Reuters Investigates

Coming to America, for a price

December 22, 2010

Jim Kelleher and Karin Matz teamed up with Reuters reporters in South Korea and China for a special report on what has become a cottage industry profiting from a program that allows foreigners who invest in certain small U.S. businesses to get on the fast track to U.S. residency and citizenship.

Making money for taxpayers from AIG?

December 21, 2010

The U.S. Treasury plans two large AIG stock sales in 2011 and is mulling ways to maximize its returns as it extricates itself from the unpopular bailout, we reported today in our special report “Inside AIG’s tortuous turnaround.”

Full disclosure, or not

December 20, 2010

USA/Our latest special report, “For some professors, disclosure is academic,” examines the question of academic independence in the world of economics.

Dumb money on Wall Street

December 20, 2010

Jonathan Spicer’s special report on dumb money in the stock market shows how a few powerful financial institutions make money from retail investors, and why the system is coming under scrutiny.

An economic giant’s Achilles heel

December 16, 2010

A year ago, Nick Carey went on a road trip around America for a project called “Route to Recovery” that took him to places hit hardest by the recession. Nick went to Saginaw, Michigan, this time for a follow-up special report on the manufacturing sector and structural unemployment: “Is America the sick man of the globe?”

Appraisal hell

December 14, 2010

USA-HOUSING/APPRAISALSSenior personal finance correspondent Linda Stern has been delving into the housing market for a special report on home appraisals — “What’s a home worth? Pick a number, any number

How Mendax made WikiLeaks a sensation

December 13, 2010

WIKILEAKS-ASSANGE/ARREST By Mark Hosenball

On Tuesday, Julian Assange, the controversial Australian-born founder and frontman of the WikiLeaks website is scheduled to appear in a London courtroom for the latest hearing on a request by Swedish authorities that he be extradited to Sweden for questioning in a sexual misconduct investigation.

China’s rebalancing act puts consumer to the fore

December 10, 2010

consumerWal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, now has 189 stories in China, according to its website. Soon it will have many more.  The U.S. chain has announced plans to open a series of “compact hypermarkets”, using a bare-bones model developed in Latin America, the Financial Times said.

WikiLeaks: What really happened in Sweden

December 8, 2010

WIKILEAKS-ASSANGE/Some supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange see a conspiracy behind Swedish prosecutors’ efforts to question him there on sexual misconduct charges. The prosecutors deny their move is political.

The robosigning story goes on

December 6, 2010

Shares Lender Processing Services Inc fell as much as 9.8 percent at one point on Monday after Scot Paltrow’s special report said the company, which helps banks manage mortgage foreclosure documentation, faces more serious legal troubles than it previously disclosed. The stock closed 5.77 percent down for the day.