September 29, 2008 -
After years of decline, the number of U.S. coal miners suffering from dreaded black lung disease appears to be rising again -- and the increase seems to be especially dramatic in southern Appalachia, the Times West Virginian reports:
September 26, 2008 -
Confused about the financial meltdown and Wall Street bailout? We asked economist Dr. Robert Pollin for his take on the situation. Dr. Pollin is a widely-respected professor of economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
September 25, 2008 -
A nationwide mobilization will launch this weekend to address America's deepening environmental and economic crises. Green Jobs Now, a national day of action set for Saturday, Sept.
September 23, 2008 -
In the wake of the Wall Street meltdown, there seems to be a growing consensus that the free-rolling days of financial deregulation are a big part of the problem. Even Sen. John McCain is now calling for more regulation.
August 15, 2008 -
There's been a barrage of bad news on the economic front this week, with inflation growing at the fastest rate in 17 years, average weekly wages posting the the biggest year-over-year decline since November 1990, and the number of people receiving unemployment benefits at the highest level in almost five years.