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Men's Wearhouse: Suits for the 99%

The Occupy Wall Street protesters might not believe they've got too many "suits" on their side, but retailer Men's Wearhouse took a stand for them last week. On Wednesday, Occupy Oakland planned a citywide strike to protest income disparity in America, and the local Men's Wearhouse closed its doors in support.

Resentment Builds Ahead of Bank Transfer Day

On Saturday, tens of thousands will march, protest and move their money out of big banks. But plenty of Americans haven't waited for Bank Transfer Day. For Frank Sheldon of Seattle, his journey to a credit union started in 2008 when his old bank was absorbed by J.P. Morgan Chase.

Why Ben & Jerry's Is Raising Eyebrows

Ben & Jerry's, the progressive ice cream brand with the hippie ethos, has announced its support for Occupy Wall Street. But the free ice cream it donated Tuesday was cold comfort to some protesters, who wondered how a brand owned by a mammoth multinational conglomerate can genuinely support their anti-corporate message.

Social Security: Why Seniors Are Just Plain Angry

If Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling soon, come August, the White House warns that tens of millions of Social Security recipients may find their mailboxes empty when they go looking for their checks. Even though some describe it as a "fear tactic," protests by seniors and their advocates are getting much louder.

The Dangers of Buying on Disasters

Days after Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami, Warren Buffett and Marc Faber pronounced the country's woes a buying opportunity. A cash stampede into U.S.-based Japan exchange-traded funds followed, but these investments carry much greater risks than the average investor probably realized.

NYU Protest Over Student Loan Debt Missed the Point

It's absolutely worth protesting that New York University graduates leave the school with an average of $33,487 in student loan debt. But T-shirts and moments of silence aren't going to change anything. If they were smart and savvy, those undergrads would vote with their feet.

Will Peruvian Politics Shake Mining and Energy Investments?

Political upsets in Peruvian regional elections could indicate a national shift to the left -- and some business leaders worry that could discourage foreign investment in the country, which has rich natural resources such as oil, gas and gold.

Greek Airports Closed Due to Strike

Flights to and from Greece are grounded and the Acropolis is draped with protest banners as hundreds of thousands of workers rally for a second straight day against austerity measures the government hopes can save the country from bankruptcy.

Pennies won't pay your parking ticket

We've all been on the receiving end of a parking ticket we felt was unjust wishing there was some way to, "stick it to the man," while avoiding a...