These Professors Make More Than a Thousand Bucks an Hour Peddling Mega-Mergers
Inside the world of M&A consulting.
Inside the world of M&A consulting.
The Obama administration was supposed to fight corporate concentration. In the airline industry, at least, it didn’t work out that way.
Tens of thousands of people every year are sent to jail based on the results of a $2 roadside drug test. Widespread evidence shows that these tests routinely produce false positives. Why are police departments and prosecutors still using them?
There’s software used across the country to predict future criminals. It’s racist.
Philanthropist and private equity mogul David Rubenstein is lauded for his patriotic donations, including half the cost of repairing the Washington Monument. He also helped save a controversial tax break billionaires love.
The hedge fund manager making a bet that Wall Street can solve the water crisis in the West.
How a woman whose muscles disappeared discovered she shared a disease with a muscle-bound Olympic medalist.
The DEA warns that drugs are funding terror. But is the agency stopping threats or staging them?
We know that certain programs can help prevent gun deaths among black men. No one in Washington seems to care.
Five Vietnamese-American journalists were killed on American soil between 1981 and 1990. The prime suspects? Members of the National United Front for the Liberation of Vietnam, a group of former military commanders from South Vietnam.
Racial discrimination and the collection of small consumer debts.
An Alabama woman took the equivalent of one Valium during her pregnancy. A few weeks after she gave birth, she became one of more than 1,800 new and expecting mothers arrested under the state’s chemical endangerment law.
The chaos of a group home in Long Beach, California.
An investigation into why the West is running out of water.
The labyrinth of policies that reward Arizona farmers for growing cotton, which uses six times as much water as lettuce and 60 percent more than wheat.
The woman who found the water to keep Las Vegas growing, for better or worse.
How a century-old water deal is encouraging waste and worsening the drought.
How the achievement of moving water comes at an enormous cost to the environment.
Ground water and surface water stores are interconnected. But we count them twice.
Alberto Salazar is one of the most celebrated running coaches in the world. Is he also a cheater?
When an accountant decided to call foul on Halliburton’s financial record-keeping, he thought he was doing the right thing. He spent 10 years fighting for the courts to agree.
An investigation into the steady dismantling of safety nets for injured workers.
The barely monitored use by cops of flashbangs, or military-style grenades.
Michael Brown beat the odds by graduating from high school before his death—odds that remain stacked against black students in St. Louis and the rest of the country.
How a major American company helped bring Charles Taylor to power in Liberia.
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.
How a Chinese national, with the help of a suspected spy, disappeared with laptops and hard drives that may have contained sensitive information from the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center.
For many, the answer from the state is “yes.” An investigation into what legally determines a person’s ability to parent.
Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education, Southern schools have been resegregated.
There are 45,000 service members missing in action from WWII and other wars who experts say are recoverable. Last year, the U.S. brought home 60 of them.