Economy

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
One group that appears to be licking its chops over the newly-thawed relations between the United States and Cuba is U.S. agribusiness. Though the change does not end the embargo, the White House states that it does "[a]uthorize expanded sales and exports of certain goods and services from the U.S. to Cuba." Reuters explains : "U.S. law exempted...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
U.S. Congressman Tom Price speaking at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc)
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Friday slammed the GOP for jockeying to...
Jon Queally, staff writer
In what is being criticized as yet another capitulation to Wall Street—and just...

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Just so you know: Those trinkets of Christmas proclaimed to bring joy to the world - wreaths, lights, stockings, shiny stars and snowflakes and other glittering marvels of tree adornment - are likely made in Yiwu, aka China's Christmas Village, where the elves are sweating, under-paid, glue-and-paint-inhaling migrant workers doing 12-hour shifts in steamy factories and pretty fuzzy about what this "Christmas" is, except a hard ticket back to the provinces. Please don't feed the beast.