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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The investigation looked into the rampant practice of illegally towing cars from private parking lots in LA and the laws that have allowed them to continue.
BUSINESSWEEK tells the tale of how roughly 90 Proctor & Gamble workers were lured into quitting their jobs by the siren's call of a local stockbroker who promised them untold riches. Bill Gibbs, the stockbroker, convinced older workers to quit their jobs so he could gain control of their company-funded retirement accounts. As Gibbs' original investments began to falter, he sank his clients' portfolios heavily into tech and Internet stocks just as those sectors were peaking and about to begin devastating declines. Within a year, most of these workers saw their life savings wiped out.
Tags: A.G. Edwards; Procter & Gamble Co.; oil; health benefits; stockbroker; investing; life insurance; retirees; tech stocks; Internet stocks; portfolio; J.D. Power and Associates Inc.; First Union Brokerage; high yields; Dow Jones Industrial Average; Dow Dividend Strategy; Individual Retirement Account; Chevron; General Electric; General Motors; International Paper; 3M; high risk stocks; bankruptcy
A WCPO-TV investigation reveals that four of Cincinnati's biggest corporate giants -- Procter & Gamble, General Electric, Kroger and Cincinnati Bell -- commissioned a secret report ten years ago aimed at cutting the insurance costs of the companies. "Afraid to lose tens of thousands of potential patients the Big Four employed, hospitals and doctors cut deals that drove down their pay." The WCPO-TV investigation found that "physicians today could earn dramatically more by just moving hours away."
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.
Business Week provided the first in-depth analysis of new racketeering charges against Bankers Trust Co. by Procter & Gamble in the two companies' ongoing, high-profile litigation. Bankers Trust and P&G have been locked in a dispute over whether Bankers misled the Cincinnati company when it sold it complex financial instruments. P&G is suing Bankers for $196 million in damages. (Oct.16, 1995)