The Lighfoot administration intercepted at least $27 million in 2020 from residents’ state tax refunds to collect on debt, disproportionately hitting lower income neighborhoods and communities of color.
While some companies do everything to escape accountability, the Fair Food Program proves there’s an alternative.
The federal agency that’s supposed to protect union rights is instead championing the interests of bosses.
Aggressive online lenders are preying on desperate borrowers and could trigger a new consumer financial crisis.
Across the U.S., temporary facilities built in response to COVID-19 went up quickly and minority contractors were left out.
As eviction moratoriums expire, lotteries determine who gets rent relief.
Black-owned funeral homes were already in decline. Can they survive Covid-19?
An investigation into the dangerously irresponsible business of “ethical factory” audits.
Doctors and nurses in one of the nation’s poorest, blackest big cities are fighting a raging coronavirus outbreak and a flawed health care system. Here’s what life is like for them right now.
In a Long Island warehouse, immigrants work long hours doing mailings for a multibillion-dollar financial services company. Now they’re getting sick.
“I can’t be out on the street right now,” a woman in Jackson, Mississippi, said.
Stock buybacks enriched companies and their leaders — at everyone else’s expense.
National developers are behind a proliferation of luxury student housing on campuses, driving low-income students far away.
The legal team includes a Trump nominee and an attorney who has railed against unions, trans rights and Black Lives Matter.
Crime victims and witnesses are trapped living near assailants.
Financial advisers want to rip off small investors. Trump wants to help them do it.
Fifty years after Martin Luther King Jr. fought against predatory sales, Wall Street-backed firms are duping would-be homebuyers again.
Confessions of a payday lender: “I felt like a modern-day gangster.”
Over the years, the company’s more profitable advertisers have been payday lenders.
A subprime boom, insane interest rates, predatory lending, a private-equity frenzy. Sound familiar?