BY Adam Price | San Jose, CA | 2/28/08
Feel like it is costing you an arm and a leg when you go food shopping?
BY Kim DeFranco | | 2/13/08
The Welfare Rights Committee, Minnesota Welfare Rights Coalition and supporters gathered in front of the Capitol here, Feb.12 to unfurl a banner too large to hold, cascading down the steps reading, “Tax the Rich! Stop the cuts to poor and working people.
BY Adam Price | San Jose, CA | 2/03/08
On Friday, Feb. 1, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that the economy lost 18,000 jobs in January, the first decline in more than four years.
BY Adam Price | San Jose, CA | 1/11/08
New economic data released in early January 2008 showed that the U.S. economy was on the edge of a recession in December. On Jan. 2, the Institute for Supply Management reported that the manufacturing sector shrank in December.
BY National Democratic Front of the Philippines | Philippines | 1/01/08
Prof. Jose Maria Sison, chief political consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, declared today his expectations of worse economic conditions in the Philippines in 2008.
BY Adam Price | San Jose, CA | 12/16/07
On Dec. 6, the Mortgage Bankers Association of America reported that home foreclosures and late mortgages rose to record highs in the July to September period.
BY Staff | St. Paul, MN | 12/02/07
Members of the Twin Cities based Welfare Rights Committee picketed at the governors mansion, Nov. 20 to, “put Governor Pawlenty on notice that, in the 2008 legislative session, we will fight his every attempt to take poor families’ money.”
BY Adam Price | San Jose, CA | 11/27/07
In October, soaring energy prices pushed the official Consumer Price Index 3.5% higher than the year before. At the same time the labor market is weaker, with the official unemployment rate at 4.7%, up slightly from the second quarter (April to June), while claims for unemployment benefits have continued to rise.
BY Adam Price | San Jose, CA | 9/25/07
On Sept. 18 the Federal Reserve cut two key short-term interest rates for bank loans by one-half a percentage point.
BY Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle | Chicago, IL | 9/08/07
Tenants and supporters linked hands and held signs saying “Urban renewal = black removal” and “I live in Grove Parc, I want to stay, not gonna go no way!” as passing cars honked and cheered the demonstrators on.