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The Crandall Canyon min in Huntington, Utah collapsed, killing six miners and a subsequent cave-ion took the lives of three rescuers. The event was blamed on a mine bounce, when pressure from the roof causes the thick coal pillars supporting the roof to explode. Several months earlier in March a major bounce occurred 900 feet from where the collapse in August happened, and it was never reported to federal mine regulators. Mining experts wondered why the federal regulators approved the original mine plan to begin with.
The Journal reports that companies that choose to downsize often find that "profits are hurt, customers and suppliers lost, employees miffed." The story looks at mistakes that Kodak, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Continental Airlines and Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance have made in their efforts to save money.
Newsday looks at a housing scam in Suffolk County, involving predatory lending practices. The investigation reports a complex mortgage fraud scheme orchestrated by Isaac Toussie and his father Robert Toussie, and reveals that the HUD department has filed felony charges against Toussie and 19 others. "Toussie worked in concert with real estate attorneys, mortgage bankers and appraisers to enrich himself by selling overpriced homes to unexperienced first-time buyers, mostly minorities from the city," Newsday reports. The articles also expose the close business ties between the one of the developers and the top county real estate official.