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Senators Question KPMG Role in Microsoft Profit-Shifting Scheme

The giant consulting firm proposed that Microsoft transfer billions in profits to a small factory in Puerto Rico. The step initially saved the software company billions — then led to an IRS audit and a bill for $28.9 billion in back taxes.

Rent Barons

DOJ Backs Tenants in Case Alleging Price-Fixing by Big Landlords and a Real Estate Tech Company

A ProPublica investigation last year about RealPage’s rent-setting software led to federal lawsuits asserting inflated apartment prices.

With Every Breath

U.S. Senator Expands Call for Crackdown on Philips Respironics

Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s letter to two federal agencies comes after a ProPublica and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette investigation found Philips kept secret thousands of warnings about its tainted breathing machines.


207 stories published since 2013

Senators Question KPMG Role in Microsoft Profit-Shifting Scheme

DOJ Backs Tenants in Case Alleging Price-Fixing by Big Landlords and a Real Estate Tech Company

“Do Your Job.” How the Railroad Industry Intimidates Employees Into Putting Speed Before Safety

U.S. Senator Expands Call for Crackdown on Philips Respironics

Virginia Law Allows the Papers of University Presidents to Stay Secret, Limiting Public Oversight

LA Housing Department Proposes Increasing Residential Hotel Enforcement

“A Setup for Disaster”: California Legislation Requiring Companies to Pay for Oil and Gas Well Cleanup in Limbo

Philips Kept Complaints About Dangerous Breathing Machines Secret While Company Profits Soared

Wall Street Bet Big on Used-Car Loans for Years. Now a Crisis May Be Looming.

Regulators Blast Union Pacific for Running Unsafe Trains

Wealthy Family Wants to Reopen Major Industrial Polluter in Alabama Despite Mounting Debts and Proposed Regulation

How the Ultrawealthy Use Private Foundations to Bank Millions in Tax Deductions While Giving the Public Little in Return

“At What Point Does Profit Trump Safety?” Ex-National Cyber Director Presses Software Regulation Amid High-Profile Hacks

How Recent State Laws Are Making It Harder to Sue Trucking Companies After Crashes

Checked Out: How LA Failed to Stop Landlords From Turning Low-Cost Housing Into Tourist Hotels

HomeVestors Said It Had Kicked Out a Top Franchisee Who Broke the Law. New Evidence Suggests It Didn’t.

DOT Researchers Suggested a Way to Make Big Trucks Safer. After Meeting With Lobbyists, Agency Officials Rejected the Idea.

The Biotech Edge: How Executives and Well-Connected Investors Make Exquisitely Timed Trades in Health Care Stocks

Senators, Regulator Call for More Scrutiny of “We Buy Ugly Houses” Company

Scores of Critical Lab Tests Fall Into a Regulatory Void. The FDA Is Trying to Close It.

Trapped Under Trucks

New Investigation by ProPublica and FRONTLINE Reveals How Regulators and Lobbyists Blocked Measures to Prevent Deadly Crashes

ProPublica Adds More Than a Million New Records to Nonprofit Explorer

Help ProPublica Report on Railroad Worker Safety

The Federal Government Plans to Reform “Star” Workplace Safety Program That Reduced Inspections at Some Manufacturers

Colorado Law Will Require Homes to Be More Wildfire Resistant

Controlled Burns Help Prevent Wildfires, Experts Say. But Regulations Have Made It Nearly Impossible to Do These Burns.

The Ugly Truth Behind “We Buy Ugly Houses”

Trio of Texas Churches Donated to Political Candidate Despite Clear IRS Prohibition

The Federal Government Accidentally Burned Down Their Houses, Then Made It Hard to Come Home

Billionaire Harlan Crow Bought Property From Clarence Thomas. The Justice Didn’t Disclose the Deal.

Feds Advance Portable Generator Safety Rule to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Major Chemical Company Changes Tune on Asbestos, No Longer Opposes EPA Ban

Private Planes and Luxury Yachts Aren’t Just Toys for the Ultrawealthy. They’re Also Huge Tax Breaks.

The True Dangers of Long Trains

Lawmakers Have Renewed the Effort to Ban Asbestos

EPA Asks for More Public Input on Asbestos After ProPublica and Others Reveal New Information

Senators Had Questions for the Maker of a Rent-Setting Algorithm. The Answers Were “Alarming.”

Regulatory Failure 101: What the Collapse of Silicon Valley Bank Reveals

Wealthy Executives Make Millions Trading Competitors’ Stock With Remarkable Timing

This “Climate-Friendly” Fuel Comes With an Astronomical Cancer Risk

A Norfolk Southern Policy Lets Officials Order Crews to Ignore Safety Alerts

Regulators Overhaul Inspections of Hospice Providers

Lawmakers Attempting Takeover of Funds for Jackson’s Water System, Federal Manager Warns

What to Know About TurboTax Before You File Your Taxes This Year

The Tests Are Vital. But Congress Decided That Regulation Is Not.

How to Evaluate a Nonprofit Before You Donate

Conservative Activist Poured Millions Into Groups Seeking to Influence Supreme Court on Elections and Discrimination

Why the U.S. Is Losing the Fight to Ban Toxic Chemicals

Michigan’s Largest Utility Wants a Rate Hike as It Disconnects a High Number of Customers for Nonpayment