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 email@example.com) 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:
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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A Dayton Daily News computer analysis of Occupational Safety and Health Administration Records shows that from 1972 to 1990, Sparrows Point, a steel corporation, was inspected and cited 26 times in workers' deaths or serious-injury accidents. This is more than any other facility in the country. Employees say the company has put steel ahead of workers' lives. The records show the company violated government safety standards, failed to adequately train workers, and failed to at on employee complaints about hazards. This is part 2 of a 5 part series.
Tags: OSHA; Bethlehem Steel Facility; injury accidents; Occupational Safety and Health Administration Records; steel; hazards; safety practices; forklift; cranes; Sparrows Point; storage tank; carbon monoxide; OSHA violations; Armco Steel Corp; The Sorg Paper Co.; Dayton Walther Corp.; General Motors Corp.; Butler County Common Pleas Court; union; faulty breaks; steel corporations; amputations; burns; eye injury; concealing injuries
Bloomberg Markets reveals that since the mid-1980s Enron executives played fast and loose with the rules. The magazine quotes a University of Michigan professor and former CEO of American Motors Corp. as saying "Enron for years was a swashbuckling, buccaneering, wild-eyed group of self-satisfied renegades. They acted as if rules didn't apply to them." Among other things, Markets reveals that Michael Milken had connections to Enron.
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.
Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.) details how a car dealer bilked the General Motors Acceptance Corp. of more than $6 billion in a pyramid scheme that enabeled him to build a $400 million business empire; reveals how the man's arrest touched off a massive corruption probe in the town of Brookhaven, N.Y., where 20 public officials have been implicated in a decade-long bribe-taking scheme, April - December 1992. * NY Cooper Falk Lander Slackman Wick Wilson Zehren
Detroit News finds that the General Motors Corp. secretly helped finance and run a Michigan Attorney General sting investigation of car-repair shops that compete with the automaker, Oct. 20 - 23, 1991.
Dayton Daily News reports on toxins that are emitted from smokestacks and industrial plants in the Dayton area; many of the dangerous neighborhoods are inhabited by workers and their families, November 1989.