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California Governor Signs Bill to Protect Temp Workers

by Michael Grabell California Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed into law a bill holding the state's employers legally responsible for wage and safety violations committed by their subcontractors and temp agencies. With the new law, California ... [Published ProPublica: Articles and Investigations - 23 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

What to be Wary of in the Gov’ts New Site Detailing Industry Money to Docs

by Charles Ornstein This story was co-published with NPR's Shots blog . The government's release today of a trove of data detailing drug and device companies' payments to doctors has been widely hailed as a milestone for transparency. But it ... [Published ProPublica: Articles and Investigations - 4 hours ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

What We’ve Learned from Four Years of Diving into Dollars for Docs

by Charles Ornstein , Sisi Wei , Eric Sagara and Ryann Grochowski Jones On Tuesday, the federal government is expected to release details of payments to doctors by every pharmaceutical and medical ... [Published ProPublica: Articles and Investigations - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Podcast: How ‘Wee Things’ Make a Big Difference in Design

by Minhee Cho .player_box { display: none; } When we look at a visualization, our brains throw away much of what we see. But small details like color, size or shape stand out from the rest, and those tiny differences do a lot to help us make sense ... [Published ProPublica: Articles and Investigations - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

Update: Congressional Reaction, Goldman Changes Conflicts Policy

Here are developments following our report about the New York Fed and Carmen Segarra’s secret recordings: Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, called for Senate hearings to explore whether the New York Fed is too deferential ... [Published ProPublica: Articles and Investigations - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Defense Department Proposes Broad Ban on High-Cost Loans to Service Members

by Paul Kiel The Department of Defense released proposed rules today targeting the practices of a broad range of high-cost lenders and prohibiting them from charging service members interest rates over 36 percent. The new rules would overhaul ... [Published ProPublica: Articles and Investigations - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Inside the New York Fed: Secret Recordings and a Culture Clash

by Jake Bernstein Barely a year removed from the devastation of the 2008 financial crisis, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York faced a crossroads. Congress had set its sights on reform. The biggest banks in the nation had shown ... [Published ProPublica: Articles and Investigations - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

For Oil and Gas Companies, Rigging Seems to Involve Wages, Too

by Naveena Sadasivam A ProPublica review of U.S. Department of Labor investigations shows that oil and gas workers – men and women often performing high-risk jobs – are routinely being underpaid, and the companies hiring them often are using accounting ... [Published ProPublica: Articles and Investigations - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Fact-Checking Feinstein on the Assault Weapons Ban

by Lois Beckett In the ten years since the federal assault weapons ban expired, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has kept trying to renew the law, which she authored. In a press release this month honoring the 20th anniversary of the ban, she wrote, ... [Published ProPublica: Articles and Investigations - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Stanford Promises Not to Use Google Money for Privacy Research

by Julia Angwin and Robert Faturechi This story was co-published with Mashable . Stanford University recently declared that it will not use money from Google to fund privacy research at its Center for Internet and Society, ... [Published ProPublica: Articles and Investigations - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 22 2014 - 1 reports

Podcast: How Insurers Are Charging You More for Your Generic Drugs

by Minhee Cho .player_box { display: none; } The Affordable Care Act bans insurance companies from discriminating against patients with pre-existing conditions. But some policy experts say insurers could be doing just that by forcing people with chronic ... [Published ProPublica: Articles and Investigations - Sep 22 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

How Detectives Coaxed Suspect in Etan Patz Murder to Confess

by Joe Sexton , ProPublica, and Nate Schweber, For more about the disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz, a case that frustrated and mystified police for decades, read the story ProPublica produced with WNYC in 2013 . Earlier this week, prosecutors ... [Published ProPublica: Articles and Investigations - Sep 19 2014]

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"Today marks a new era for worker protection in California," he said. "No longer can employers hide behind unscrupulous labor contractors. Workers, no matter if they are temporary or permanent, can hold companies who profit from their labor accountable for violations in the workplace."
...There are lots of things on the web that are like these push/pull signs," Groeger says. "They're there, and if you paid attention and followed the instructions, you'd get it right but really they might be an indicator that there's something wrong with the design ... There's lots of things that design can do to basically eliminate the need for a lot of these instructions."
"The old approach was just to try to get as many docs as you can, blanket coverage, and establish relationships" he said. "I think they're being much more targeted and specific."
"I think we don't want to discourage Goldman from disclosing these types of things in the future," he said. Instead, he suggested telling the bank, "Don't mistake our inquisitiveness, and our desire to understand more about the marketplace in general, as a criticism of you as a firm necessarily."

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What We’ve Learned from Four Years of Diving in... [Published ProPublica: Articles and Investigations - Sep 29 2014]
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