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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 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:
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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.
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The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on a study "to determine whether state exams already given to high-school students may one day replace the SAT in college admissions." The story package sheds light on both students' and colleges' concerns about SAT, and details how the questions for the test are engineered. It also looks at the test-taking business side, and reveals that high-school seniors who take the test yield an annual revenue stream of more that $200-million. "The SAT may also continue to thrive because the alternatives to the test are embryonic, too expensive, or lacking in political support," the Chronicle finds.
The seed companies say the plants they've created are safe. But who's to know what will come from a romp in the field with an untamed weed? Discover examines genetically engineered crops that produce high-yield, insect-resistant breeds of corn, soybeans, sorghum and sunflowers..
Agricultural biotechnology, with its promise of high crop yields and dramatic reduction in pesticide use, has been touted as the way to feed the world's escalating population and reduce environmental damage from farming. Ever since the mid-1970s, when scientists found an easy way to copy genes and then transfer them to other species, the potential benefits to agriculture seemed extraordinary. It didn't take a visionary to see that corn engineered to produce more oil might have added value as animal feed or that soybeans packed with more protein might lead to a healthier human diet. But some companies also view the fast-growing industry (20 percent annually by some estimates) as a way to stay a step ahead of increasing regulations on pesticides and maintain market dominance.