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California renters hit hard by foreclosures fight back

More than one million California renters have been hit hard by the foreclosure epidemic since the mortgage crisis began in 2007.

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Protesters tell Goldman Sachs: Stop immoral “swap”

Oakland residents gathered to support the demand that the giant end a 14-year-old interest rate swap that has cost the city millions.

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Oakland City Council declares independence from Goldman Sachs

Oakland's City Council took a historic step toward independence from Wall St. giant Goldman Sachs.

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Calif. legislature passes far-reaching homeowner safeguards

With the legislature's passage July 2 of a far-reaching Homeowner's Bill of Rights, California is moving to lead the country in the fight against foreclosure abuse.

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Progressives say stakes in 2012 'higher than ever'

With over 80 progressive organizations participating, the ninth annual conference of the Campaign for America's Future opened in Washington under the banner of "Take Back the American Dream."

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Foreclosed homeowner stands his ground on his own porch

Lamont Newsome stands his ground at a battle post he and his loyal canine partner have maintained every day for a year and three months now - his front porch.

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Reforming Wall Street is a job for the American people

One has to ask if Wall Street has learned anything at all. But then again: why would they?

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Chase execs can't help losing $20 billion

Chase spent $10 million lobbying this year to weaken regulations that would have prevented the $20 billion debacle. The loss underlines the need, of course, for stronger financial regulations

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Protesters to Wells Fargo: Make mortgages affordable!

Though they didn't shut the meeting down, their shouts and chants wafted all the way up to the 15th floor meeting room.

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Protesters charge Bank of America received $1.9 billion tax refund

St. Louis protesters against tax dodgers say Bank of America made $4.4 billion in profits last year and paid no taxes -- they got a $1.9 billion refund!

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