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Booming Silicon Valley economy hides rising social inequality

While fueling a new source of profits for Wall Street, working families are not enjoying the benefits of California's Silicon Valley economic resurgence.


Court strikes down anti-immigrant housing law in Texas

Beginning in 2006, the city of Farmers Branch, Texas, passed a series of housing ordinances designed to prevent undocumented immigrants from being able to rent apartments or homes.


Massive twister ravages Oklahoma town

The people of Moore cannot be expected to merely pick up where they left off; rebuilding and recovering will cost money that few of them are likely to have in this largely working-class community.

New York public housing residents protest increased fees

Matthew Hendricks, a resident of the Lower East Side's Smith Houses, described NYCHA subcontractors as "incompetent" and typical of "indifference to residents of public housing."


New York tenants rise up to tackle housing crisis

In a packed union hall, tenants from the five boroughs vowed to tackle tough housing issues including the power of landlords, developers and big banks they say is squeezing New Yorkers.


New York City elections hold promise of change

During the last 20 years of the Giuliani and then Bloomberg administrations, the living standards of the 99 percent have steadily declined, while the wealth of the 1 percent has risen.


Under pressure GOP dumps “poison pills” from Sandy aid

The Republican-run House Rules Committee decided not to invite more confrontations over GOP reluctance to aid the millions of victims of Hurricane Sandy.


Could you survive on $2 a day?

Nearly 1.4 million American households live on that much per person.


Insurance companies getting FEMA to pay their post-Sandy bills

Anger is growing in Brooklyn as thousands in the New York area are told by their insurance companies that they're not covered for damages resulting from Hurricane Sandy.


$27 million granted to hire New York's unemployed for Sandy relief

There were protests to demand power be restored and for more help with the clean up. This situation to too big and too costly for private, profit-making companies to handle.

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