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Steve Stanek (sstanek@heartland.org) is a research fellow at The Heartland Institute.

Steve Stanek (sstanek@heartland.org) is a research fellow at The Heartland Institute.

Stanek's work has appeared in numerous local, state and national publications including USA Today, Investor's Business Daily, Crain's Chicago Business, Chicago Sun-Times, The Hill, Boston Herald, New York Post, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Daily Caller and Washington Examiner, and he has appeared on radio and television programs including Chicago Public Television's Chicago Tonight and the "CBS Evening News" with Katie Couric.

Before joining The Heartland Institute, Stanek worked in corporate communications and as a newspaper reporter and editor at weekly and daily newspapers, where he covered state and local government issues.

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May 31, 2016
By Steve Stanek
Obama administration officials are pledging to require graphic anti-smoking images on cigarette packages and advertisements despite a federal court ruling the requirement would be unconstitutional.
May 31, 2016
By Steve Stanek
MF Global Inc. had a shortfall in customer-segregated funds beginning on Oct. 26, 2011, and that shortfall grew until the broker-dealer’s bankruptcy filing five days later, according to a preliminary report by James W.
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May 31, 2016
By Steve Stanek
Federal charges filed in late January against a “criminal club” of investors who made money trading on insider information has raised the issue of what, exactly, is insider trading and whether it should be a crime.
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May 31, 2016
By Steve Stanek
The first phase of the State Center project in Baltimore represents a $127 million giveaway of taxpayer dollars, with hundreds of millions of dollars more likely to be handed out, according to a recent report from the Maryland Public Policy Institute and
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July 18, 2011
By Steve Stanek
As members of Congress and President Barack Obama debate whether, how, and by how much to raise the federal government’s debt ceiling, credit ratings agency Moody’s has suggested doing away with the ceiling altogether.
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July 18, 2011
By Steve Stanek
Months of heated debate among lobbyists, bankers, retailers, and politicians ended this summer when the Federal Reserve announced it would cap bank debit card transaction fees at 21 cents per transaction, plus small additional amounts to cover and
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July 18, 2011
By Steve Stanek
If worries about a European “debt contagion” aren’t enough to keep Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke awake at night, he’s starting to worry about a California and Illinois debt contagion.
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May 24, 2011
By Steve Stanek
Heartland Institute Policy Advisor Brian Wesbury — who is rightly well-known in America for his incisive analysis of markets and the economy — has a new and excellent video on the debt ceiling debate and how not raising the ceiling will not
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