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United States

Benjamin Lesser

Special Report: How plaintiff lawyers help corporate America keep its secrets

Nov 07 2019

LOS ANGELES Paula Lawlor was sifting through piles of internal General Motors Co documents in a hotel room outside of Los Angeles when she hit pay dirt: Company records showing that GM knew for years that stronger roofs on its vehicles could save lives.

Special Report: How judges added to the grim toll of opioids

Jun 25 2019

By Benjamin Lesser, Dan Levine, Lisa Girion and Jaimi Dowdell

Special Report: Biotech incubator taps investors through in-house brokerage

Aug 02 2018

By Elizabeth Dilts, Benjamin Lesser, Carl O'Donnell and Michael Erman

Special Report: How courts help companies keep sexual misconduct under cover

Jan 10 2018

NEW YORK Cristina Chen-Oster, a senior salesperson in Goldman Sachs’s convertible bonds department, was a few years out of MIT when a male colleague pinned her against a wall, kissed her, groped her and tried to engage in a sexual act, she said in a lawsuit in federal court. After reporting the incident to her boss, the lawsuit alleged, she missed out on pay and promotions while her accused attacker steadily rose through the ranks.

Special Report: Unfettered construction raises U.S. hurricane costs

Dec 12 2017

PATTON VILLAGE, Texas When Hurricane Harvey sent two feet of water rolling into this small community about 35 miles north of Houston, Alfredo Becerra had to flee his modest 1,500-square-foot house.

Special Report: Regulator blocks public scrutiny of firms with tainted brokers

Jun 12 2017

NEW YORK In three years of managing investments for North Dakota farmer Richard Haus, Long Island stock broker Mike McMahon and his colleagues charged their client $267,567 in fees and interest - while losing him $261,441 on the trades, Haus said.

How Reuters analysed the data FINRA doesn't want you to see

Jun 12 2017

NEW YORK FINRA requires brokers to disclose 23 types of incidents that might give investors concern, such as regulatory sanctions, lawsuit judgements and bankruptcies. The regulator then publishes those disclosures on its Brokercheck website, allowing investors to search the backgrounds of individual investment advisors.

How Reuters analyzed the data FINRA doesn't want you to see

Jun 12 2017

NEW YORK FINRA requires brokers to disclose 23 types of incidents that might give investors concern, such as regulatory sanctions, lawsuit judgments and bankruptcies. The regulator then publishes those disclosures on its Brokercheck website, allowing investors to search the backgrounds of individual investment advisors.

Wall Street's self-regulator allows safe havens for tainted brokers

Jun 12 2017

NEW YORK In three years of managing investments for North Dakota farmer Richard Haus, Long Island stock broker Mike McMahon and his colleagues charged their client $267,567 in fees and interest - while losing him $261,441 on the trades, Haus said.

How Reuters analysed the data FINRA doesn't want you to see

Jun 12 2017

NEW YORK FINRA requires brokers to disclose 23 types of incidents that might give investors concern, such as regulatory sanctions, lawsuit judgements and bankruptcies. The regulator then publishes those disclosures on its Brokercheck website, allowing investors to search the backgrounds of individual investment advisors.

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