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Food safety watchdog says poultry guidelines don't go far enough

A new set of guidelines proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is a welcome development but does not take enough steps to reduce bacteria levels, a consumer advocates' group said.

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Movement to end corporate personhood grows

Overturning corporate personhood is a key legislative goal of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

Panel sees progress on holding corporate execs accountable

The "say-on-pay" movement, holding corporate executives financially accountable for their risky decisions, is making progress.

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Bank of America yields to consumer outrage over $5 fee

"It was a classic David-and-Goliath fight, fueled by the growing populist outrage against the nation's financial system."

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Jobs with Justice joins Chicago occupation (with video)

For the last eleven months, Chicago Jobs with Justice has protested at the State of Illinois building to dramatize the consistently bad unemployment report issued by the US Department of Labor.

Unions help Wall Street “occupiers” rock New York

Contingents of workers swelled the Occupy Wall Street crowds into the tens of thousands yesterday as they marched into Manhattan's Foley Square.

State probe of bank mortgage fraud heats up

In terms of foreclosures, 8 out of 10 hardest hit cities in the nation are in California. Harris said that in 11 months of talks, more than half-million homes had entered foreclosure in the state.

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Demanding economic reform, hundreds "occupy" Wall Street

More than 1,000 people, mostly young and college educated, came together Sept. 17 to occupy Wall Street.

White House looking to foreign companies to create U.S. jobs

Foreign direct investment is an important part of the U.S. economy. Close to six million workers are employed by foreign-owned businesses worth some $3.1 trillion, the White House Council of Economic Advisers reported.

In business survey Texas “reigns supreme” but California makes “hall of shame,” again

Texans: Your much-maligned Lone Star State has been vindicated once again by none other than Chief Executive magazine.

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