Global Business Dialogue, a key corporatist lobbying group for so-called Free Trade agreements, is upping the pressure for passage of “Fast Track” Trade Promotion Authority (TPA.

The new report by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) was stark: The economy stalled in the first quarter in every sector, with overall growth barely positive.


VIDEO - Why are the 99% being left behind in the economy? Tom Eddlem investigates with his latest cover story for The New American. Tom talks about reasons as to why the bottom 99% of the United States is staying stagnant, while the top 1% are flourishing.

Tax Freedom Day — the first day of the year in which Americans as a whole have theoretically earned enough income to pay for all their taxes — arrives this year on April 24 according to a report from the Tax Foundation, which has calculated Tax Freedom Day for the United States since 1971.


Greece is flirting once again with default and withdrawal from the eurozone — and this time, Greece's leaders may be serious.



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