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On Monday, Quartz published an article by Devin Cohen titled, There is a Secret Ingredient in Your Burgers: Wood Pulp.
Dammit, Berkeley! America is getting more and more comfortable with legalizing marijuana, and then you had to turn around and Britta the whole thing! Via KCBS in San Francisco:
The minimum wage should be the easiest issue to understand for the economically savvy. If the government arbitrarily sets a floor for wages above that set by the market, jobs will be lost. Even the Congressional Budget Office admits that 500,000 jobs
Throughout California's desperately dry Central Valley, those with water to spare are cashing in.
Bruce Chen and Yordano Ventura apparently went out on Sunday night after arriving in Minneapolis.
Tax rates have varied over the years, and so has the number of Americans subject to taxation. In the end, my colleague estimated that it had consumed the productive capacity of some fifty million (50,000,000) innocent human lives.
Hillary Clinton claimed that, at the moment she and her husband were signing up for $18 million in book deals, that they were "dead broke."
The greatest problem we have is misinformation. People simply do not comprehend why and how the economic policies of the post-war era are imploding.
A stagnant economy has undoubtedly put a lot of financial stress on the middle class.
As both Iraq and Afghanistan meltdown after spending $4 trillion and losing thousands of lives, the Obama Administration wants to pour $500 million into training and equipping the Syrian rebels.
UNC law professor's holdings include $1.5M in real estate, and meanwhile he chastises Republicans for their 'unforgivable war on poor people'
With US equity markets hovering near record-er highs, we thought a quick summary of the state of the world's growing geopolitical risks would 'help' rationalize the BTFATH mentality.
Why wait for governments when the Free Market can fix the currency crisis itself? Dan Girolmo, a Karatbars Gold Director Elite joins Gary Franchi to roll out the worlds first private issue international Gold Money. Get your own Karatbar account right
35.3 per cent of American households spend more than 30 per cent of their income on rent, a proportion that is considered unaffordable
"Even though [those borrowers] could be considered subprime, they're still creditworthy," is the deja-vu all over again message from the Financial Services Roundtable, who proudly crow, they are "starting to see an environment where issuers are feeli
Ronald Ford Jr. has watched neighbors move away and brick houses on his family's block crumble to nothing, but he says he wants to stay put and give a chance to city leaders who now promise a renaissance.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is scheduled on Thursday to sign into law a measure raising the minimum wage to the highest of any U.S. state, $11 per hour, by 2017.
When the housing bubble burst in 2008 and brought much of the economy down with it, the more thoughtful analysts explained that government was hardly an innocent bystander.
The Clinton family is receiving nearly one million dollars in taxpayer money each year, according to the Congressional Research Service. Since leaving the White House, the former president has received almost 16 million dollars from the Federal g
First it was gold, now it is HFT - poor Barclays just can't get away with any market rigging crime these days.
"America is a marvelous idea, a unique idea, fantastic idea. I'm extremely pro-American. But America has ceased to exist," declares Doug Casey, an economist and author most recently of Right on the Money.
Kodak has been hit hard by the digital revolution – and so has its hometown Rochester, New York. Dave Stelfox meets the couple who captured the death of a company town
Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange Tuesday rose for the fifth session in a row amid the tension in Iraq.
The U.S. economy contracted at a much steeper pace than previously estimated in the first quarter, but there are indications that growth has since rebounded strongly.
While those in the financial industry who are forced to make profits by trading other people's money (note: never their own) enjoy CNBC for the comedic content and the endless barrage of humorous propaganda...
The US government and the Fed are completely out of ammo. They desperately need money to maintain their own power, and taxes are no longer enough. So in order to keep the Ponzi scheme going, the government has made
Hillary Clinton is not the only prominent, rich liberal who is having trouble articulating their vast concern for the poor and income inequality.
Is the lack of fear on Wall Street something to fear?
Businessman Steve Forbes is calling for an immediate return to the gold standard in theUnited States. The former presidential candidate has released a new book, called MONEY: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy—and What