To avoid scandals, companies hire corporate investigators to dig deep : The Indicator from Planet Money What's cooking in the executive suite? Today, delve deep into the world of corporate investigations. Learn how checking the facts can avoid some seriously salacious scandals.

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Adam Neumann's WeWork scandal. Dan Price's resignation from Gravity Payments. The corporate world is full of salacious scandals, but there's one way to prevent one too many PR nightmares: Corporate investigations.

Today on the show, learn how corporate investigators piece together their background checks. From checking out a CEO candidate to acquiring a new company, connecting the dots may be the difference between success and failure.

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