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Jesse Eisinger is a senior reporter at ProPublica.
In April 2011, he and a colleague won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for a series of stories on questionable Wall Street practices that helped make the financial crisis the worst since the Great Depression. He won the 2015 Gerald Loeb Award for commentary. He has also twice been a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.
He was a regular columnist for The New York Times’s Dealbook section. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The NewYorker.com, The Washington Post, The Baffler, The American Prospect and on NPR and "This American Life." Before joining ProPublica, he was the Wall Street Editor of Conde Nast Portfolio and a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, covering markets and finance.
He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, the journalist Sarah Ellison, and their daughters.
Jan. 12, 11:50 a.m.The island’s new governor, who’s considered sympathetic to hedge funds and insurers that want it to repay its debt rather than go bankrupt, is in talks to hire Trump’s former campaign manager.
Dec. 27, 2016, 8 a.m.When Steven Mnuchin ran OneWest, the bank aggressively and in some cases, wrongly, foreclosed on elderly homeowners with reverse mortgages. The bank had a disproportionate share of such foreclosures.
Dec. 1, 2016, 10:14 a.m.Steven Mnuchin has a long history of coming out ahead, even in questionable deals.
Nov. 23, 2016, 10:08 a.m.Trump’s transition adviser for financial regulations works for a firm that is emblematic of the Washington revolving door.
Nov. 16, 2016, 8 a.m.The economists are leveraging their academic prestige with secret reports justifying corporate concentration. Their predictions are often wrong and consumers pay the price.
Aug. 10, 2016, 3:53 p.m.Gene Sperling received hundreds of thousands of dollars in personal loans from Howard Shapiro, a friend and partner at Washington law firm WilmerHale while serving as director of the National Economic Council.
Aug. 5, 2016, 2:19 p.m.Prosecutors are challenging an appeals court ruling that said the lending company could not be charged with fraud as long as its initial intentions were pure.
May 26, 2016, 11:30 a.m.A federal appeals court overturned a $1.3 billion judgement against Bank of America, ruling that good intentions at the outset shield bankers from fines for subsequent fraud.
April 21, 2016, 7 a.m.Right after the financial crisis, an SEC lawyer fought a lonely struggle to get his agency to crackdown harder on Goldman bankers. He lost.
Dec. 3, 2015, 10:30 a.m.Zuckerberg set up a limited liability company, which has reaped enormous benefits as public relations coup and will help minimize his tax bill.
April 21, 2015, 8 a.m.In 2005, Tony Menendez blew the whistle on Halliburton’s accounting practices. The fight cost him nine years of his life.
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Feb. 18, 2015, 6:17 p.m.The Red Cross' response comes months after our initial coverage, which we stand by.
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Jan. 9, 2015, 11:51 a.m.Prompted by an investigation by ProPublica and NPR, Sen. Charles Grassley asks the charity to explain how it has used donations from the public.
Dec. 11, 2014, 1:51 p.m.Red Cross responders say there was a ban on working with the widely praised Occupy Sandy relief group because it was seen as politically unpalatable.
Dec. 10, 2014, 12:23 p.m.
Dec. 4, 2014, 6:18 p.m.The charity is now resting its claim of 91 cents of donations going to services on the idea that donations include not just money but also "donations of blood."
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