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The Efforts to Keep Industry in Check

406 stories published since 2009

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

The IRS Tiptoes Into Offering Free Online Tax Filing — and Possible Competition With TurboTax

Looking to Sell Your Home for Cash? Read This First.

Colorado Law Will Require Homes to Be More Wildfire Resistant

Five Stories of Lives Upended After Dealing With the “We Buy Ugly Houses” Company

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

States Prepare to Send Checks to Consumers Tricked Into Paying for TurboTax

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

Are Colorado’s Efforts to Curb HOA Foreclosures Working?

HOA Foreclosures Are a “Lose-Lose” Game for Coloradans, but These Lawyers Win Regardless of the Outcome

How to File Taxes for Free Without TurboTax

How Unemployment Benefits Are Taxed in 2023

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

Settling With Kushner Companies Was Hard. Getting Money to Former Tenants May Be Harder.

What to Know About the Earned Income Tax Credit

When Are Taxes Due?

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.

Pressure Mounts for Hospice Reform

How Congress Finally Cracked Down on a Massive Tax Scam

How to Evaluate a Nonprofit Before You Donate

Chicago Claims Its 22-Year “Transformation” Plan Revitalized 25,000 Homes. The Math Doesn't Add Up.

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

An Exodus Unlike Any Other: Why Half the People in This Community Moved Away After Hurricane Katrina

The Federal Program to Rebuild After Hurricane Katrina Shortchanged the Poor. New Data Proves It.

The Military Pledged to Remove Unexploded Bombs From This Island. Native Hawaiians Are Still Waiting.

Department of Justice Opens Investigation Into Real Estate Tech Company Accused of Collusion with Landlords

Real Estate Investors Sold Somali Families on a Fast Track to Homeownership in Minnesota. The Buyers Risk Losing Everything.

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