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Ben Bernanke on ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest: I can’t blame them

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and others questioned Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Tuesday about the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” protest in lower Manhattan. “Chairman, as you know, there are people demonstrating against Wall Street in New York City and other cities around the country, and I think the perception…

CodePink activists arrive at ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest

Two members of the anti-war activist group CodePink on Saturday arrived at the “Occupy Wall Street” protest in lower Manhattan. “We are here with the 99 percent to say that we’ve had enough of the corruption and greed on Wall Street,” said on activist, Mel. “I’ve been to Tahrir square…

More than 700 ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters arrested

NEW YORK — More than 700 anti-Wall Street activists were arrested in New York amid chaotic scenes on Brooklyn Bridge after the protest movement’s march against “corporate greed” was broken up by police. The activists, many of whom have been camped out in Manhattan for two weeks, were detained during…

United Steelworkers announce support for ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protest

The United Steelworkers, North America’s largest industrial union, announced on Friday that it supported the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” protest that began in lower Manhattan and has slowly spread to other cities across the United States. The protesters have pledged to occupy Wall Street until something is done about corporate…

Police arrest 24 protesters outside Bank of America

NEW YORK — Twenty-four protesters were arrested as a vast crowd marched outside Bank of America offices in Boston, police said Saturday in the latest US demonstrations against corporate influence and greed. Nine men and 15 women were charged with trespassing for their part in a sit-down protest Friday afternoon,…

Police block ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters

Hundreds of people marched Saturday near Wall Street in New York, but the city thwarted their bid to descend into the heart of global finance itself to protest greed, corruption and budget cuts. Protesters had planned to stake out Wall Street until their anger over a financial system they say…

Eight small town California officials arrested for stealing tax dollars

Eight officials from an impoverished Californian town were arrested Tuesday on charges of paying themselves vast salaries at the expense of local taxpayers, prosecutors said. The eight, including former municipal manager of the town of Bell just south of Los Angeles, stand accused of using roughly 5.5 million dollars of…

Moyers: Wall Street riding a ‘surging ocean of greed’

Banks, bailouts and billions of dollars were center stage in the most recent episode of Bill Moyers Journal, in which the host interviewed two journalists to find out how things got so bad for Americans and so good for the country's biggest banks.…

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