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Pandora Papers
A massive leak of financial documents reveals hidden assets and deals of the world’s wealthy and powerful.
November 15, 2021
The Federal Reserve’s Big Experiment
As the U.S. Federal Reserve and its chair, Jerome Powell, confront concerns over inflation and the impact of the Fed’s pandemic-era policies, we take a deep dive into the country’s central bank, which financial journalist Dion Rabouin calls “the most powerful and least understood institution in the country.”
November 11, 2021
No Taper Tantrum & Other Recent Federal Reserve News, Explained
To make sense of it all, here’s a closer look at news that has broken since the FRONTLINE documentary "The Power of the Fed" first aired in July 2021 and what it means.
November 10, 2021
PANDORA PAPERS: Video & Major Stories From Our Partners
Watch the trailer for an upcoming FRONTLINE investigation into the Pandora Papers, exposing how U.S. trusts are sheltering millions in controversial assets, and read major stories from our ICIJ partners.
November 9, 2021
Who’s Using South Dakota as ‘A Worldwide Destination for Foreign Wealth’?
Financial trusts and secrecy in a U.S. tax haven: Watch an excerpt from FRONTLINE and ICIJ's ‘Pandora Papers’ documentary.
November 9, 2021
What Do the Federal Reserve's New Ethics Rules and Other Changes Mean?
The rule changes were announced after harsh criticism of recent market trades, primarily by two Federal Reserve Bank presidents, although other Fed officials have come under scrutiny.
November 3, 2021
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Pandora Papers
Pandora Papers
With ICIJ, FRONTLINE examines secret finance overseas and in the U.S.
November 9, 2021
How Boeing's Flawed 737 Max Made It Into the Air
Tom Jennings, director of "Boeing’s Fatal Flaw," and New York Times reporter David Gelles detail their findings in a new episode of "The FRONTLINE Dispatch" podcast.
October 28, 2021
Former Boeing 737 Max Pilot Pleads Not Guilty to Federal Grand Jury Indictment
Mark Forkner’s role at Boeing leading up to the crashes that killed 346 people was detailed by The New York Times and FRONTLINE in ‘Boeing’s Fatal Flaw.’
October 15, 2021
OSHA Fines Tampa Lead Factory $319,000
The lead smelter was the subject of a recent Tampa Bay Times investigation.
Tampa Bay Times
September 30, 2021
Public Health Officials Urge Lower Lead Limits
The American Public Health Association is pushing for sweeping changes to the federal rules designed to keep lead workers safe after a Tampa Bay Times investigation into a Florida lead smelter.
Tampa Bay Times
September 29, 2021