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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White National Public Radio’s economic show Marketplace is often host to conservative commentators arguing against consumer protection or elucidating the evils of Keynesian theory. But I’ve never heard them kowtow so low to Wall Street as they did Wednesday evening. In a commentary titled, “Don’t Subject Payday Lenders to Reform,” [...]

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BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW We’re headed for disaster. You’d have to be totally blind not to recognize that. So if we don’t change — if this crisis doesn’t force us to change — there will be more and more and more and more. And who knows what the ultimate outcome will be? If we continue to resist, [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Yesterday when I was downtown interviewing protesters at the Showdown in Chicago, which continues today, I asked Keith Scribner, president of UE local 1174, how the protests against the big banks were different from the healthcare protests earlier this year. He looked at me with this surprised expression and [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT by Meg White Though the stretch of South Wacker Drive is more Wall Street than it is Wild West, this week it is the scene of what is billed as a “Showdown in Chicago.” Monday morning, a large group of protesters crowded the block surrounding the downtown Chicago headquarters of Goldman Sachs. [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White As the U.S. stock market opened this week, investors were treated to plummeting prices due to poorly-performing regional banks. While the “too big to fail” banks are trying to decide how massive their bonus checks should be and how best to avoid new regulations from the federal government, the [...]

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BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White As the U.S. stock market opened this week, investors were treated to plummeting prices due to poorly-performing regional banks. While the “too big to fail” banks are trying to decide how massive their bonus checks should be and how best to avoid new regulations from the federal government, the [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White Remember how great it was when the results of the stress tests were announced early last month? After shuffling 19 of the nation’s largest bank holding companies through an imagined scenario of stagnant growth, falling real estate prices, and an average unemployment rate of 8.9 percent, 10 banks [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White If President Obama proposed removing a roadblock to success, one that would encourage kids to do better in grade school and one that promises to increase research opportunities and innovation on the same level as what happened in the 1960s, and at the same time save taxpayer money, [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White “To-day do I bake, to-morrow I brew, The day after that the queen’s child comes in; And oh! I am glad that nobody knew That the name I am called is Rumpelstiltskin!” — “Rumpelstiltskin” from Household Tales from the Grimm Brothers All this time I thought it was [...]