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More bloodshed in Monterrey

August 26, 2011

After the latest news from Mexico where armed men torched a casino in Monterrey, killing at least 52 people, it’s a good time to re-read Robin Emmott’s special report “If Monterrey falls, Mexico falls.”

Is it time for a stockation?

August 19, 2011

By Matt Goldstein

It’s too soon to say whether the recent madness on Wall Street will drive away ordinary investors from the stock market, but the trend lines certainly aren’t looking good.

Venezuela’s embarrassment of riches — oil

August 17, 2011

Today’s special report, “Pension fund scandal shakes up Venezuelan oil giant,” examines state oil company PDVSA and the problems it has exploiting what are said by OPEC to be the world’s largest known reserves of crude oil.

The shell games continue

August 15, 2011

Laurence Fletcher and a team of reporters from Canberra to the small town of Apache Junction in Arizona have a special report today that is the latest in our series “Shell Games,” exploring the extent and impact of corporate secrecy in the United States and beyond.

Big losses for John Paulson

August 10, 2011

Today’s special report “The perils of Paulson” takes a look at hedge fund king John Paulson, who shot to fame by calling the U.S. housing market crash in 2007, and making a lot of money out of it. This year, his funds are not doing so well.

Can the SEC learn from its mistakes?

July 27, 2011

All too often, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission gives its critics plenty of ammunition to complain about.

Fake documents suggest bigger problem

July 19, 2011

Action in March by federal  bank regulators wasn’t enough to scare banks away from the way they handled foreclosures. Reuters found that big banks that service mortgage loans continue to use robo-signers, file false documents and mislead courts in their efforts to take houses from homeowners delinquent on their mortgages.

Ethics in economics? Who cares?

July 8, 2011

Back in December, a Reuters investigation examined the ties between economists who testify to Congress on financial regulation and big financial institutions.

The end of an era for British tabloids?

July 7, 2011

No sooner had our special report today on British tabloids hit the wire than Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp shocked everybody by announcing it would close down the 168-year-old News of the World.

Wyoming Secretary of State talks back

June 30, 2011

On Tuesday, a Reuters Special Report called “A Little House of Secrets on the Great Plains ” explored the questionable – and sometimes illegal practices – of several businesses incorporated at a single-family home in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The 1,700-sq. ft, brick house is the address of a business incorporation specialist called Wyoming Corporate Services, which has set up more than 2,000 companies there, according to incorporation records.