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(This is an extremely annotated list of enterprise and features. For more, check here.)

The Faux Rock Stars Leading an Indoor Climbing Revolution, Bloomberg Businessweek, Nov. 10, 2015
From a cavernous factory in rural Bulgaria, a little-known company led by a brash and eccentric rock climber-turned-theoretical physicist is cornering the global market for artificial walls.

California Shows How Much Paid-Leave Law Affects Businesses: Not Much, Oct. 22, 2015

Republican Plans to Raise Retirement Age Fall Heavily on Poor, Oct. 13, 2015

Quicktake: Guns in America, Oct. 2, 2015

A Boom in Youth Shooting Teams Yields a Boon for the Gun Industry, July 9, 2015

Desperate From Drought, California Turns to Desalination, April 8, 2015

Immigrants Are Too Wary to Even Learn About Obama’s Plan, April 1, 2015

A Target and a Threat: What It’s Like to Be a Black Cop in America, Feb. 3, 2015

Quicktake: Income Inequality, Jan. 20, 2015

The Coyotes and the Banks: How U.S. Finance Giants Are the Conduit for Profits in the World of Human Smuggling, Bloomberg Markets, Jan. 16, 2015

Kansans Trust Governor’s Budget Fix After He Stripped It Bare, Nov. 6, 2014

In Arkansas, Booze Sellers and Churches Unite to Save Dry Counties, Oct. 27, 2014

Quicktake: Political Asylum, Aug. 28, 2014

Smuggler-Chasing Sheriffs Say They Need Money, Not Troops, Aug. 13, 2014

Honduran Boy Joins Rush to U.S. Border; Parents Must ‘Give a Son to the Gangs,’ June 20, 2014

Babies Pay for Detroit’s 60-Year Slide With Mortality Above Mexico’s, June 11, 2014

Prison Play: Goldman Sachs Bets on Gang Members Staying Out of Jail, May 8, 2014

Guns Allowed All Over — Except Near PoliticiansBloomberg Businessweek, May 15, 2014

Gun Bans in Capitols But Not Bars Draw Cries of Hypocrisy, May 7, 2014

Abortion-Rights Backers on Offense After 3-Year Drubbing, Feb. 24, 2014

Quicktake: Income Inequality, Feb. 18, 2014

NYC Taxi Drivers See Green as New Cabs Cruise to Brooklyn, Dec. 18, 2013

The Vanishing Abortion ClinicBloomberg Businessweek, Nov. 27, 2013

Illegal NYC Homes Thrive as De Blasio Tackles Housing Shortage, Nov. 21, 2013

NYC Firm BerlinRosen Helps De Blasio Go From Obscurity to City Hall, Oct. 28, 2013

How a 91-Year-Old Tech Geek Helped Keep the Elderly Independent, Sept. 18, 2013

Abortion Clinics Close at Record Pace After States Tighten Rules, Sept. 3, 2013

Flea Market Abortions Thrive as Texas Seeks to Shutter Clinics, July 11, 2013
+ radio interview
on NPR affiliate KPCC
At an open-air flea market outside McAllen, Texas, near the Mexican border, shoppers can buy a goat and get their car windows tinted. Tables with handwritten signs touting Viagra are stocked with herbal remedies promising to burn fat and boost breast size. You can also find pills to end a pregnancy. Bazaars like this have become home to a black market where women too poor to afford an abortion at a clinic or deterred by state mandates such as a 24-hour waiting period can buy drugs to induce a miscarriage on their own.

Anthony Weiner Runs For Mayor of New York, and Away From His PastBloomberg Businessweek, July 3, 2013

Murderous Clown’s Hiding Spot in Stephen King’s ‘It’ Needs Taxpayer Help, June 17, 2013

NYC Mayoral Race Profile Series: Billionaire Grocer Catsimatidis in $190 Suit Seeks to Save NYC From Democrats, June 6, 2013

Boston Hero Looked Guy With Bag Straight in the Eyes, April 22, 2013

Bomb Suspects Now Mysterious to Those Who Thought They Knew Them, April 19, 2013

Boston Bomb Victim in Photo Helped Identify Suspects, April 18, 2013
Minutes before the bombs blew up in Boston, Jeff Bauman looked into the eyes of the man who tried to kill him.

Abortion Overshadows Oil Boom as North Dakota Aims to Topple Roe, April 14, 2013
+ tv interview on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal
+ graphic: For North Dakota’s Women, the Closest Abortion Clinic is a Long Drive

Coughing Cooks Stay Home as U.S. Cities Require Paid Sick Leave, March 21, 2013

For Abortion Pills, You Must ‘See’ Your DoctorBloomberg Businessweek, Feb. 14, 2013

Intimidation, harassment, and the threat of violence used to be the biggest preoccupations for U.S. abortion providers. In recent years, however, the main threats have come not from noisy picketers and protests but from regulations passed in statehouses across the country. Instead of seeking to ban abortion outright, which would violate the Supreme Court’s 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade, anti-abortion groups are pushing laws that would make it too expensive or logistically impossible for providers to remain in operation.

New York’s MTA Seeks $5 Billion in Sandy Aid After Firing Lobbyists, Dec. 13, 2012

NYC Subway-Station-Turned-Fish-Tank Poses $600 Million Dilemma, Dec. 6, 2012

Women Rule New Hampshire from Concord Statehouse to Capitol Hill, Nov. 8, 2012

Wall Street Scourge Warren Wins Election to U.S. Senate, Nov. 7, 2012

Gender Gap Widens in Massachusetts as Brown’s Wife Hits Airwaves, Oct. 24, 2012

Romney on Verge of Home State Loss Makes Brown a Union Man, Oct. 18, 2012

Warren Pins Hopes on Minority Vote in Massachusetts Senate Race, Oct. 4, 2012

Democrats Risk No Female Governor for First Time in 17 Years, Sept. 12, 2012

Rainfall Down, Steak Prices UpBloomberg Businessweek, Aug. 30, 2012

National Guard Troops Roll in New Orleans to Prevent Looting, Aug. 30, 2012

Pal’s Lounge in New Orleans Defies Isaac With Beer, Smokes, Talk, Aug. 28, 2012

+ watch me discuss how NOLA fared in the hurricane on Bloomberg TV’s Political Capital with Al Hunt

Peter Luger Steak Prices May Soar After Drought Culls Herds, Aug. 21, 2012

Arizona’s Ban at 20 Weeks Shows Country’s Shift on Abortion Law, July 26, 2012

‘Abortion Queen’ in Last-Ditch Battle to Save Mississippi Clinic, July 12, 2012

+ television interview on CNN
+ television interview
on Bloomberg TV
+ television interview
on Canada TV
A growing body of research now suggests that the widening wealth gap between rich and poor may be hindering our ability to fight poverty. A new finding nicknamed the Great Gatsby Curve makes the strongest case yet that inequality and mobility are intertwined—the more unequal a society is, the greater the likelihood that children will remain in the same economic standing as their parents. According to the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Economic Mobility Project, Americans believe more ardently than their global counterparts that “people are rewarded for intelligence and skill.” And yet, it may be as simple as this: More inequality means less opportunity.

Man Winning Most Married Mothers Poised for White House, June 25, 2012

Mississippi May Become First U.S. State With No Abortion Clinic, June 22, 2012

Warren’s Sex a Liability in ‘Boys Club’ of Massachusetts Politics, May 11, 2012

Curbing Female Reproductive Rights Raises Cost for U.S. Taxpayer, April 3, 2012

Next Life: A Trader Turns TrainerBloomberg Businessweek, March 22, 2012

Grading Teachers Sparks Conflict as States Vie for Federal Grants, Feb. 23, 2012

A New Push for Gay Marriage RightsBloomberg Businessweek, Jan. 23, 2012

Gay Mainers Look For Chance to Be First to Win Marriage Rights From Voters, Jan. 13, 2012

Capital of U.S. Income Gap Festers Amid Connecticut Mansions, Dec. 12, 2011

Steinem’s Wall Street Occupied as Women Still Earn Less Than Men, Dec. 5, 2011

Bankrupt Jefferson County’s New Manager Says He Has No Regrets, Nov. 15, 2011

Jefferson County Bankruptcy A Blow to Long-Suffering Birmingham, Nov. 11, 2011

Toughest U.S. Abortion Law Nears Passage in Mississippi, Nov. 4, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Clashes Show Risks to Democrats in Embracing Protesters, Oct. 27, 2011

A Gay Wedding Windfall for New YorkBloomberg Businessweek, Oct 24, 2011

Wall Street Occupiers Depend on Kindness of Strangers for Personal Hygiene, Oct. 10, 2011

Poor Students Most at Risk as Supercommittee Weighs $3.5 Billion Cut, Sept. 29, 2011

Most Referendums Since 1998 Give U.S. Voters A Chance to Reject State Laws, Aug. 26, 2011

Islanders’ Taxpayer-Funded Hockey Arena Bonds Face Nassau County Voters, Aug. 1, 2011

Frequent Fliers on the Public DimeBloomberg Businessweek, June 13, 2011

Family Planning Loses Out in the Budget BrawlBloomberg Businessweek, May 23, 2011

Utah State Gun, Maine Whoopie Pie Divert Lawmakers From Deficits, May 26, 2011

Abortion Battles Make Collateral Damage of Family Planning, May 13, 2011

Women Bear the Brunt of Public Sector Job CutsBloomberg Businessweek, April 11, 2011
+ radio interview
+ video:
“Willis Sees Women Losing Jobs as States Balance Budgets”
+ radio interview on NHPR

Women Bearing Brunt of Job Cuts as U.S. States Balance Budgets, April 6, 2011

Bonds Beating Illinois Debt Belie Walker’s Assertion Wisconsin Is ‘Broke, March 14, 2011

Poet’s $2,000 Gas Reimbursement a Casualty in Walker’s Wisconsin, March 8, 2011

Christie Escalates Teacher-Union War By Proposing End to Century of Tenure, Jan. 26, 2011

Big Short Eisman Vies With Goldman in Faceoff Over For-Profits, Jan. 24, 2011

Booker Struggles With Newark Recovery as Zuckerberg, Robertson ‘Bet Big,’ Nov. 22, 2010

Beachbody: Thinking Beyond the InfomercialBloomberg Businessweek, Nov. 18, 2010

The Popularity Issue: GumBloomberg Businessweek, Aug. 16, 2010

A Jump in Hiring – But Only Part-TimeBloomberg Businessweek, Aug. 9, 2010

Wal-Mart’s Wind Power Gripe in MassachusettsBloomberg Businessweek, June 24, 2010

How Companies Become Carbon DietersBloomberg Businessweek, June 7, 2010

Hey, It’s Fuel – Don’t Worry About Where It Comes FromBloomberg Businessweek, June 7, 2010

New York Helicopter Commute for $200 a Day Signals Revival, March 26, 2010

Wal-Mart Spurs Sustainable Toy Animals Into $1 Billion Market, March 26, 2010