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  • Give and Take

    The Give and Take series is an exhaustive investigation into Vermont's nonprofit organizations. They employ nearly one in five of the state's workers, but get little scrutiny. We combined shoe-leather reporting and data journalism to uncover a series of surprising stories that looked at compensation, fundraising, gaming, lobbying and more.
  • Nicked at Night: Even After the Market Closes, Stock Prices Can Take Wild swings

    The Journal reports on the "after-hours" market where "millions of shares are routinely traded after the markets close, seven days a week. While this after-hours trading takes place largely beyond the view of the millions of average investors who have fueled the market, it can have a huge impact on the prices they pay when traditional trading resumes."
  • Sweat and Tears (Sweatshop series)

    A Daily News investigation reveals that "New York City's garment industry routinely violates federal and state wage and hour laws." All major retailers sell clothes made in New York sweatshops by exploiting illegal Chinese immigrants. Garment workers work long hours for seven days a week, and get wages below the minimum of $5.15 per hour. Federal labor officials, as well as a state labor task force, keep "violations secret from retailers to protect brand name reputations and preserve business for local manufacturers and contractors." The investigation examines the price-making principles of the apparel market, and finds that avoiding illegal practices will have to either raise the clothes' prices, or cut the retailers' profits.
  • Riot Murders of 1969

    "During the summer of 1969, York City experienced seven days of race rioting. Two people were killed as a result: a black woman from South Carolina who was visiting relatives and a white rookie policeman. Neither case was ever solved. On the 30th anniversary of the riots, the York Sunday News ran a series of stories including several investigative pieces focusing on the murders. As a result, the country District Attorney reopened the murder investigations."
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    The crime rate is down, but murder is still so mundane in New York that most deaths don't even catch the media's eye. New York magazine investigates crime reporting in New York and finds that while the media pays close attention to the murders of female or white victims, ethnic males remain largely ignored. (Nov. 18, 1996)