Robert Benincasa appears in the following:
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Jim Justice, a West Virginia philanthropist and mine owner, gave away and invested more than $200 million while his mines failed to pay $2 million in delinquent mine safety penalties.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
With the Common Core State Standards' emphasis on "complex texts," some critics worry kids are being asked to struggle too much. We ask: How much is too much?
Thursday, November 13, 2014
In the eight years regulators didn't collect penalty fines from D&C Mining, it was cited 1,500 times for safety violations — including many that federal inspectors say put miners at serious risk.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
An NPR investigation found thousands of American mine owners fail to pay penalties for safety violations, even as they continue to manage dangerous — and sometimes deadly — operations.
Monday, October 20, 2014
An NPR analysis of more than 7,000 buyouts shows most states receiving federal money are not on the coasts.
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
The federal budget for bioscience has undergone big swings since 2000. Some scientists are now out of work and others are abandoning the ambitious, creative ideas that fuel discovery.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
A plant in Tonawanda heats coal into material for the iron and steel industries, releasing toxic chemicals into the air. Residents have long blamed the pollution for several health problems.
Friday, January 17, 2014
The banks say they will stop offering "deposit advances," a kind of payday loan that had come under fire by federal regulators last year.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Deposit advances are small, costly loans that bank customers take out between paychecks, and pay back automatically when a scheduled direct deposit comes through. Federal bank regulators cracked down on the products in December.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Federal regulators are cracking down on banks that are offering services called deposit advances. Many argue that the service is the same as payday loans and could lead consumers into a cycle of debt.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Consumer advocates are hailing a decision by federal regulators to crack down on so called deposit advances — a type of payday loan offered by some banks. Going forward, banks will not be allowed to let their customers take deposit advances more than once a month, or take them in consecutive months.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Last year, the federal government made accessible playgrounds a requirement under the Americans with Disabilities Act. But whether children with disabilities are able to enjoy their new civil rights may depend on where they live.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Parent advocates and a new federal law making accessible play areas a civil right are changing the landscape for public playgrounds.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
The Standard Heights neighborhood sits next to the nation's second-largest gasoline refinery. Recently, residents learned a new truth about the plumes of exhaust they see every day: Exxon Mobil's aging refinery and petrochemical facilities — like many others — are pumping out far more pollution than the law allows.