Around $24 billion of Venezuelan public money was looted by the US government, and the Trump administration has used at least $601 million of it to construct a militarized wall on the US-Mexico border.
Reports of a shipment of Iranian fuel to Venezuela in the face of US sanctions against the two allies have infuriated the United States, with one official threatening to take “measures” against the “unwelcome” development.
Anti-monopoly groups are celebrating news that the Justice Department and state attorneys general are investigating online behemoth Google for possible antitrust cases.
US crude fell to negative value for first time in history as stockpiles overwhelmed storage facilities, before rebounding to just over $1 on Tuesday.
We keep handing more money to the very for-profit insurance industry that is failing us.
Once again it appears that big business will get bailed out while the American people get sold out.
A new report suggests that a tax cut quietly inserted into the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act will add almost $170 billion to the deficit over the next ten years and overwhelmingly benefit the ultra-wealthy.
Instead, those drugs are being sold for thousands of dollars each, proving once again that the private, for-profit pharmaceutical industry is ill-equipped to handle a global public health crisis like COVID-19.
Google buying another tech company isn’t new. But Google’s proposed acquisition of Fitbit poses an extraordinary threat to competition and user privacy.
The rich will reap benefits while workers get sick and die. It is finance capitalism that is being bailed out in the tune of $5 trillion, while some eligible Americans might receive a single measly $1200 check that is supposed to save them from economic catastrophe.
U.S. conflicts with Iran and Europe and the threat of an uncontained coronavirus top a list of threats to the global economy this year.
The Dow industrials fell about 2,300 points, the index’s worst day since the 1987 crash, as fear over the impact of coronavirus roiled markets around the world despite actions from the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank.
The money spent was equal to the total amount of US student debt, more than twice as much as the Wall Street bailout of 2008 and nearly 30 times the net worth of former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, the richest man to ever run for president.
“Trump has once again put the interests of oil and gas executives ahead of the interests of people and communities.”
A little-known start-up helps law enforcement match photos of unknown people to their online images — and “might lead to a dystopian future or something,” a backer says.