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Exclusive: Hillary Clinton State Department Emails, Mexico Energy Reform and the Revolving Door

Steve Horn | Posted 08.09.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Emails released on July 31 by the U.S. State Department reveal more about the origins of energy reform efforts in Mexico. The State Department released them as part of the once-a-month rolling release schedule for emails generated by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, now a Democratic presidential candidate.

"Carbon Copy": How Big Oil and King Coal Ghost Write Letters for Public Officials, Business Groups

Steve Horn | Posted 06.17.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

The Billings Gazette has revealed that coal mining company Cloudpeak Energy ghost wrote protest letters to the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) on behalf of allied policymakers and business groups.

Emails: ND Ethics Law Potentially Broken on Petraeus Fracking Trip

Steve Horn | Posted 08.11.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

DeSmogBlog has obtained emails via North Dakota's Open Records Statute revealing facts that could be interpreted as indicating that North Dakota Treasurer Kelly Schmidt broke State Investment Board ethics laws.

Lee Camp Features Gen. Petraeus Oil Wars Video on Redacted Tonight

Steve Horn | Posted 08.08.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Comedian Lee Camp premiered a never-before-televised video of former CIA Director General David Petraeus -- who now serves as Chairman of the Kohlber...

ND Treasurer: Red Carpet Rollout for Gen. Petraeus Fracking Field Trip 'Not Unusual'

Steve Horn | Posted 07.30.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogNorth Dakota Treasurer Kelly Schmidt has responded to DeSmogBlog's investigation of the Bakken Shale basin fracking field ...

Mark Gongloff

Look Who's Going All In With Private Equity | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.01.2013 | Business

Wednesday could be the day former CIA director David Petraeus joins the long, proud line of our nation's top defenders cashing in on their warrior bo...

The Public Eye on Private Equity

Jason O. Kelly | Posted 12.12.2012 | Business
Jason O. Kelly

Mitt Romney's campaign for president dragged private equity into the public eye and turned the harsh spotlight of a presidential race on its practitioners. So much for that whole "private" thing.

'The New Tycoons': Prologue

Jason O. Kelly | Posted 12.11.2012 | Business
Jason O. Kelly

Standing in Legoland in 2011, fulfilling a promise to my then eight-year-old son William, it hit me. Practically every time I'd opened my wallet that day, it had been to a company owned by private equity. Even on vacation, I couldn't escape.

Harvard Business Students Debate KKR and Sustainability

Gwen Ruta | Posted 05.22.2012 | Green
Gwen Ruta

For years, Friedman's theories held young business students in thrall across the country, but last week at Harvard Business School, I saw a totally different ethos.

Columbia Biz School Needs an Ethical Disclosure Policy

Sharon Waxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sharon Waxman

An Open Letter To: Lee Bollinger, President, Columbia University Dear President Bollinger, Pleased as I am to be invited to speak at Columbia Busine...

Private Equity: Where Did All The Easy Money Go? | Jason Kelly and Cristina Alesci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Aug. 26 (Bloomberg) -- A year after the financial crisis subsided, the $2.5 trillion private-equity industry is finding the easy money may be gone. M...

Wrecking Healthy Companies and Killing Good Jobs Are Lousy Reasons to Get a Tax Break

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James P. Hoffa

Now that tax season is over, it's a good time to remind people that private equity firms that destroy productive companies should not receive special tax treatment. But they do.

Q&A With Responsible Pension Investment Expert Thomas Croft

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

It's incredible how much we don't know when it comes to the investment practices and trends that affect workers' retirement assets and other institutional savings.

Jackson, Grateful Dead Royalties A New Boon For Private Equity | Adam Satariano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Aug. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Michael Jackson, the Grateful Dead and "The Sound of Music" are finding new fans in pension funds, private equity and banks conv...

New Breed Of "Mega-Bundlers" Supercharged Campaign Finance

Wall Street Journal | BRODY MULLINS and IANTHE JEANNE DUGAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Through Oct. 15, the two presidential candidates had raised a total of $350 million in their joint fund-raising accounts, about equally. In 2004, Pres...

Kohlberg Kravis IPO Coming, But It's Not Your Typical IPO

Wall Street Journal | Dennis K. Berman and Peter Lattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Today, its plan for an initial public offering reflects the troubled times roiling the investment industry: KKR is selling the shares in part to take ...

Kohlberg Kravis IPO: If It Happens, It'll Be A More Diversified Firm

DealBook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts on Monday said it had hired William Sonneborn to further develop its asset management business, in a move that The Financial T...

Lewis Black "Rants" Against Henry Kravis, Takeover Giant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Henry Kravis is giving Steve Schwarzman a run for his money -- at least when it comes to public vilification. Henry KravisThe Service Employees Inter...

Private Equity Giant KKR Goes Green

New York Times | Felicity Barringer and Andrew Ross Sorkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Is private equity going green? Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company, the giant buyout firm, is planning to announce on Thursday a new partnership with t...

KKR In Credit Crunch

New York Post | ZACHERY KOUWE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Even the barbarians didn't think the credit crisis would last this long. A firm affiliated with leveraged buyout giant Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.,...

Sam Stein

On MLK Day, Filmmaker Takes Private Equity To Task | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, filmmaker Robert Greenwald has released a sharp new short film on his topic-de-jour: the excesses of the private e...

Top 10 Worst Business Deals

Time | Bill Saporito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

#1. The Public Invests in Blackstone Group It was only a matter of time before the private equity firms let the public in on the game -- for an infla...