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Who Gets Rich Harvesting Burger King and the American Economy?

Dave Johnson | Posted 11.22.2014 | Business
Dave Johnson

Now Burger King is asking us to swallow something even unhealthier than their food and lower than their pay. They are asking us to let them off from paying many of the taxes that sustain the very infrastructure, courts, education system and food safety system that enables them to stay in business.

America's First Billion-Dollar Social Enterprise?

Auren Kaplan | Posted 08.22.2014 | Impact
Auren Kaplan

I was shocked and deeply moved when I heard the news this morning - Bain Capital is purchasing 50 percent of TOMS, the One For One shoe, eyewear, and ...

Bain Capital Just Bought A 50 Percent Stake In TOMS Shoes

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business

(Reuters) - Private equity firm Bain Capital LLC has agreed to acquire a 50 percent stake in TOMS Shoes Inc in a deal that values the company, which m...

Dave Jamieson

Guitar Center Accused Of Union-Busting

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.07.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- More than a year after its initial election victory at a Guitar Center store, the union representing the chain's first unionized employe...

Bain Capital Sees Investment Opportunity In Heroin Crisis

The Boston Globe | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business

The clinic parking lot is jammed at 10:30 on a Monday morning. Inside a bustling waiting room, patients talk to staff members and wait their turn at t...

Wall Street Is Now Profiting Off Of Your Passover Seder

AP | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — In a story April 8 about the sale of matzo maker Manischewitz, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the company also m...

When Empire Turns on Itself

Dave Pruett | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Dave Pruett

Wall Street's methods and values are antithetical to the nation's long-term economic viability. The health of the economy should be measured by what it contributes to the well-being of individuals, families, and communities -- not the other way around.

Dave Jamieson

Guitar Center Workers Are Going Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.03.2013 | Business

Following in the footsteps of colleagues in New York and Chicago, employees at a Guitar Center store in Las Vegas voted on Friday to unionize. If the ...

Dave Jamieson

Workers Score Another Victory Against Bain Capital-Owned Company

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.13.2013 | Business

Giving a boost to a budding organizing campaign, workers at a Guitar Center store in Chicago voted to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store ...

WATCH: I Quit My Job At Bain Capital To Work At Chipotle

HuffPost Live | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 07.23.2013 | Small Business

It definitely takes courage to leave that cushy and highly paid finance job to join the assembly line at Chipotle. Hasnain Zaidi joined HuffPost Live'...

The Romney Playbook for the Corporate States of America

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 08.03.2013 | Comedy
Sanjay Sanghoee

The same guys who brought us some of the biggest political missteps in American history have now unveiled a chronicle of all the other missteps they had in mind but never got a chance to execute. I'm talking about the Romney Readiness Project 2012.

Liberal SuperPAC Had Secret Bain Ties

BuzzFeed | Ben Smith and Evan McMorris-Santoro | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

A top liberal SuperPAC in the 2012 election had undisclosed financial ties to the private equity firm Bain Capital — something that some people clos...

Dave Jamieson

Pain Under Bain: Retailer's Pay Rates Fall After Buyout

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.25.2013 | Business

Ernest Hampson has been working at Guitar Center for six years, not a brief span in the world of retail. During that time, the 26-year-old Brooklyn re...

Attack On Dem Echoes Romney's Bain Troubles

National Journal | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic front-runner in the Virginia gubernatorial race, once made an outlandish claim that would make Mitt Romney cringe....

Laid-Off Employee Of Bain-Owned Company To Attend SOTU

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

A laid-off employee from a company owned by Bain Capital will join Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) as her guest at the State of the Union address on Tuesda...

5 Ways I Found Happiness After Getting Fired

LearnVest | Posted 04.07.2013 | Women
LearnVest

In order to capture the depth of nausea that I felt on the day that I got fired, you need to picture me sitting across from my boss in his glaringly sunny office. Then you need to envision giant tufts of wiry white hair sprouting out from the neck of his company polo shirt.

Ben Hallman

Obama Sets Sights On Lucrative Tax Break Used By Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business

For chief executive Stephen Schwarzman, running the private equity firm Blackstone Group has proven enormously lucrative, bringing him nearly $140 mil...

Judge Temporarily Halts Contraception Mandate For Firm Owned By Domino's Pizza Founder

AP | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics

DETROIT -- A federal judge has ruled a property management company owned by the founder of Domino's Pizza doesn't have to immediately implement mandat...

Need A Job? Get One Here And Be Happy!

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 12.15.2012 | Business

It's difficult to put a finger on what exactly makes employees happy, but career community website Glassdoor just released its list of the best compan...

Bain Capital The Best At Using Controversial Low-Tax Strategy

Reuters | Lynnley Browning and Nanette Byrnes | Posted 12.06.2012 | Business

(Reuters) - Bain Capital has been leading private equity firms in using a controversial financing strategy to generate low-tax special dividends for i...

Amanda Terkel

Obama Aide On What She Calls Romney's Big Mistake

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Stephanie Cutter still doesn't understand why Mitt Romney's campaign did not more forcefully defend its candidate's business experience....

It Was the Economy, Stupid

Jim Worth | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics
Jim Worth

Romney's credibility for becoming president was his business acumen, but, ultimately, his perceived advantage over Obama became his deficit.

A Final Word on 2012: Class Warfare Won

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Amid the flood of analysis about the 2012 election, too little attention has been paid to what may be its most obvious aspect. This was one of the first class warfare elections of the new Gilded Age -- and the middle class won big.

We Just Had A Class War .. And One Side Won

New York Magazine | Jonathan Chait | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

When President Obama took the stage at McCormick Place in Chicago well after midnight, we were all too wiped out with joy or depression or Nate Silver...

America Reelects President Obama, and Rejects the Republican Plutocrat.

Russell C. Smith | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Russell C. Smith

The American people have seen how extreme wealth concentrated at the top greatly unbalances the lives of citizens, and a growing number of people want the opposite, and are willing to work to change the system.