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Marian Wang is a reporter for ProPublica, covering education and college debt. She has been with ProPublica since 2010, first blogging about a variety of accountability issues. Her latest stories have focused on how rising college costs and the complexity of the student loan system affect students and their families. Prior to coming to ProPublica, she worked at Mother Jones magazine in San Francisco and freelanced for a number of Chicago-based publications, including The Chicago Reporter, an investigative magazine focused on issues of race and poverty.

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Greenspan: Not My Fault

Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan acknowledges that the Fed did little to rein in the systemic risks banks were taking, but also said that the Fed couldn't have prevented the recession even it had acted. Most forecasting models are broken, he said.

Investigations You Need to Read: Thursday

CIA Creates Transparency Page That Doesn’t Reveal Much

Following a White House directive, the Central Intelligence Agency finally posts an open government Web page.

Introducing the ProPublica Blog: Digging Past the Headlines

As Health Care Vote Nears, Another Troubling Insurance Story

A report details one insurance company's practice of canceling the policies of people with HIV.

FCC’s Broadband Plan: Who’s for It—and Against It

Investigations You Need to Read: Wednesday

Federal Agencies: Stimulus Priorities Come At Expense of Non-Stimulus Work

An inspector general's report says the emphasis on the Recovery Act is hurting the other work of many agencies.

Former NHTSA Lawyer: Agency Was ‘Extremely Skeptical’ of Sudden Acceleration Complaints

A 1989 report is said to have shaped the approach of the federal traffic safety agency toward the problem of unintended acceleration.

Lehman Brothers Autopsy: Repo 105, and Why Auditors Have Some Explaining to Do

Many deny knowledge of Lehman Brothers' accounting trick, but Ernst & Young signed off on the books.

Investigations You Need to Read: Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Investigations You Need to Read: Monday, March 15, 2010

Safety Advocate: Auto Regulators Are Underfunded and Afraid to Ask for More

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has only a small staff investigating automobile defects.

Senate Acknowledges Need for More Accountability on Stimulus

The Senate amended its jobs bill with more accountability for tracking and reporting stimulus spending, following flaws we reported.

Update: Secrecy of House Ethics Investigations Keeps Reporters Scrambling for Truth

The question of whether to investigate recently resigned Democratic Rep. Eric Massa got curiouser and curiouser, as Republicans proposed to investigate the would-be investigators and the question of whether the Massa investigation itself was dead or alive got murkier.

Investigating the Investigators: How the House Ethics Committee Works

The case of Eric Massa highlights continuing questions about how the House polices itself.

House Passes Bill Banning Deceptive ‘Census’ Mailings

A Republican mailing brings an effort to put distance between such fundraisers and the real census.
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