New Independent Business Coalition Helps Communities Support Independent Businesses and Resist Chain Proliferation

The American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) is a new national organization to help establish Independent Business Alliances in other communities, provide a resource clearinghouse, and coordinate efforts among such alliances nationwide

Littering America with Dead Malls and Vacant Superstores

Corporate chains have left a wake of half-empty downtowns; Now these same chains are dealing communities a second blow — leaving huge empty buildings behind.

Bigger Banks Mean Bigger Fees

The Federal Reserve finds that large banks charge significantly higher fees to customers than small banks, reinforcing the need for limits on corporations’ size.