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The “Paradise Papers” exposed secret tax machinations of some of the world’s most powerful people and corporations. The leaked source data came from 21 different sources in almost as many formats, posing a data-management and structuring nightmare. Coping with all that demanded innovation from ICIJ’s multidisciplinary data team, which had to store, secure and structure 13.4 million files that came from two separate offshore service providers and 19 different tax havens, then find a way to share it with journalists on six continents and help them make sense of it all.
FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, systematically purges the disciplinary histories of numerous of its member advisors, dramatically undercutting the value of its BrokerCheck system that is designed to help would-be investors scrutinize the track records of advisors, a Financial Planning investigation found.
The passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act included provisions requiring five government financial agencies to log meetings with financial companies, employees or lobbyists on their individual websites.
'Easy Money': Georgia's payday-loan industry. Borrow $750, pay back $4,284. Critics say high-interest lenders growing fast by targeting desperate, low-income borrowers."Payday lenders are doing a big, high-interest, unregulated and possibly illegal business in Georgia by exploiting desperate, low-income borrowers."