Americans In Debt: 35 Percent Have Unpaid Bills Reported To Collection Agencies

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. These consumers fall behind on credit cards or hospital bills. Their mortgages, auto loans or student debt pile up, unpaid. …read more Via:

The Graduate Gender Pay Gap

The gender pay gap between women and men graduates has long been an indicator of pay disparities later along the career path. New data released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency has shown there is still a £2,000 gender gap in average graduate salaries six months after leaving a full-time …read more Via:     

Au revoir à le Tour de France

The Tour de France is over and Lachlan Barker gives a wrap of the final stages of a terrific and scandal-free event. read now… …read more Via:     

Message to David Cameron: you have no evidence the benefit system acts as a ‘magnetic pull’

Tweet There’s very little evidence of the ‘magnetic pull’ of our benefits system. But there is evidence which suggests the Prime Minister wants to win …read more Via:     

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Plans For Ukraine - Capitalist Accumulation

A new report from the Oakland Institute, Walking on the West Side: the World Bank and the IMF in the Ukraine Conflict, exposes how the international financial institutions swooped in on the heels of the political upheaval and are vying to deregulate and throw open Ukraine’s vast agricultural sector to …read more Via:     

Telephone Mamas: The Forgotten Dreamers

By Pamela Weymouth Our playgrounds are populated with mothers like these, women who send trinkets and duct-taped packages back to their babies in faraway countries. They call them babies, even …read more Via:     

Monsanto Agrees On Class Action Settlement To Avoid Going To Trial

People who lived, worked or attended school in areas impacted by dioxins produced at Monsanto’s Nitro plant can register their interest in obtaining medical monitoring or property clean up if they haven’t already done so. The Monsanto class action settlement took effect May 7. Beginning Tuesday, July 8, the court-appointed administrator …read more Via:

Have Conditions in the Laboring Class improved from Henry George's Time to our Own?

Labor conditions were indeed often appalling in the nineteenth century, but are they any better now? Let’s start with a specific example and broaden our findings from there. A comparison of Labor’s life from a hundred years ago to today. Have things improved…or been offshored? …read more Via:     

Rob Ford Rides A Seesaw With His Brother In A Toronto Park

If there’s anyone who knows life’s ups and downs, not to mention it’s lows and highs, it’s Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. So it’s only fitting that he hit a local park with his brother, Doug Ford, where the two took a ride on a seesaw. Here’s the mayor, …read more Via:     

Brazil recalls ambassador from Israel in protest, following Ecuador

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Australian unions condemn Israel’s assault on Palestine

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Rachel Maddow: GOP courting ‘aggrieved white vote’ with Mitt Romney’s failed claims

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said on Monday that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) took a page from the desperate section of his party’s 2012 playbook by making an accusation that was thoroughly debunked during Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. “They’re going back to the bad… …read more Via: