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Olga Pierce

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Olga Pierce is the Deputy Data Editor. Previously, she was a reporter at ProPublica, specializing in data-driven stories. She is a winner of the 2011 Livingston Award for National Reporting and received an honorable mention for the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting, both for her reporting on increasing corporate interference in the drawing of congressional districts. She also shared 2011 Scripps Howard and Society of Business Editors and Writers awards as part of a team focusing on foreclosures. Olga has appeared on CBS News and C-SPAN, and her stories have been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, Chicago Tribune and the Hindustan Times in New Delhi.

She is a graduate of the Stabile Investigative Journalism Seminar at Columbia University, where she won a Horton Prize for health reporting. Olga is fluent in Czech and has a bachelor’s in international economics from Georgetown University.

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Unemployment Insurance Programs in Minnesota and Texas Are Now in the Red

Dive In: More Obama Team Disclosure Docs

Illinois’s Unemployment Insurance Fund Goes Broke

Many States Leave Federal Unemployment Money Unclaimed

Chart: Has Your State Left Federal Unemployment Money Unclaimed?

Unclaimed Federal Unemployment Funding

Has your state left federal unemployment insurance money unclaimed?

Torture Tales and Obama Hogging the Log

Afghanistan’s K Street Complaints and HUD’s Duds

In Idaho, Big Business Tax Increase During Recession Was Part of the Unemployment Plan

Business and labor agreed to defer sacrifice until things got bad. Now they have.

Meet the Workers Behind the Unemployment Numbers

States’ Unemployment Insurance Funds Founder After Years of Poor Planning

Is Your State’s Unemployment System in Danger?

Unemployment Insurance Buckles After Years of Underfunding

Number of States With Low Balances and Unsustainable Taxes

First States to Run Out of Money for Unemployment

New Rules for the Lobbyists and Their Proxies

More Obama Nominee Ethics Agreements

Murtha’s Middlemen and Telemarketing’s Tricks of the Trade

Is the Stimulus Stimulating Jobs? We May Never Know for Sure

Counting the employment gains from the stimulus involves some fuzzy math.

Food Fears and Redefining Public Housing

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