Reporter focusing on investigations of economic and financial issues Education: Dartmouth College, BA in mathematics; Johns Hopkins University, MS in applied economics Peter Whoriskey has been a staff writer for The Washington Post since 2001, covering a wide array of topics, including financial inequality, the pharmaceutical industry, hospice care, organic food fraud and the recession. As the paper's Southern bureau chief, he covered Hurricane Katrina. His series on the role of pharmaceutical companies influencing drug research, “Biased Research, Big Profits,” won a George Polk Award in 2013. Previously, he worked at the Miami Herald, where he contributed to the paper's coverage of Hurricane Andrew, which was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for public service. His stories after Andrew led to an overhaul of the federal construction standards for mobile homes. Honors & Awards:
George Polk Award 2012
Sigma Delta Chi Award for Non-Deadline Reporting 2011
National Press Foundation Feddie Reporting Award 2010
Contributor to Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of Hurricane Andrew at the Miami Herald 1993
Twenty years ago, Robert F. Smith, made a deal to set up his private equity firm. Smith has since become a billionaire and is often ranked as the wealthiest Black person in the U.S. But the old deal with businessman Robert Brockman also entailed offshore accounts that federal prosecutors now say were part of the largest tax fraud in U.S. history.
Child labor among agricultural households in cocoa-growing areas of Ivory Coast and Ghana, the two primary suppliers, increased from 31 percent to 45 percent between 2008 and 2019, according to the Department of Labor survey.
“For any other recession, this may have been a very good response. But because of this virus, it was doomed to fail.” The U.S. government spent nearly $4 trillion on a coronavirus recession without considering the deadly pandemic.
Following allegations that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy urged employees of his previous business to make political contributions, Congressional Democrats accuse him of laundering campaign money and call for an investigation.
The government's Paycheck Protection Program paid $517 billion to thousands of companies with the intention of keeping people on payroll. Many employees of large companies who received millions from the program, however, have yet to be returned to the payroll.