gross National Happiness, virtually all countries in the world single-mindedly pursue endless increases in Gross National Product (GNP)
AS PROTESTS against financial power sweep the world this week, science may have confirmed the protesters' worst fears. An analysis of the relationships between 43,000 transnational corporations has identified a relatively small group of companies, mainly banks, with disproportionate power over the global economy.