Friday, September 26

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Inside the New York Fed: Secret Recordings and a Culture Clash

When Carmen Segarra was hired to examine Goldman Sachs for the New York Fed, she bought a small recorder and began taping her meetings. Here is what she found before she was fired.

Listen to the radio version of this story from This American Life.

Tuesday, September 23

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Larry Ellison Bought an Island in Hawaii. Now What?

How the tech billionaire came to own 87,000 acres, three hotels, a wastewater treatment plant, a cemetery and 380 cats.

Saturday, September 20

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How the Ray Rice Scandal Unfolded

An investigation into who knew what, and when.

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The Secret World of the Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Kings

Why America, and every other street in Massachusetts, runs (or will eventually run) on Dunkin’.

Tuesday, September 9

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The Trans-Everything CEO

A profile of the highest-paid female executive in America, who was born male.

Friday, September 5

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How to Get Into an Ivy League College—Guaranteed

Tony Ma will bet you as much as $600,000 to train your student for college acceptance. If the student gets into their top choice school, Ma takes the cash. Rejected? He gets nothing.

Thursday, September 4

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The Churn

A Texas border town fails to keep up.

Monday, September 1

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Steven Seagal's Fight for Mother Russia

The aging action star’s second wind abroad: political maneuvering, many guns and, most importantly, a market for his B movies.

Friday, August 29

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Jerry Football

A profile of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

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Hollywood's Big-Money YouTube Hit Factory

Established media companies used to sue YouTube. Now they’re betting on it.

Wednesday, August 27

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What Happened to Motorola

The anatomy of a collapse.

Friday, August 22

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The Hedge Fund and the Despot

The Wall Street firm that bailed out Robert Mugabe.