• The bottom falls out on jobs

    A host of major U.S. corporations, including Home Depot, Caterpillar and Sprint, announced big jobs cuts this week--75,000 in one day alone.

  • The biggest swindle of all

    The scale of Bernie Madoff's $50 billion fraud is staggering, but that shouldn't be allowed to obscure the bigger crimes at the heart of the capitalist system.

  • Will the government take over the banks?

    Citigroup and Bank of America are staggering under a new wave of losses as the deepening recession drags down the financial system.

  • Payday parasites

    The payday loan industry has mushroomed by preying on workers whose shrinking real wages fail to cover rent and put food on the table.

  • $750 billion isn't enough

    Barack Obama's proposed economic stimulus plan is hundreds of billions of dollars short of what's needed--and much of it is misdirected.

  • Intro to Obamanomics looks at who Barack Obama put in charge of economic policy--and what to look for when the administration gets in office.

  • Victims of the "rescue"

    Congressional leaders say their auto bailout is tough on Big Three executives, but autoworkers, not management, will suffer far more.

  • Who caused the great crash of 2008?

    There's no shortage of people to blame for the worsening economic disaster. But the scale of the crisis raises questions about the capitalist system itself.

  • A victim of Wal-Mart's greed

    The death of a worker who was trampled at a Wal-Mart store in Long Island is being blamed on the crowds, but that lets the rightful target off the hook.

  • America's hidden hungry

    Government statistics show a spike in the number of people going hungry in the U.S., but experts say that far worse is still to come.

  • The deflation threat

    The fall in prices for gas and food may seem like a silver lining in dark economic times--but it could be an omen of a much deeper recession.

  • The do-nothing summit

    The Group of 20 emergency meeting on the global economic crisis hosted by George Bush was notable for how little of substance it accomplished.

  • From bailout to boondoggle

    The $700 billion bailout of Wall Street was supposed to boost the economy, but it's become a giveway to big business, while the economy keeps sinking.

  • A bailout for the auto industry?

    The Big Three U.S. automakers want taxpayers' money to cover their losses. But would a bailout benefit working people?

  • How low will it go?

    The U.S. economy is slipping deeper into the worst crisis since the Great Depression--and the rest of the world is tumbling down after it.

  • The crisis spreads past Wall Street

    Jobs are getting hard to hold onto--and even harder to find--as major corporations and governments alike aggressively slash their payrolls.

  • Blaming the victims of the crisis

    The right claims that working-class African Americans and immigrants are to blame for the housing crash that has triggered a financial panic.

  • A new Great Depression?

    As the economy worsens and the government carries out an unprecedented intervention, working people are rightly worried about the future.

  • Comrade-in-chief?

    Some right-wingers say the government's plan to buy into major U.S. banks is the latest sign of "creeping socialism." They've got it wrong.

  • Will you be able to afford to retire?

    Workers are finding that they will have to stay on the job years longer because the crashing stock market is stealing their retirement savings.

  • Fumbling for solutions

    The heads of the Group of Seven industrialized nations promised to cooperate to contain the financial crisis--but then embarked on rival national strategies.

  • The panic of 2008

    Wall Street's worst-ever week was part of a global stock market meltdown that could signal a far more devastating stage of the financial crisis.

  • Robbed to rescue the rich

    The financial disaster shaking the world today is the result of a free-market system that protects the wealth of a few, while the rest of us pay the price.

  • Chicago sheriff stops evictions

    The bankers in Chicago are angry with--of all people--the county sheriff, who is refusing to forcibly remove residents from foreclosed properties.

  • What could $700 billion do for the rest of us? takes a graphical look at how Washington's bailout for Wall Street could be used to help working people.