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The Efforts to Keep Industry in Check

205 stories published since 2013

Lawsuits: A Factory Blew Asbestos Into a Neighborhood; Decades Later, Residents Are Getting Sick and Dying

Company That Makes Rent-Setting Software for Apartments Accused of Collusion, Lawsuit Says

Rent Going Up? One Company’s Algorithm Could Be Why.

USDA Plans Major Reforms to Curb Salmonella in Poultry

Justice Department Digs Into “Competition Concerns” in New England Fishing Industry

A Shut-Off Switch Was Supposed to Prevent 99% of Generator-Related Deaths. It Failed a Family of Three.

Sen. Burr Cited COVID When He Dumped Shares Ahead of Stock Market Crash, According to FBI Records

Nearly $30K Vanished From the HOA’s Account. The State Can’t Investigate the Management Company.

Why Outlawing Ghost Guns Didn’t Stop America’s Largest Maker of Ghost Gun Parts

The Fed Keeps Getting More Powerful. Is It Bad for America?

Joe Manchin’s Price for Supporting the Climate Change Bill: A Natural Gas Pipeline in His Home State

What Private Equity Firms Are and How They Operate

A Right-Wing Think Tank Claimed to Be a Church. Now, Members of Congress Want to Investigate.

U.S. Senators Demand Federal Scrutiny of Private Equity’s Incursion Into Fishing

Right-Wing Think Tank Family Research Council Is Now a Church in Eyes of the IRS

The Supreme Court’s EPA Decision Could Hamper Regulators’ Ability to Protect the Public

Congress Investigates Portable Generator Manufacturers Following Carbon Monoxide Deaths

Ten Ways Billionaires Avoid Taxes on an Epic Scale

Meet the Billionaire and Rising GOP Mega-Donor Who’s Gaming the Tax System

A Republican Tried to Introduce a Commonsense Gun Law. Then the Gun Lobby Got Involved.

Why 18-Year-Olds in Texas Can Buy AR-15s but Not Handguns

Inside the Government Fiasco That Nearly Closed the U.S. Air System

Detroit City Council Calls on Michigan’s Largest Utility to Pause Shut-offs, Explain Its High Electricity Rates

Citing ProPublica’s Reporting on McKinsey, Senators Propose Bill Addressing Contractors’ Conflicts of Interest

She’s Supposed to Protect Americans From Toxic Chemicals. First, She Just Has to Fix Trump’s Mess and Decades of Neglect.

Southwestern States Make Changes to Welfare After ProPublica Investigations

Senators Ask JPMorgan Chase to Explain Its Lawsuit Blitz Against Credit Card Customers

Did You Get the Help You Needed After a Hurricane or Tropical Storm? We’re Investigating Disaster Relief.

Kidney Failure, Emergency Rooms and Medical Debt. The Unseen Costs of Food Poisoning.

When Dangerous Strains of Salmonella Hit, the Turkey Industry Responded Forcefully. The Chicken Industry? Not So Much.

El monóxido de carbono que producen los generadores envenena a miles de personas al año. Estados Unidos ha fallado en exigir cambios de seguridad.

The Low-and-Slow Approach to Food Safety Reform Keeps Going Up in Smoke

Carbon Monoxide From Generators Poisons Thousands of People a Year. The U.S. Has Failed to Force Safety Changes.

The Great Inheritors: How Three Families Shielded Their Fortunes From Taxes for Generations

When You’re a Billionaire, Your Hobbies Can Slash Your Tax Bill

These Real Estate and Oil Tycoons Avoided Paying Taxes for Years

Protect Yourself From Salmonella Over the Holidays

How ProPublica Used Genomic Sequencing Data to Track an Ongoing Salmonella Outbreak

How These Ultrawealthy Politicians Avoided Paying Taxes

Help ProPublica Report on Food Safety by Tracking the Poultry Supply Chain

America’s Food Safety System Failed to Stop a Salmonella Epidemic. It’s Still Making People Sick.

Look Up the Salmonella Rates Where Your Poultry Was Processed

House Introduces a Sweeping Booster Seat Safety Law to Protect Children in Car Crashes

Proposal to Rein in Mega IRAs Faces Lobbying Resistance From Retirement Industry

McKinsey Never Told the FDA It Was Working for Opioid Makers While Also Working for the Agency

Head of California Utility Regulator Resigns Less Than One Year Into Six-Year Term

Entergy Resisted Upgrading New Orleans’ Power Grid. When Ida Hit, Residents Paid the Price.

Searching for Solutions to Alaska’s High Rate of Deadly Air Crashes

“People Will Lose Their Lives”: Texas Isn’t Doing Enough to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Deaths, Critics Say

“Half of the Family Just Disappeared Overnight”