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:
Search results for "economic downturn" ...
In one of the worst economic downturns, 13 Investigates discovered the State of Indiana wasting Millions of hard-earned taxpayer dollars on late fees. From one state agency to another, tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars trickled away as the Governor and his administration turned a blind eye.
The AP examines "how and where" the money from President Obama's economic stimulus bill is being spent. The series reveals the federal money isn't being allocated in quite the way it was expected and that some of the nation's most financially deprived communities are being missed.
The paper examined the state's philosophy on being tough on crime but in a time of economic downturn, it may be better to increase the use of less costly probation for nonviolent offenders.
This series ties lax credit card lending and punishing fee practices to the housing boom, to consumers' mounting financial distress, and to the economic downturn. The reports revealed that during the housing boom, banks sharply raised card limits in part because of a surge in home equity, much of it now vanished. Then banks guided borrowers to tap into rising home equity to pay off card balances, putting their homes at risk.
An economic downturn in South Korea resulted in a number of middle-class households falling into poverty. The adults in these households became unable to properly care for their children, who were left to survive on their own. In many cases, these children were forced to bed, and some chose to commit suicide. Using data from government documents, the reporters discovered an average of 28 children were abandoned each day while the government stood by.
The Lending Squeeze; Consumer Debt Levels Increase as Business Loads Drop; Job Losses but No Crisis With Flight of L.A Banks; U.S Slowdown Begins To Show Up in L.A Statistics; Lenders Growing Cold To Auto Lease Market; Hard Ball For Hard Money: Sub-Prime Lenders Thrive; Private Investors Step in as Traditional Leaders Retrench
In the midst of an economic downturn, loan defaulters in L.A are giving bank managers the nightmares. With their non-performing loan ratios being pushed to their highest level in five years, banks are taking some stringent measures. Like tightening loan standards and pursuing new lines of businesses. The article also talks about the increase in the levels of consumer debts against a contrasting dip in business loads and various aspects of the chill that's engulfing the lending business.
The Wall Street Journal conducts a computer analysis of federal employment records and finds that America's blacks were the only racial group to suffer a net job loss during the 1990 - 91 economic downturn, while whites, Hispanics and Asians gained thousands of jobs; study shows that some of the nation's largest corporations shed black employees at the most disproportionate rate, Sept. 14, 1993. # NY Sharpe CAJ Equal Employment Opportunity Commission