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Government & Politics

Controversy, yes. Hostility, no

Ms. Yellen will face hostile questioning from Republican senators who oppose the Fed’s policy of quantitative easing. (Financial Times, Nov. 13) Many analysts had predicted a rough hearing for Ms.

Silver Award: ‘United States of Subsidies’

Barlett & Steele Silver Award Winner “The United States of Subsidies”By Louise StoryThe New York Times It seemed like a simple question: how much money do cities and states spend

Silver winner: Business incentives database

Louise Story of the New York Times accomplished a major feat last year: She created an interactive state-by-state database calculating business incentives governments use to lure companies and create jobs.

10 Supreme Court cases business reporters should study

Supreme Court deliberations can seem opaque and perplexing to reporters who haven’t had constitutional history classes, or spent time covering courts. But a basic understanding of how the court operates

Finding who benefits from rising disability claims

You may already have seen the intriguing NPR report on Social Security disability claims, “Unfit for Work: The startling rise of disability claims in America.”  The report details the surge

Regulators, BBB help track down debt stories

Stephanie Hoops of the Ventura County Star first wrote about a debt collection firm with a bad reputation in 2009. California’s lack of regulators to police the industry meant the

Craig Harris: Get buy-in and do your homework

Craig Harris of The Arizona Republic won the top gold award in the Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism for his series looking into abuses in the state’s

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