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Most new jobs are low wage, report shows

There are nearly two million fewer jobs in mid- and higher-wage industries than there were before the recession took hold, while there are 1.85 million more jobs in lower-wage industries.

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Marxist economist Richard Wolff draws overflow crowds

They flocked to hear the unapologetically self-avowed "Marxian economist" who has long toiled in the obscurity of academia and left circles.

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.

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Heartbreak at Bank of America

Bank of America got a Valentine's Day surprise with a picket line protesting the bank's receiving "unrequited love" in the form of tax breaks from the community.

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In tea party town would fire fighters watch as houses burn?

Last week the nation saw a preview of life in an America as envisioned by ultra-right tea party types - a country where everything will be "privatized," more frightening than anything the cinema has to offer.

The federal deficit: The bar tab will have to be paid

The Congressional Budget Office announcement of a nearly $10 trillion price tag on government borrowing for the next decade has sent a shiver down the spine of the most committed liberals.