Jeff Ernsthausen

The airline bailout loophole: Three companies received $338 million in relief money for workers — and laid workers off anyway

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Swampy: A Trump tax break to help the poor went to a rich Republican donor’s superyacht marina

The Rybovich superyacht marina lies on the West Palm Beach, Florida, waterfront, a short drive north from Mar-a-Lago. Superyachts, floating mansions that can stretch more than 300 feet and cost over $100 million, are serviced at the marina, and their owners enjoy Rybovich’s luxury resort amenities. Its Instagram account offers a glimpse into the rarefied world of the global 0.1% — as one post puts it, “What’s better than owning a yacht, owning a yacht with a helicopter of course!”

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Billionaires keep benefiting from a tax break to help the poor. Now, Congress wants to investigate.

Congress is calling for investigations of and changes to a Trump tax break aimed at helping poor areas of the country in response to reporting by ProPublica and The New York Times showing the program has been exploited by the wealthy and politically connected.

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Data touted by OxyContin maker to fight lawsuits understates company's role in crisis

This story is a collaboration between ProPublica and STAT.

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