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Chris Dodd's Departure Could Endanger Potential Consumer Protection Agency

Ben Protess and Lagan Sebert | Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's the question buzzing around Washington and Wall Street this week: Will Sen. Christopher Dodd's sudden retirement announcement further jeopardize ...

Food Lobby Mobilizes, As Soda Tax Bubbles Up

HuffPost Investigative Fund | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

By Christine Spolar, Huffington Post Investigative Fund and Joseph Eaton, Staff Writer, Center for Public Integrity Washington lobbyists have been en...

Under Attack, Credit Raters Turn to the First Amendment

HuffPost Investigative Fund | By Ben Protess and Lagan Sebert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Editor's note: This is the first of three articles by the Investigative Fund on the credit rating companies. To help with the investigation, sign up ...

In Reversal Of Bush Policy, EPA Launches New Study of Atrazine's Health Effects

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Danielle Ivory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Environmental Protection Agency today reversed its stance on the potential hazards of atrazine, one of the most commonly-used herbicides in the co...

Some Nonprofit Student Lenders Accused Of Misconduct

Huffington Post | Jeannnette Neumann, Cezary Podkul, Delphine Reuter and Andrew Tobin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As the cost of college continues to skyrocket, students are increasingly seeking loans from nonprofits--state-based organizations often viewed as an a...

In Reversal, Insurance Plan Will Cover Boy's Prosthetic Arm

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Danielle Ivory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

[This story was updated Dec. 4, 2009. See editor's note below.] A Michigan health insurance plan will make a one-time exception and cover a $30,000...

Help Us Investigate Health Information Technology

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Adam Clark Estes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Huffington Post Investigative Fund will be covering the progress of health information technology reform. Are you a patient who has begun tracking...

Chris Turner: Rape Called A "Pre-Existing Condition" By Woman's Insurance Company

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Danielle Ivory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Christina Turner feared that she might have been sexually assaulted after two men slipped her a knockout drug. She thought she was taking proper preca...

The Fate Of A Subprime Loan: Can This Mad Hold On To His Mortgage? (VIDEO)

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Christine MacDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(Second of two articles about the roots of the subprime lending bubble.)With the housing boom still in full force in early 2006, Long Beach Mortgage C...

Help Us Investigate Bank Failures

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Adam Clark Estes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Did your bank fail? Has that had an impact on you - whether in interest rates or something else? Do you work for a faltering or collapsed bank? Pro...

Help Us Investigate Rating Agencies

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Adam Clark Estes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Huffington Post Investigative Fund continuing to report on the causes and consequences of the financial crisis. Ben Protess, who published the fir...

Where Is The Bank Bailout Money Going? (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Where exactly is all of the bailout money going? Today, McClatchy addresses growing concerns over the lack of true oversight in government's enormous ...

Home Loans Brokered By Nonprofits Helped Fuel The Housing Crisis

The Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Jeff Horwitz and Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Before the housing boom got underway in the late 1990s, a California nonprofit group hatched an idea to help families who qualified for government-bac...

How Dick Morris Is Making Seniors Feverish About Health Care Reform (VIDEO)

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Ben Protess and Lagan Sebert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Standing in a medical exam room, a neurosurgeon in a white lab coat stares solemnly into the camera and warns that President Obama's health care plan ...

Join Our Investigation: How Often Do Health Insurers Deny Claims?

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Adam Clark Estes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Amid all the loud arguments about the proper role for government and private companies in American health care, one point often seems lost: Exactly ho...

In Health Care, Number Of Claims Denied Remains A Mystery

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Danielle Ivory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Are health insurance companies generally being fair and honest when they reject claims from policy holders? That would seem to be an important ques...

Business Groups Step Up Campaign To Block Obama's Consumer Agency

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Christine Spolar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A new federal consumer protection agency is emerging as the centerpiece of the Obama administration's financial reforms, prompting banking companies a...

Robocalls Banned By Government? Not So Much

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Ben Protess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's dinnertime, the phone rings and it might be someone important. Instead, you hear a recorded voice: "Congratulations! You've been pre-approved for...

Energy Projects Lag In Stimulus Spending

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Gary Cohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President Obama has pledged to transform the nation's energy policy and has made renewable energy a cornerstone of the $787 billion stimulus package, ...

Hussam Mohammed Amin: Former Iraqi Weapons Monitor Describes U.S. Abuse For First Time

Michael Bronner | Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By Michael Bronner Special to the Huffington Post Investigative Fund Major General Hussam Mohammed Amin, named the "Six of Clubs" on the Bush Admi...

Water Utilities Lack Proper Filters For Weed-Killer

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Danielle Ivory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Results from a federal drinking water monitoring program show that many public water companies are ineffective at removing a widely used weed-killer f...

Geithner Moves To New Home, But Some Question His Temporary Digs

Special to the Huffington Post Investigative Fund | By Philip Shenon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has finally moved into a permanent home after eight months in Washington, leaving behind some lingering questions ...

EPA Fails To Inform Public About Weed-Killer In Drinking Water (VIDEO)

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Danielle Ivory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

One of the nation's most widely-used herbicides has been found to exceed federal safety limits in drinking water in four states, but water customers h...

DNA Testing of Detained Immigrants Easier Said Than Done

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Ben Protess And Emily Witt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Seven months after the federal government gave final approval to a controversial plan to collect DNA samples from undocumented immigrants, the program...

Lobbying Showdown Over The Future Of Student Loans

Special To The Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Danielle Knight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Sallie Mae, the nation's largest provider of student loans, saw the possibility of its own extinction in a plan advanced by the Obama administrat...