Dean Baker

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Bernie Sanders has promised to break up the country’s biggest financial institutions during his first year in office.

Can Bernie Sanders Break Up the Big Banks?

Bernie Sanders has promised to break up the country’s biggest financial institutions during his first year in office.

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Wall Street, the banks, business and organized labor are all waiting to see if Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates tomorrow.

The Federal Reserve, the Economy and You

Wall Street, the banks, business and organized labor are all waiting to see if Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates tomorrow.

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Public workers may not be getting the retirement pay they've traditionally been guaranteed by contracts, laws and state constitutions.

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Public workers may not be getting the retirement pay they've traditionally been guaranteed by contracts, laws and state constitutions.

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