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Struggle for voting rights isn't over

<b>(CNN) —</b> Thursday August 6 marks the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. As part of this commemoration, President Barack Obama will join Congressman John Lewis of Georgia and Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the first African-American woman to serve in the role, to call on Congress to …

Rights & Freedoms

Why 99% of trading is pointless

An astonishing $32 trillion in securities changes hands every year with no net positive impact for investors, charges Vanguard Group Founder John …

This map shows how some colossal US companies are worth more than the entire stock markets of other countries

Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts have just published a fantastic map showing which major US listed companies are worth more than entire emerging market stock indices.<p>Take a look:<p>The authors offer this explanation of the "the journey from hubris to humiliation" that emerging market equities …

Lift the ceiling on campaign donations

A remarkable thing just happened in the chaotic race for the<p>Republicanpresidential nomination, and it wasn't the rise ofDonald Trump. It was the impressive numbers reported for the first stage of the GOP's "money primary": the competition to raise the hundreds of millions of dollars a White House …

A former Pennsylvania mayor was indicted on 499 criminal charges

Reed is accused of using several pet projects to siphon money from Harrisburg, which made history by going bankrupt in 2013 and becoming the first ever city charged with securities fraud after Reed misrepresented the city's finances.<p>Reed's pet project included a bungled attempt to turn Harrisburg …

Corruption