Socialist candidate for Seattle City Council Kshama Sawant, right, speaks outside City Council chambers in Seattle about her support for raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour for all workers in the city. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Socialist candidate takes lead in Seattle race

SEATTLE (AP) — Voters in left-leaning Seattle, where police recently handed out snacks at a large marijuana festival and politicians often try to out-liberal each other, are close to electing a Socialist candidate to the […]


U of Calif. to pay pepper-sprayed Occupy protesters

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The University of California is set to pay nearly $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by demonstrators who were pepper-sprayed during an Occupy protest at UC Davis last fall. UC […]


Dozens of Occupy Wall Street arrests in NYC (video)

NEW YORK (AP) – Police say more than 60 people have been arrested as Occupy Wall Street protesters march in small groups around Manhattan’s financial district to mark the anniversary of the grass-roots movement. Police […]


Protests fizzle during GOP convention

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Protests during the Republican National Convention in Tampa have fizzled this week. Thousands of protesters had been expected but only hundreds arrived, mostly Green Party supporters, Occupy Wall Street activists, anarchists […]


Taxpayer cost put at $4M for LA occupy protest

(AP) – Last fall’s downtown Los Angeles Occupy protest cost taxpayers more than $4 million. The Los Angeles Daily News says the City Council’s budget committee was told on Monday that most of the money was […]


Some arrests as LA police break up protest

(AP) – Los Angeles police say a protest that turned into a bottle-throwing confrontation downtown has ended with 20 arrests and four officers hurt. Officer Norma Eisenman says protesters showed up at the monthly Art […]


Digging out of debt on Money 101

Your college debt load could be a financial time bomb. How to get a debt collector to stop calling. Personal finance guru Liz Weston guests with Bob McCormick and takes your calls at (888) 539-2980 […]



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