Separated by law: Families torn apart by 1996 immigration measure

By Susan Ferriss and Amy Isackson

Immigration measure has split husbands from wives, children from parents.

Excerpts from this story referencing "ABC":

"… her in English, but she answers in Spanish. She can sing a version of the ABC song with a heavy Spanish accent. She can say “see you later,” and “ …"

Borrower Nightmares: Navy pension signed over as collateral for costly quick cash

By Jason McLure

Retired Navy doctor will pay eventual $242,000 for pension "loan" of $92,000

Excerpts from this story referencing "Pension":

"… s Co., which does business as Retired Military Financial Services and U.S. Pension Funding., said it has given Pension “buy-outs” to nearly 500 retired a …"

ANALYSIS: Imagine primary care without the need for costly health insurance

By Wendell Potter

ANALYSIS: Primary care doctors eliminate insurance middleman

Excerpts from this story referencing "one of the founders":

"… of the leaders of the movement is Garrison Bliss, a Seattle doctor who is one of the founders of an alliance of docs called the Direct Primary Care Coalition.Direct pri …"

Green bundler with the golden touch

By Ronnie Greene and Matthew Mosk

Investor Steve Westly straddles the worlds of venture capital, presidential fundraising and government advising

Excerpts from this story referencing "George Kaiser":

"… solar power firm whose financial backers include Oklahoma oil billionaire George Kaiser, a bundler who raised at least $50,000 for the president’s campaign in 2 …"

Elizabeth Warren's hands tied in payday lending oversight

The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is given broad powers to regulate non-traditional financial institutions. But it can't cap the

Excerpts from this story referencing "one of the founders":

"… the spring, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., whose supporters reportedly include one of the founders of the payday loan industry, insisted on the interest rate provision as a …"

China steps up its lobbying game

By Marina Walker Guevara

The Chinese government is hiring the best of the best to advance its agenda

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hong Kong Trade Development Council":

"… s especially true on trade matters. Since July 1997, the government-backed Hong Kong Trade Development Council spent $7.2 million, more than any other Chinese client, to lobby on issues …"

"… plugs inThe biggest player by far with ties to the Chinese government, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, says that it doesn't work for the central government in Beijing at all.Gr …"

The influence peddlers

By Yossi Melman and Julio Godoy

Arcadi Gaydamak epitomized the business of war in the post-Cold War era – an entrepreneur with global ties to resource exploitation

Excerpts from this story referencing "Empresa de Diamantes de Angola":

"… pany, Almazy Roskii Sakha (Alrosa), and the Angolan state diamond company, Empresa de Diamantes de Angola (Endiama). Leviev, who was close to the then-head of Alrosa, Valery Rudako …"