iFOIA’s new site features tracking

iFOIA acts as a cloud service in which journalists can store all of their records requests online, sorted by project. Federal agencies are required to respond to FOIA requests within 20 business days.

More money, fewer banks

Compared with Sept. 30, 2011, an analysis of quarterly banking results by the Investigative Reporting Workshop shows: Loans increased to $7.44 trillion, up 3.9 percent from $7.16 trillion. However, total lending remains below the peak of $7.85 trillion in the second quarter of 2008. Troubled assets (a combination of nonperforming loans and the value of …