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 "share value" ...
Investment Conflict on Wall Street: "Wall Street's Dumping Ground" and "Bank Funds Draining Investors"
"Wall Street's five largest investment banks helped banking clients - and neglected investor interests - during the stock market boom and bust by loading up in-house mutual funds with shares of client companies that pay the banks millions in fees. Funds at Citigroup, Merrill Lynch, and three other banks held on to millions of shares of client companies during the 2000-2003 market slump, even though the value of the shares plummeted as much as 99 percent."
CBS News explores the "controversial practice of patenting human genes," and warns that it can possibly have adverse effects on the development of health care, as researchers do not share scientific knowledge anymore. The report tells the stories of two homosexuals who felt like "walking miracles" because their AIDS tests continued to come up negative. They offered themselves for research and contributed to a genetic discovery that explained their immunity. Now Steve Crohn and Eric Fuchs insist on becoming co-owners of the rare gene that has been patented by the research organization, CBS reports. The segment extensively quotes Lori Andrews, adviser to Congress on biotech issues, whose point is that "greed has become a cultural value in health care."
Wall Street Journal tells the story of big money and big ambition gone awry in a promising technology start-up.. ICG Communications, a telecommunication upstart that provided Internet services, is heading toward Chapter 11 despite industry titans pouring money into the company. ICG borrowed heavily to grow fast, but could not manage its growth. The CEO, a politically-connected jet-setter, was rarely seen in office during troubled times. His shares valued at $88 million in March, is now worth only $980,000.
The Minneapolis StarTribune examines the financial health of the top 100 publicly held companies in the state. It listed companies according to their revenues. The 4-part series finds that as many companies' share prices went up as went down. It also finds that sales and market values at the biggest companies are at record levels even though profits are falling. The series also lists the highest paid CEO's in the state and the highest paid female executives.
The Looting and Smuggling and Fencing and Hoarding of Impossibly Precious, Feathered and Scaly Wild Things.
The New York Times Magazine reports 'inside the $10 billion black market in endangered animals... Wildlife for sale. The trade in exotic animals - especially protected, threatened and endangered species - is not usually thought to occupy a huge share in the global market of illegal goods smuggled across borders. But in recent years, only illegal drugs have outstripped the cash value of the living and dead wildlife that sluices through a black market toward trophy hunters, pet enthusiasts and devotees of traditional medicines."
The Daily Advertiser investigates self-styled Klansman Darrell Flinn, who gained national exposure after an arrest related to his public access TV show "The Klan in Akadiana". Flinn describes himself as a minister, an adherent of a religious philosophy that forbids interracial romance, a promoter of "white pride," an advocate of non-violent methods to fight reverse discrimination, a man who upholds family values. But the series revealed Flinn abused his ex-wife, shared an apartment with a black woman and failed to pay child support for two of his children. (Dec. 17-20, 1996)
Business Week finds evidence of lavish spending and questionable investments by top management at Allegheny International, despite a 70 percent tumble in market value of public shares.