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Missourians push to cap payday loan interest rates

Payday loan companies can charge up to 1,950 percent interest; Missouri voters may be able to change that in November.

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GOP blocks consumer head in attempt to kill new board

"Let's be clear - this isn't about the overwhelmingly qualified Richard Cordray, this is about the Republicans doing the banks bidding by standing with them against the 99 percent."

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Workers United convention rallies in solidarity with Occupy Chicago

Saying that it is "time to take our country back and we will, "over 200 delegates to the Midwest Regional Joint Board Convention of Workers United declared their solidarity with Occupy Chicago on Oct. 26.

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Wall Street bullish on Karl Rove

A small circle of Wall Street moguls and other super-rich donors played a key role in last week's elections, contributing heavily and anonymously to Karl Rove's election front group.

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Blackstone billionaire compares Obama to Hitler on taxes

Wall Street is up in arms over Obama administration proposals to make banks pay a greater share of taxes, and one billionaire compared Obama to Hitler, saying, "It's war."

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Rally at Treasury: Goldman Sachs owes us $13 billion

"Young Turks" talk show host Cenk Uygur led protesters at the Treasury Department chanting: "Hey-hey, ho-ho, $13 billion's a lot of dough!" and "Goldman Sachs, we want it back!"

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Anger at Wall Street could force Republican retreat

Angry senators grilling Goldman Sachs executives on Capitol Hill  fueled a firestorm that could break the GOP's latest filibuster.

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President takes fight to Wall Street

In a speech yesterday at New York's Cooper Union college, President Obama, literally in the shadow of the center of world finance, declared that "the crisis was born of a failure of responsibility from Wall Street to Washington."

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Break up megabanks, progressives urge

Labor and progressives warn against the danger of moves on Capitol Hill to weaken finance reform.

Wall Street moves to crush $50 billion fund

The GOP's back room talks with Wall Street began to explode in the faces of Republican senators yesterday.

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