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  • Bad Numbers

    Wall Street Journal examines Laventhol and Horwath, the Philadelphia-based accounting firm that took on too many risky clients--including Jim Bakker's PTL ministry--and now faces millions of dollars in lawsuits for sloppy work.
  • Three Men and a Barge

    Common Cause Magazine reveals that Team 100, the Republican National Committee fundraising drive run by Robert Mosbacher, is a veritable Who's Who of American business, most of whom have significant business or regulatory matters pending before the federal government; in a second article, the magazine investigates connections among George Bush, Mosbacher and James Baker, and their collective investments in the oil tank-barge business.
  • Buyouts: The LBO Lobby Makes its Move on Washington

    Common Cause Magazine examines the links between Wall Street leveraged buyout players and Washington; Congress's inaction in policing LBOs may stem in part from infusions of campaign money and lobbying from Wall Street, September/October 1989.
  • Future Trading: Does Chicago Run Wall Street?

    New York Times Magazine asks "Does Chicago Run Wall Street?" in this look at the interaction between the futures market and the stock exchange, April 22, 1990.
  • Your Dollars At Work

    Worcester (Mass.) Magazine examines the size and scope of local public investments in companies doing business in South Africa; uses investment portfolios obtained through the state Public Employee Retirement Administration and Foreign Investments in South Africa, distributed by the Investor Responsibility Research Center.
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    Arlington Daily News stories describe how an ex-convict got people to invest millions of dollars in oil and gas investments that never even repaid the original investments; when the boiler room operation faced security fraud investigations, it filed for bankruptcy, but was later bought by another company owned by the same person, May 14 - 15, 1988.
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    Honolulu Advertiser examines Japanese investments in golf/resort properties in Hawaii and the western United States; finds yakuza (Japanese organized crime) dominate the golf business in Hawaii and have connections with resorts in other states, Aug. 21 - 25, 1988.
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    Spokesman Review/Chronicle (Spokane) chronicles how one man allegedly cheated people through real estate and business investments; found he made acquisitions with little or no money down, then failed to make payments on debts or mortgages, July 17 - Nov. 22, 1988.
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    Chicago Sun-Times documents how the chairman of Lyons Federal Trust and Savings paid himself a large salary, supplemented his income with sweetheart deals with developers, and disregarded bank regulations; finds risky investments led to a collapse of the savings and loan, May 1 - 2, 1988.
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    Valley Advocate (Springfield, Mass.) runs articles on shoddy workmanship and dishonest dealings of a local developer; homeowners were in jeopardy of losing their investments in unsalable homes; developer operated with assistance from community officials, June 29 and Oct. 5, 1987.