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The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
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This Newsday investigation finds nearly half of the Bush administration appointees come from corporations, law or lobbyists. This put them in a position where they could use the system to pass laws that helped their industries and in turn help their businesses. One of the instances that this story talks about is the regulations regarding pollution have been eased by the Bush administration. The administration turned over the federal environmental agencies to lobbyists that launched an effort to rewrite pollutions rules, ease curbs on the development of natural areas, and allow more drilling.
These stories revealed crucial information undermining the U.S. Air Force's controversial plan to lease 100 air refueling tankers from Boeing-a deal, which, if completed, would have cost U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars more than if traditional purchasing were used. "Under the Radar" deals with documents showing how Boeing pushed a plane that even some military officials doubted was right for the job. It also revealed how the Air Force relied on Boeing to shape the basic performance requirements for the tanker and let the company devise the financial structure of the costly, unusual lease agreement. "Stormy Weather" discloses a perverse effect of the derailing of the lease proposal.
Tags: U.S. Air Force; air refueling tankers; Boeing; taxpayers; Air Force officials; Congress; White House; Pentagon; White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card; endorsement; tanker planes; Lockheed C-5 transport; Lockheed C-17 transport; Continental Airlines; lobbying campaign; European Aeronautic Defense and Space Co.; Senate Commerce Committee; EADS; Congressional Budget Office; Defense Department; Air Force Air Mobility Command; Fleet Viability Board; General Accounting Office
The Wall Street Journal looks at the battle between the two major rivals in the airplane business - Boeing and Airbus. The story focuses on a "critical sales pitch at prestigious Singapore airlines" in May 2000, which ended with Singapore selecting the planes of Boeing's main rival, Airbus. The article examines the role of Joe Sutter, "the living legend in the world of big jets," in today's management of Boeing Co, and finds that he has helped Boeing to beat back the challenge posed by the new Airbus A380.
The Wall Street Journals looks at how the "merger mania [that] gave birth to new behemoths" has changed the way that big companies are being managed. The story finds that now "dumb moves or stumbles are subject to much greater scrutiny, decisions must be made quickly, with limited information," and "vastly expanded overseas operations can make ... communicating with employees increasingly difficult." The article examines the strategy of the biggest U.S. corporate structures and reveals how their managers have accommodated their companies' growth. The author concludes that "technology and delegating help tame the barrage of data, deals, [and] decisions."
Tags: CEOs; mergers and acquisitions; employees; decision-making; Dell Computer Corp.; General Motors Corp.; Boeing Co.; Procter & Gamble Co.; Kimberly-Clark Corp.; Nortel Networks Corp.; Cisco Systems Inc.
Cost overruns and "flawed management" lead the Defense Department to dock $21 million in bonus payments to the Boeing Co, Bloomberg News reports. Boeing is the prime contractor for the missile defense program.
This Seattle Times two-part series goes beyond the hoopla surrounding the introduction of a new airplane model to examine whether federal safety regulators let the Boeing Co. bend rules too far in pioneering new technology and reveals the nature of the risk posed to the flying public. See also file 12729. (June 4 - 5 1995)