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Big banks grow, every state hit hard since recession

Federally insured institutions as a whole continue to rebound since the Great Recession. Total assets, capital, deposits, profits and reserves have all collectively improved, according to an analysis of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) data by the Investigative Reporting Workshop, which looked at fourth-quarter FDIC data from December 2007 to December 2015 to get a …

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NPR’s Sullivan enjoys ‘digging down’

She uncovered the flaws behind the bail-bond system for a National Public Radio program “Bonding for Profit,” and spent a summer gutting fish in Alaska, so NPR correspondent Laura Sullivan is no stranger to investigative journalism or personal challenges. Her latest venture: the world of television documentaries as the PBS FRONTLINE correspondent for “Business of …

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Business of Disaster

PBS FRONTLINE, NPR and IRW examine why thousands of residents of New Jersey and New York are still struggling more than three years after a huge East Coast storm devastated their communities.

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Salmonella still leading source of foodborne illness

Salmonella sickens more than 1 million Americans every year, with about 200,000 illnesses caused by contaminated poultry. Some strains of salmonella are becoming antibiotic resistant, making them more severe and difficult to treat. Key Findings of ‘The Trouble with Chicken’ investigation: Twenty years after the major E. coli 0157 outbreak from Jack-in-the-Box hamburgers highlighted the …

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The Trouble with Chicken

Is our food-safety process working? About one in four pieces of raw chicken is contaminated with salmonella, with some strains of the bacteria becoming more severe. FRONTLINE investigates the spread of these dangerous pathogens at a time when Americans are consuming more chicken than ever. The program, a co-production with the Workshop, traces a major …