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Name calling won't silence investigative reporting

By Bill Buzenberg

How a Verizon flack's tweet clinched more readers for our wireless investigation.

Wireless companies fight for their futures

By Allan Holmes

A rare auction of wireless spectrum may determine who controls your cell phone.

Comcast, Time Warner rivals may see opportunity in mega-merger

By Allan Holmes

The Comcast-Time Warner merger may be embraced by industry rivals who see an opportunity for their own deals.

Corporate subsidy deals don’t always deliver

By Julie Patel

Popular business incentive programs can help politicians win favor with voters and companies.

T-Mobile’s lobbying spending may be paying off

By Allan Holmes

The No. 4 wireless carrier sees its lobbying investments paying off in D.C.

Top U.S. corporations funneled $173 million to political nonprofits

By Michael Beckel

Analysis of company disclosures reveals steady flow of cash from corporations to social welfare organizations, trade associations.

AT&T buoyed in lobbying push against spectrum auction limits

By Allan Holmes

Expect telecom giant to fight FCC on spectrum auction limits following T-Mobile airwaves purchase.

IMPACT: Treasury to open Comerica deal to new bids after CPI report

By Daniel Wagner

Multimillion-dollar government deal with Comerica will be re-bid in 2015 after reports of lack of transparency and competition.

Civil rights group's FCC positions reflect industry funding, critics say

By Jason McLure

Civil rights organization often agrees with industry backers on FCC issues.

'Upset' emissions: Flares in the air, worry on the ground

By Kristen Lombardi and Andrea Fuller

Residents living along the chemical corridor of Texas and Louisiana often encounter 'upset' emissions -- triggering pollution, health fears.

Warehouse worker lawsuit targets Walmart

By Jim Morris and Adithya Sambamurthy

Warehouse laborers, citing oppressive conditions and unpaid wages, contend Walmart is among those responsible.

Surveillance requests to cellphone carriers surge

By The Associated Press

Police agencies made 1.3 million surveillance requests to US cellphone carriers in 2011

Judge in Citigroup case has bucked trend of rubber stamping SEC settlements

SEC has long history of settling cases without requiring companies to admit guilt

Heart testing bill signed by Perry required unnecessary tests, critics charge

By Rochelle Sharpe

Medical experts say measure signed by Perry requires unnecessary testing

As they lobby for a tax holiday, some big multinational players say they've got plenty of cash on hand

By John Aloysius Farrell and Aaron Mehta

Big corporations seeking tax holiday are sitting on billions in U.S.

Charities supporting AT&T’s buyout of T-Mobile have financial incentive

By Jason McLure

Charities that received big dollars from AT&T supporting phone giant's buyout of T-Mobile

Mortgage industry tanks, fraud continues at Countrywide

By Michael Hudson

As the mortgage industry melted down, fraud investigator kept up the pressure, soon lost her job

Windfalls of war: Taxpayers get hammered by Pentagon attempts to "one-stop-shop"

By Sharon Weinberger

Pentagon abused its sole-source authority on weapons from tankers to choppers

Dodd-Frank author is proudest of "skin in the game" requirement for mortgage securitizers

By Shirley Gao

Rep. Barney Frank defends Dodd-Frank law as first anniversary nears

DuPont considered, then rejected, safer handling method for chemical that killed worker

By Jim Morris

DuPont ignored near-miss accidents, poor maintenance at W. Virginia planted to poor maintenance

Boeing pocketed millions by overcharging Army, IG report finds

By Ben Wieder

Boeing overcharged the Army $13 million for helicopter parts

Bank of America, tech VP clash over money-laundering detection

By Michael Hudson

Bank of America Corp. faces myriad disputes with whistleblowers, state attorneys general, and homeowners after surviving the U.S. financial

Customers close accounts to protest Wall Street, abusive lending practices

Angry at Wall Street over the financial crisis and consumer credit practices seen as predatory, some consumers have opted to close their acc

Obama’s new chief of staff sought to loosen post-Enron corporate reforms

By Michael Hudson

William M. Daley, President Barack Obama's new chief of staff, is a major Wall Street player who sought to loosen corporate reform laws and

Reform reading: Big banks take on CFTC over policing of derivatives

By Julie Vorman

A roundup of news and commentary to help consumers monitor the transparency and accountability of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law. ...

Reform reading: JPMorgan CEO not embarrassed to be banker

By Julie Vorman

A roundup of news and commentary to help consumers monitor the transparency and accountability of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law....

NEPA exemptions: The dirty dozen list

By Kristen Lombardi

Explore our list of polluting companies who have benefited from multimillion-dollar stimulus grants and broad exemptions under the National

Details of deals between banks and colleges spur reaction

By Ben Protess

Student credit card story inspires a Congressman, a one-woman protest and some citizen journalism

As student credit card debt rises, banks quietly reward schools

By Ben Protess and Jeannette Neumann

Colleges make millions selling access and addresses to Bank of America

No. 1 of The Subprime 25: Countrywide Financial Corp.

otal high-interest loans 2005-2007: At least $97.2 billion

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