Chronicling the 1 Percent’s War on America's Middle Class

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How do corporations avoid paying taxes?

For most Americans, Tax Day is one of the most agonizing days of the year. But many multi-billion dollar companies such as Citigroup and Verizon aren’t stressing at all. In fact, they’re finding legal...

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Protesters Disrupt Activist Investor Summit

Activist investors became targets themselves Monday when protesters briefly took over a conference focused on how to shake up companies. About 20 protesters interrupted a lunchtime panel discussion at the 13D Monitor Active-Passive Investor...

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Paul Krugman: Power and Paychecks

On Wednesday, McDonald’s — which has been facing demonstrations denouncing its low wages — announced that it would give workers a raise. The pay increase won’t, in itself, be a very big deal: the...

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GOP Targets America’s Students

Senate Republicans have acted to protect a few millionaires at the expense of millions of students by voting to block Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s student loan bill. Warren’s budget amendment would have allowed college students...

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Christie’s sweetheart deal with ExxonMobil?

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he wants to settle an $8.9 billion environmental lawsuit against ExxonMobil for just $250 million. That’s not even three cents on the dollar. Bradley Campbell, former commissioner of...