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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White In tough times such as these, it can be comforting to slip into nostalgia and fantasy, which has got me thinking about Congress in late 1999. Lawmakers were falling all over themselves praising the passage of the landmark Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, which effectively repealed much of the Glass-Steagall regulations [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT by Meg White Sen. Bernie Sanders is no stranger to outrage. That may be why we like him so much. Yesterday, the independent senator from Vermont tore into Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke, who was testifying before the Senate Budget Committee, for not revealing the names of banks who took out [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White There are a lot of convincing economists out there calling for nationalizing the U.S. banking industry. Aside from my favorite economist, there’s this other Nobel prize-winning economist, this economics journalist, this former economist for J.P. Morgan and dozens more. And what about this professor of economics or these [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS by Meg White The standoff at Republic Windows & Doors finally ended last week. The Chicago company that said it couldn’t get the money from its bank to pay its fired workers had no more excuses, and members of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers (UE) Local 1110 left the [...]

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT by Meg White After a week of lawmakers working out the auto industry bailout, a Chicago company that makes things Americans actually want to buy tried to quietly go out of business, telling their employees they could forget their insurance and vacation pay. Refusing to let the company walk out on [...]

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PART FOUR OF A BUZZFLASH SERIES ON THE GOP ECONOMIC WAR AGAINST AMERICAN WORKING FAMILIES by Meg White Republicans like to paint themselves as champions of the free market, but only when it makes them money. After years of bad investments and wild spending, the government is asking Congress to give $700 billion of our [...]