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The Efforts to Keep Industry in Check

205 stories published since 2013

Secret IRS Files Reveal How Much the Ultrawealthy Gained by Shaping Trump’s “Big, Beautiful Tax Cut”

Fatal Crash Renews Concerns About Safety of Alaska Aviation

A Postal Worker Begged for Stronger COVID-19 Protections. She Ended Up Spending Six Weeks in the Hospital.

State Attorneys General Push Federal Government to Follow the Law and Finally Create Side-Impact Tests for Kids’ Car Seats

The Billionaire Playbook: How Sports Owners Use Their Teams to Avoid Millions in Taxes

Lord of the Roths: How Tech Mogul Peter Thiel Turned a Retirement Account for the Middle Class Into a $5 Billion Tax-Free Piggy Bank

In Alaska, Commercial Aviation Is a Lifeline. The State Is Also Home to a Growing Share of the Country’s Deadly Crashes.

What We Know About Alaska’s Recent Series of Fatal Flight Collisions

How We Tallied Alaska Aviation Deaths

Some Hospitals Kept Suing Patients Over Medical Debt Through the Pandemic

ProPublica’s Tax Revelations Lead to Calls for Reforms — and Investigation

The Secret IRS Files: Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax

The Government Is Here to Help Small Businesses — Unless They’re Cooperatives

We Reported on How California Rarely Cracks Down on Oil Companies. Now Regulators Have Fined One Company $1.5 Million.

Texas no exige alarmas de monóxido de carbono. Sus residentes más vulnerables pagaron el precio

Texas Enabled the Worst Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Catastrophe in Recent U.S. History

Natural Gas Is Getting Cheaper. Thousands Are Paying More To Heat Their Homes Anyway.

Why There’s So Much Investigative Journalism About Utility Companies

Are California Oil Companies Complying With the Law? Even Regulators Often Don’t Know.

“Power Companies Get Exactly What They Want”: How Texas Repeatedly Failed to Protect Its Power Grid Against Extreme Weather

Utility Companies Owe Millions to This State Regulatory Agency. The Problem? The Agency Can’t Track What It’s Owed.

The Return of the Regulators

Donald Trump Built a National Debt So Big (Even Before the Pandemic) That It’ll Weigh Down the Economy for Years

The SEC Undermined a Powerful Weapon Against White-Collar Crime

She Noticed $200 Million Missing, Then She Was Fired

House Subcommittee Says Proposed Booster Seat Safety Rules Fall Short

The Boeing 737 MAX Is Cleared to Fly. Families of People Who Died on the Planes Wait for Answers.

The Elk, the Tourists and the Missing Coal Country Jobs

Investors Extracted $400 Million From a Hospital Chain That Sometimes Couldn’t Pay for Medical Supplies or Gas for Ambulances

A Wealthy Governor’s Coal Company Might Get a Big Break From His Own Regulators

Senate Democrats Ask Banking Regulator to Explain Handling of “Redlining” Investigations

Trump Financial Regulator Quietly Shelved Discrimination Probes Into Bank of America and Other Lenders

Oyster, Air Fryer and Bicycle Companies Say Their Goods Are Essential to Fighting Coronavirus So They Can Get Tariff Relief

GM Closed the Lordstown Auto Plant. Now Ohio May Force a $60 Million Repayment.

Senate Investigation Criticizes the IRS for Failing to Oversee Free Filing Program

Amazon’s New Competitive Advantage: Putting Its Own Products First

Why a Struggling Rust Belt City Pinned Its Revival on a Self-Chilling Beverage Can

The Amazon Lockdown: How an Unforgiving Algorithm Drives Suppliers to Favor the E-Commerce Giant Over Other Retailers

Walmart Hid That It Was Under Criminal Investigation for Its Opioid Sales, Lawyers Say

The Senator Who Dumped His Stocks Before the Coronavirus Crash Has Asked Ethics Officials for a “Complete Review”

What Other States Can Learn From What Happened in Illinois After It Legalized Gambling

Beginner’s Luck: How One Video Gambling Company Worked the Odds and Took Over a State

Senators Call on Highway Administration to Finalize Car Seat Test Rules

Utah Representative Proposes Bill to Stop Payday Lenders From Taking Bail Money from Borrowers

Do You Make, Test or Market Car Seats or Boosters?

The Most Important Thing Every Parent Needs to Know About Car Seat Safety

Evenflo, Maker of the “Big Kid” Booster Seat, Put Profits Over Child Safety

How Corporate Lawyers Made It Harder to Punish Companies That Destroy Electronic Evidence

The IRS Decided to Get Tough Against Microsoft. Microsoft Got Tougher.

Use This Tool to Find Potential Conflicts of Interest at Public Universities. We Did.