October 15, 2008 -
President Bush's announcement that the government will spend $250 billion to buy shares in nine major banks -- in effect, partially nationalizing them -- has drawn a lot of hand-wringing among the nation's media and political class.
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.