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Christie's crony capitalism

Crony capitalism is alive and well in New Jersey. What would the whole country look like if run by these supporters of the one percent?

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Demonstrations mark third year of no minimum wage hike

Workers are rallying, picketing and marching all over the country today, the day that marks three years since there has been no increase in the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

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Pigeon abuse is a multi-million-dollar enterprise

The animal rights group presented law enforcement organaizations including the FBI with a book's worth of evidence.

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Payday lending makes banks big profits

In their constant quest for ever-larger profits, at least five of the nation's leading banks have entered the sleazy, unscrupulous, and usurious field of payday lending.

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Police tear down New York's Occupy Wall Street camp

In the pre-dawn hours today helmeted and shield-carrying police tore down the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park here where protesters have hunkered down since September.

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Oakland demos spark call for nonviolence & end to repression

In the wake of the early morning police eviction of Occupy Oakland protesters from their encampments Oct. 25, confrontation between protesters and police came to a head in the early evening after protesters regrouped at the city's main library to march through the city.

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Occupy Wall Street protest spreads across the nation

Angry about Wall Street greed and rejecting lawmakers they say have been purchased by big corporations, the Occupy Wall Street movement is spreading rapidly across the nation.

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Followers of rapture evangelist lost millions

Followers of Harold Camping, a fringe evangelical radio minister, believed him when he said that the Rapture would begin May 21 but it  looks like they'll have to make those credit card payments after all.

Americans tire of "free market," says poll

Since the 2008 economic meltdown, Americans have changed the way they think about the free market economy and now, according to a new poll, are more skeptical of it than the people of even Communist Party-led China.

Video: Red school bus tour stops in New Haven

NEW HAVEN - Young people from as far south as Washington D.C. flocked to the New Haven People's Center over the weekend, the latest stop on the Red School Bus tour.

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