Sallie Mae Publicly Shamed For Harassing A Dead Law Student's Family

Thanks to heavily lobbied-for changes to laws governing debt collection, student loans don't vanish after the loan holders declare bankruptcy. Nor do they vanish when the loan holder dies. Some loan companies have policies in place that erase student debt accrued by a deceased person; others do not. And the ones that… » 1/16/14 6:30pm 1/16/14 6:30pm

Hobby Lobby Heads to the Supreme Court Over Right to Deny You Your IUD

Nothing says the good ol' days quite like the Hobby Lobby corporation. What with its strong Christian values, distaste for Jews and staunch refusal to provide certain types of contraceptive care to its employees, stepping into a Hobby Lobby store is almost like stepping back into simpler, more ignorant times. » 11/26/13 12:40pm 11/26/13 12:40pm

New App Makes Boycotting Bad Businesses That Much Easier

Ever since boycotting products became a popular means of protesting in the Gandhi days of divesting from British goods, divestment has become an increasingly effective method to punish the bad guys with the only action that seems to have significant impact in our capitalist society: buying things. Even for the… » 5/15/13 5:00pm 5/15/13 5:00pm

Hostess Gives $1.75 Million in Bonuses to Execs, Tells 18,500 Laid Off…

Hey working class Americans! I just want to take a second to show some appreciation on behalf of your bosses and the federal government. Like they say, you are the backbone of this country! You are the industry! And it's really important that we thank you for all of your hard work and the years of service that — » 11/30/12 11:50am 11/30/12 11:50am

Companies With Women on the Board More Profitable Than All-Dude…

Corporations: can they really have it all? Not unless they open the doors of their board rooms to women. According to a gigantic new study, stock prices of corporations with a little estrogen on their boards outperformed their bro-tastic peers during the financial crisis by a significant and noticeable margin. Guess… » 8/01/12 6:20pm 8/01/12 6:20pm

Number of Female CEOs About to Get Less Pathetic

Even though a paltry 35 of the Fortune 1000 companies' CEOs are women, some In The Know types think the days of that embarrassing statistic are coming to an end. Companies with dress codes and webinars and teambuilding exercises and the word "corp" in their names, under social and political pressure from their boards… » 5/01/12 5:20pm 5/01/12 5:20pm

Sad Sacks Rejoice as McDonald's Launches In-Restaurant TV Channel

America is suffering from a current lack of screens on every possible fucking surface, says no one. So it's no surprise that McDonalds is getting in on the action by launching its own in-restaurant TV channel, so its patrons taking comfort in their sandwiches made of chemicals designed to approximate meat and… » 10/18/11 12:20pm 10/18/11 12:20pm

China's Tainted Baby Formula Scare Revives Old Fears About Chinese…

Reports are surfacing » 9/12/08 9:40am 9/12/08 9:40am today that China is being rocked by a tainted baby formula scare that has resulted in the death of one child in the northwestern province of Gansu and the development of kidney stones in 50 other babies across the country. The reports have, once again, sparked local and international doubts in…