Amy Biegelsen

American University Fellow  The Center for Public Integrity

Amy Biegelsen won the Virginia Press Association’s 2009 and 2011 Best in Show Award for a feature portfolio, and a collection of health and environmental stories. She is the recipient of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association’s Excellence in Journalism prize for a story on children’s mental health issues and is a two-time finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago.

FedEx drivers are part of the ever-blurring line between employees and contractors.

Mortgage modifications and appraisal processes in question

Group says company should reinvest where its loans went bad

The fabulously rich members of Congress

Republican presidential candidates' ambitious tax plans don't help working class

Senator questions tax status of George Kaiser's foundation

Becerra comes down firmly in favor of protecting entitlements

"Most conservative senator" Kyl will take tough stand against taxes

Ways and Means chairman Camp champions fiscal restraint and protecting business

The CFPB embraces social media while figuring out how to manage personal identifiable information

Law professors urge SEC to force companies to disclose political donations

S&P exec says "some" debt ceiling plans could preserve Treasury's AAA rating

CFPB will analyze why a consumer credit score can vary widely

New online tool shows which lobbyists met with Dodd-Frank rule-writers

Senate Republicans vow to block White House nominee to head new consumer bureau

Car-title loans are a quick way to get money but woe to those who fall behind in payments

Fed sets 21-cent cap on debit processing, higher than initial plan

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau gives a peek at its

Family of slain ATF agent testify at Congressional hearing on how guns slipped across border

What are your credit-related horror stories?

Big credit unions say processing costs 2 cents per swipe, lower than Fed's planned 12-cent cap

New consumer agency examines opaque credit scoring process

Lobbying brawl sidesteps the real fee-setters: card companies

Western Sky Financial’s website features a logo with three teepees and a toll-free number for customers to apply for an overnight loan. A no

States have cut $2.1 billion from their mental health budgets over the last three fiscal years, and more slashing is expected in coming week

The federal agency that oversees cyber security for the government could stand to be a little more secure itself, according to an audit rele

The State Department’s internal watchdog has released a report stamped “sensitive but unclassified” that assesses a unit in charge of fighti

The Department of Homeland Security is using the wrong mathematic approach to assess the risk of terrorist attacks, which means that “only l

Health studies still do not adequately root out differences between men and women, according to a new report from the National Academy of Sc

Among the many legislative leftovers still sitting in the freezer as the 111th Congress adjourns, the Public Online Information Act (POIA) l