Amy Martyn is a writer and investigative reporter now based in San Diego by way of Tijuana, BC, Dallas, TX and Los Angeles, CA. She primarily writes about how consumers, taxpayers and businesses are affected by corporate and government policies.
Vineyards and cannabis growers among the hardest-hit industries
Bakery owner defends decision to list 'love' as ingredient in granola
Over one-in-four cars sold by CarMax were found to have safety defects
State Street promotes itself as a champion of women while federal investigation reveals possible wage discrimination
Researchers say it could save millions of lives, but only if cigarette smokers make the switch
Advocacy groups quizzed restaurants about their plans to cut back on antibiotics
Samsung likes to brag about its 'water resistant' Galaxy smartphones. Its warranty policy? Not so much.
Texas representative cites lawsuit abuse in attempt to gut the Americans with Disabilities Act9/21/2017
So-called lawsuit 'trolls' are being blamed for efforts to dismantle the civil rights legislation
Two firms that won border wall contracts were previously convicted of defrauding the U.S. government9/18/2017
A third company admitted in court filings to subcontracting an undocumented worker
However, activists say the Sabal Trail Pipeline is dangerous and needs to be removed
With federal flood insurance, corporations get a third of premiums and taxpayers get the bill9/11/2017
The insurance industry says they are doing the federal government a favor by participating in the National Flood Insurance Program, which is $24 billion in debt
Before Hurricane Harvey, Texans tried to call attention to issues that the storm is once again bringing to light
FEMA urges Americans to buy flood insurance, but it's too late for people in Houston.
Johnson & Johnson is facing a seemingly endless line of lawsuits from female customers
Feds end consumer measure that earned wrath of payday lenders, Republicans and sex industry8/21/2017
The Trump administration says the banking policy allowed the feds to target merchants for political reasons
Beverage industry lobbies for more bottled water at national parks amid attempts to curb plastic waste8/18/2017
The Park Service says that national parks can't stop concession providers from selling bottled water.
Ghost in the Engine: Cabbies, engineers, dying whistle-blower say unintended acceleration is real8/18/2017
Real-life experiences of professional drivers mirror ignored warnings from engineers of cars that take off by themselves
Federal government rethinks stance that a potent new class of herbicides is 'safe for everyone'8/16/2017
Farmers say their livelihoods are at risk from an agricultural chemical that is killing their crops
Hyundai says runaway vehicle complaints are simply "pedal misapplication"
The federal government is clearing hurdles for a genetically modified eucalyptus tree to flourish.