Reuters Investigates

Steve Cohen and the law of big numbers

February 23, 2011

By Matthew Goldstein

All too often the bigger an investment fund gets, the more difficult it is to continue to generate blowout returns.

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California hopes carbon market sparks innovation

February 17, 2011

OBAMA/California's lonely attempt to take on climate change by setting up a cap-and-trade market for carbon is all about jobs for many in the Golden State -- as shown in a Reuters Special Report issued today.

China’s U.S. debt holdings make it a powerful negotiator

February 17, 2011

Worrying about the power China has over the U.S. as America’s largest foreign creditor has become a national pastime. It’s a bipartisan issue in Congress and a favorite subject among pundits lamenting the decline in U.S. influence around the world. But could China really use its Treasury purchases to shape U.S. policy? Diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks and obtained by Reuters suggest that has already happened.

ElBaradei: From nuclear diplomat to Cairo politics

February 16, 2011

EGYPT/ELBARADEI-SQUAREWho is Mohamed ElBaradei, the professional Egyptian opposition figure who joined the ranks of disaffected Eypgtians to topple President Hosni Mubarak after thirty years in power?  Does the 68-year-old diplomat and lawyer have what it takes to become Egypt’s next president if it holds free and fair elections? 

The hurricane guessing game

February 9, 2011

Unpredictable weather is making life difficult for insurers — see today’s special report: ”Extreme weather batters the insurance industry.”

Jamie Dimon: Good banker? Bad banker?

February 4, 2011

The U.S. mortgage business is a “mess” in need of overhaul, JPMorgan Chief Executive Jamie Dimon reckons.

WikiLeaks, OpenLeaks, GreenLeaks and more leaks

January 28, 2011

A Reuters exclusive details the emergence of two anti-corporate, WikiLeaks-style websites in Europe, both called GreenLeaks. The sites promise to leak confidential documents regarding environmental abuses by a host of industries.

In Gatsby country, tea and red ink

January 27, 2011

TAXES/NASSAU-TEAPARTYLocated just east of New York City and the setting for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby,” Nassau County makes an unexpected backdrop for a fiscal crisis. It is one of America’s wealthiest counties and, according to Forbes, it has the highest concentration of affluent neighborhoods in the United States.

A peek inside our layer

January 21, 2011

We stepped into the new new Media Universe for our report on Augmented Reality, creating our own app which will alert anyone using it (iPhone or Android-phones only so far) when they are near one of the new movers and shakers of the business. It wasn’t so hard — you can see how we did it here.

Boeing’s extreme outsourcing

January 20, 2011

Today’s special report from Kyle Peterson takes an in-depth look at the development of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner. Boeing went further than ever before in outsourcing much of the work on the plane, upsetting its unionized workers in the Seattle area. This graphic shows why.