Looking to get a handle on the foreclosure crisis, the loan modification fiasco, and the robo-signing scandal? We put it all in a music video.
We explain how super PACs are influencing elections.
ProPublica reporter <a href="http://www.propublica.org/site/author/jesse_eisinger">Jesse Eisinger</a>, who won a 2011 Pulitzer Prize for reporting on Wall Street, will be answering reader questions on <a href="http://www.reddit.com">Reddit</a> from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Chevron is investing millions in Liberia, which could help boost the economy of this impoverished African country. But the oil concessions it purchased are marred by allegations of bribery.
Child deaths are especially challenging for coroners and medical examiners because several diseases have symptoms that can mimic those of abuse. Dr. Michael Laposata and his colleagues have designed a series of blood tests to diagnose such disorders more accurately.
A junior analyst at Deutsche Bank protested when a mid-level executive asked him to adjust a spreadsheet to make a mortgage-backed security look less risky. The 2007 episode raises questions about whether the SEC has looked closely enough at the bank’s practices leading up to the financial crisis.
In 1974, President Ford’s pardon of Richard Nixon before he could be prosecuted in the Watergate scandal shocked the country. It also tested a friendship of some 25 years when Jerald terHorst, Ford’s press secretary and biographer, resigned in protest.
Editor’s Note: This week, the Food and Drug Administration sent us a letter, which we have posted below, taking issue with several passages in our story about airport body scanners. The letter generally takes semantic issue with how we presented specific facts. It does not, in our judgment, raise any issues of substance.