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Finance

Finance Primary category in which blog post is published

Mike Pence Set to Mingle With Wall Street Billionaires at Major Financial Conference

Pence will attend the Delivering Alpha conference along with hedge fund billionaires tied to some of the gravest problems humanity faces today.

Finance Primary category in which blog post is published

Hedge Fund Cash Flows to Presidential Candidates—at Puerto Rico’s Expense

Of the Democratic field, only Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have returned the money.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Delaney Super PAC’s Biggest Donor is Wife of Former Health Care CEO

The $50,000 donation is one of many ways individuals tied to the health care industry are supporting the anti-Medicare for All candidate.

Ditch the Unemployment Rate

Does President Trump really have the benefit of a strong economy heading into the 2020 election year?

Opinion
Immigration Primary category in which blog post is published

Big Banks Are Divesting From Private Prisons, Thanks to Anti-ICE Activism

So far this year, six major bank have made broad public commitments to no longer provide new financing to the private prison industry after current financial agreements expire.

Mega-Bank Merger Exemplifies Dangerous Trends

The House Financial Services Committee is set to hold a hearing on the largest bank merger in a decade.

Opinion
2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

Democratic Leaders Rake in Corporate Cash as ‘the Squad’ Sticks With Small Donors

A Sludge analysis of new second-quarter campaign finance reports has found that the Democratic leaders in the House combined to take in nearly $1.2 million in contributions from corporate and trade association PACs.

Finance Primary category in which blog post is published

Private Equity’s Latest Scheme: Closing Urban Hospitals and Selling Off the Real Estate

Thousands are expected to rally Thursday against the closing of Hahnemann University Hospital, a 171-year-old facility in Center City Philadelphia.

Finance Primary category in which blog post is published

Rep. Gottheimer Asks Regulators to Deregulate Banks He’s Invested In

At the behest of a big-bank trade group, Gottheimer rallied 16 of his fellow Democrats to join him in urging financial regulators to gut a provision of Dodd-Frank that protects insured depository institutions from risky trading.