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Pa.’s New Jobs Czar Fought Enviro Regs for Years

Correction, April 11, 2011: This story originally stated that the Pennsylvania governor was Tom Ridge in 2003 when the DEP reached a settlement agreement with Walker to resolve all of his companies' outstanding treatment responsibilities. In fact, Ed Rendell was governor at the time.

Charter Schools Outsource Education to Management Firms, With Mixed Results

Correction, April 6, 2011: An earlier version of this story stated that contracts between White Hat Management and the schools suing the company had been extended and were set to expire this summer. In fact, the parties recently agreed to extend the agreement for another year, ending in the summer of 2012.

Fort Bragg Infant Death Toll May Climb to Twelve

Correction, March 9, 2011: An earlier version of this article stated that Chris Grey was a spokesman for Fort Bragg’s Criminal Investigation Command. He is actually the spokesman for the Army’s Criminal investigation Command.

California County Opens Review Into Autopsies by Doctor With Checkered Past

Correction, Feb. 24, 2011: This post mistakenly said that in 2009 the Solano County Sheriff hired Dr. Susan Comfort to be the county’s chief forensic pathologist. The sheriff hired Dr. Susan Hogan for the job.

Loan Mod Program Left Homeowners' Fate in Hands of Dysfunctional Industry

Correction, Feb. 18, 2011: A caption in this story previously said the government’s foreclosure prevention program, HAMP, launched in April 2010. In fact it was launched in April of 2009.

New Documents Show Hedge Fund Magnetar Influenced Deal, Despite Denials

Correction, Jan. 27, 2011: This post previously stated that the FCIC quoted e-mails via a letter that had been filed with a court. In fact, they quoted e-mails from a similar letter that hadn't been filed.

Climate Benefits of Natural Gas May Be Overstated

Correction, Jan. 25, 2011: The article originally misstated that methane, at least 21 times more potent than CO2, is the most potent of greenhouse gases. The article should have stated that it is among the more potent greenhouse gases.

The Toppling: How the Media Inflated the Fall of Saddam's Statue in Firdos Square

Correction, Jan. 3, 2011: This story incorrectly stated that Jan Grarup, a Danish photographer, was on the turret of the first American tank into Firdos Square. The photographer was Markus Matzel, a German.

Fannie and Freddie’s Regulator Opposes Reducing Mortgages for Struggling Homeowners

Correction, Dec. 17, 2010: This article previously stated that Fannie and Freddie are Government Sponsored Entities. It has been corrected to reflect that they are Government Sponsored Enterprises.

Methodology: Chinese Drywall

Correction, Dec. 14, 2010: The "Tainted Drywall" news application originally included lists of contractors, manufacturers, distributors, importers and builders involved in lawsuits over tainted drywall. A software bug caused those lists to overstate the number of addresses associated with each company. The erroneous lists, and references to them, have been removed.

Another Response to Our Burma Nuclear Story—and Another Answer from Us

Correction, Nov. 29, 2010: As noted above, the third point in ProPublica's letter has been superseded by an earlier clarification that can be found here.

Drug Firms Say They'll Take Closer Look at the Docs They Pay

Correction, Nov. 17, 2010: Health News Florida has corrected a story we summarized in this report. Orlando-area urologists Steven Brooks and E. "Jake" Jacobo pleaded guilty on Jan. 12, 2001, to one count of conspiracy to sell the prescription drug Lupron without complying with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations. The Nov. 18 story and our summary mischaracterized the plea.

Science Says Methane in PA. Water Is from Drilling, Not Natural Causes

Correction, Nov. 9, 2010: This story incorrectly stated that well water had been fouled in northwestern Pennsylvania. The story should have said the water was fouled in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Despite Praise From Banks, Treasury, In-House Loan Mods Provide Less Help to Homeowners

Correction, Nov. 5, 2010: This post incorrectly stated that homeowner Connie Breault had filed for bankruptcy. Breault has considered bankruptcy but has not filed.

With All Eyes on the Gulf, BP Alaska Facilities Are Still at Risk

Correction, Nov. 2, 2010: This story has been corrected to specify that BP’s 2006 shutdown of oil deliveries from the North Slope were from the Prudhoe Bay field, the largest of several distinct production fields there. Also, the shutdown interrupted 4 percent of the nation’s oil supply that comes from U.S. production, not global production.

Two Companies Seek Trade Secret Status for Fracking Fluids in Wyoming

Correction, Nov. 2, 2010: An earlier version of this article stated that ChemEOR was a subsidiary of Flotek Industries Inc. CESI Chemical, not ChemEOR, is a subsidiary of Flotek.

Frustrated Oil Spill Claimants Consider Alternative Compensation Fund

Correction, Sept. 23, 2010: This post incorrectly stated that claimants could not receive payments from both Kenneth Feinberg’s operation and the Coast Guard’s National Pollution Funds Center. While claims cannot be paid double, a claimant can seek additional payment from the Coast Guard’s fund if they feel they have been underpaid by Feinberg.

Interactive: CDOs’ Interlocking Ownership

Correction, Sept. 22, 2010: This post previously reported that there were 85 instances during 2006 and 2007 in which two complex securities known as collateralized debt obligations bought pieces of each others' "unsold" inventory. In fact, there were some instances when this cross-exposure occurred through later transactions. The banks sometimes used such transactions to minimize their own exposure to CDOs they had created.

Also, our interactive graphic includes at least one example of cross-exposure that did not involve "unsold" inventory. A CDO called Tourmaline III made a sidebet in 2007 that mirrored the performance of a piece of a CDO called Zais Investment Grade 8; that same year Zais 8 bought a piece of Tourmaline III. Both CDOs were underwritten by Deutsche Bank.

Administration Takes Steps That Will Reduce Deportation Risk for Many Undocumented Immigrants

Correction, Sept. 9, 2010: The initial version of this story inaccurately said the ICE immigration enforcement program known as Secure Communities was active in 17,553 jurisdictions in 23 states. As of Aug. 31, Secure Communities was active in 574 communities in 30 states.

Banks' Self-Dealing Super-Charged Financial Crisis

Correction, Aug. 26, 2010: This story previously reported that there were 85 instances during 2006 and 2007 in which two complex securities known as collateralized debt obligations bought pieces of each others' "unsold" inventory. In fact, there were some instances when this cross-exposure occurred through later transactions. The banks sometimes used such transactions to minimize their own exposure to CDOs they had created.

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