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Senators, Regulator Call for More Scrutiny of “We Buy Ugly Houses” Company

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s head said the Department of Justice and state attorneys general should be made aware of predatory house-flipping practices, following ProPublica reporting on HomeVestors of America.

Toxic Burden

The Federal Government Plans to Reform “Star” Workplace Safety Program That Reduced Inspections at Some Manufacturers

After ProPublica raised questions about the rigor of inspections at Star Program facilities that used asbestos but received limited unannounced OSHA visits, regulators are seeking input about how to reform it.

Colorado Law Will Require Homes to Be More Wildfire Resistant

The state will develop building standards for homes in high-risk areas after ProPublica’s reporting showed previous efforts to require fire-resistant housing materials had been repeatedly stymied by developers and municipalities.

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Senators, Regulator Call for More Scrutiny of “We Buy Ugly Houses” Company

Trapped Under Trucks

New Investigation by ProPublica and FRONTLINE Reveals How Regulators and Lobbyists Blocked Measures to Prevent Deadly Crashes

Help ProPublica Report on Railroad Worker Safety

The Federal Government Plans to Reform “Star” Workplace Safety Program That Reduced Inspections at Some Manufacturers

Colorado Law Will Require Homes to Be More Wildfire Resistant

Controlled Burns Help Prevent Wildfires, Experts Say. But Regulations Have Made It Nearly Impossible to Do These Burns.

The Federal Government Accidentally Burned Down Their Houses, Then Made It Hard to Come Home

Feds Advance Portable Generator Safety Rule to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Major Chemical Company Changes Tune on Asbestos, No Longer Opposes EPA Ban

The True Dangers of Long Trains

Lawmakers Have Renewed the Effort to Ban Asbestos

EPA Asks for More Public Input on Asbestos After ProPublica and Others Reveal New Information

Senators Had Questions for the Maker of a Rent-Setting Algorithm. The Answers Were “Alarming.”

Regulatory Failure 101: What the Collapse of Silicon Valley Bank Reveals

This “Climate-Friendly” Fuel Comes With an Astronomical Cancer Risk

A Norfolk Southern Policy Lets Officials Order Crews to Ignore Safety Alerts

Regulators Overhaul Inspections of Hospice Providers

Lawmakers Attempting Takeover of Funds for Jackson’s Water System, Federal Manager Warns

What to Know About TurboTax Before You File Your Taxes This Year

The Tests Are Vital. But Congress Decided That Regulation Is Not.

Why the U.S. Is Losing the Fight to Ban Toxic Chemicals

Michigan’s Largest Utility Wants a Rate Hike as It Disconnects a High Number of Customers for Nonpayment

Senator Seeks Antitrust Review of Apartment Price-Setting Software

Lawmakers and Public Health Advocates Call for Congress to Finally Ban Asbestos

Lawsuits: A Factory Blew Asbestos Into a Neighborhood; Decades Later, Residents Are Getting Sick and Dying

USDA Plans Major Reforms to Curb Salmonella in Poultry

Justice Department Digs Into “Competition Concerns” in New England Fishing Industry

A Shut-Off Switch Was Supposed to Prevent 99% of Generator-Related Deaths. It Failed a Family of Three.

Nearly $30K Vanished From the HOA’s Account. The State Can’t Investigate the Management Company.

Why Outlawing Ghost Guns Didn’t Stop America’s Largest Maker of Ghost Gun Parts

The Fed Keeps Getting More Powerful. Is It Bad for America?

Joe Manchin’s Price for Supporting the Climate Change Bill: A Natural Gas Pipeline in His Home State

What Private Equity Firms Are and How They Operate

U.S. Senators Demand Federal Scrutiny of Private Equity’s Incursion Into Fishing

The Supreme Court’s EPA Decision Could Hamper Regulators’ Ability to Protect the Public

Congress Investigates Portable Generator Manufacturers Following Carbon Monoxide Deaths

A Republican Tried to Introduce a Commonsense Gun Law. Then the Gun Lobby Got Involved.

Why 18-Year-Olds in Texas Can Buy AR-15s but Not Handguns

Inside the Government Fiasco That Nearly Closed the U.S. Air System

Detroit City Council Calls on Michigan’s Largest Utility to Pause Shut-offs, Explain Its High Electricity Rates

Citing ProPublica’s Reporting on McKinsey, Senators Propose Bill Addressing Contractors’ Conflicts of Interest

She’s Supposed to Protect Americans From Toxic Chemicals. First, She Just Has to Fix Trump’s Mess and Decades of Neglect.

Southwestern States Make Changes to Welfare After ProPublica Investigations

Senators Ask JPMorgan Chase to Explain Its Lawsuit Blitz Against Credit Card Customers

Did You Get the Help You Needed After a Hurricane or Tropical Storm? We’re Investigating Disaster Relief.

Kidney Failure, Emergency Rooms and Medical Debt. The Unseen Costs of Food Poisoning.

When Dangerous Strains of Salmonella Hit, the Turkey Industry Responded Forcefully. The Chicken Industry? Not So Much.

El monóxido de carbono que producen los generadores envenena a miles de personas al año. Estados Unidos ha fallado en exigir cambios de seguridad.

The Low-and-Slow Approach to Food Safety Reform Keeps Going Up in Smoke