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Glen Martin | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Glen Martin

We must stop fighting each other and recognize where our true interests lie -- and it is naïve to think they lie with Romney.

Despite Suspicions Years Ago, IRS Took No Action On Private Equity Tax Strategies

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2012 | Business

By Kim Dixon and Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON, Sept 3 (Reuters) - U.S. tax authorities took no formal action after launching a probe...

Will Romney's Run Expose Lack of Diversity in Private Capital Industry?

Mike Green | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Mike Green

Mitt Romney is running for president on the record of his experience as a job creator in the private equity and venture capital industry. So, the issue of inclusion, or lack thereof, should be center stage. What is Romney's record on economic inclusion?

Romney Campaign Finally Launches Bain Defense

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney launched a new website promoting his private sector experience on Thursday, the same day he was set to formally accept the Republican Part...

Zach Carter

Romney's Bain Status Reaped Huge Tax Benefits | Zach Carter | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney has repeatedly insisted during the presidential campaign that layoffs and other controversy surrounding Bain Capital compani...

A Fat Cat Wants Out

Victor Stenger | Posted 10.21.2012 | Business
Victor Stenger

I suppose private equity companies perform some useful services, but do these fully justify the huge profits they make?

Private Equity's not so Dirty Secret: How it's Making a Difference and Helping People

Patrick McGinnis | Posted 10.14.2012 | Business
Patrick McGinnis

he industry, once known mainly in financial circles, is now ingrained in the public consciousness, and its dealmakers can thank Mitt Romney for the unwelcome glare of public scrutiny.

Newark Mayor Visited President Obama To Make Amends After Bain Capital Flap

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

When Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) went off-message and defended private equity during a "Meet the Press" appearance in May, many Democrats were angry ...

Don't Blame Bain: Blame Ourselves

Seth Korman | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics
Seth Korman

We still reap what we sow. However corrupt or incestuous our political system may appear, it is still undoubtedly free and democratic; and we, the American people, have the power to elect officials and set the conditions in which our businesses can operate.

Private Firms Eyeing Profits From U.S. Public Schools

Reuters | Posted 10.02.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon NEW YORK, Aug 1 (Reuters) - The investors gathered in a tony private club in Manhattan were eager to hear about the...

Sorry, Taxpayers, Solyndra's Not Paying Back Most Of Its Government Loan

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.30.2012 | Business

Solyndra's not going to pay back the better part of its loans, which is bad news for its investors -- better known as U.S. taxpayers. Solyndra, the...

Private-Equity Executive: Romney's Candidacy 'Lacks All Credibility'

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.25.2012 | Business

Just because Mitt Romney ran a private equity firm doesn't mean he's qualified to be president. That's what guys like Vice President Joe Biden and Los...

He's Not One Of Us, Venture Capitalists Say

Reuters | Sarah McBride and Greg Roumeliotis | Posted 09.19.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - When staffers at the National Venture Capital Association see a report that refers to U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney's investment...

So Did Mitt Romney Really 'Create Jobs' at Staples?

Dave Johnson | Posted 09.16.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

Did Mitt Romney really "create 100,000 jobs" with Staples? Simple answer: only if no one else was selling office supplies, stationery, etc. before Staples came along.

Mitt Romney Trails President Obama With Women Voters In Ohio

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- To see the most important impact of the Democrats' attacks on Mitt Romney's career at Bain Capital, look no further than how the presump...

Piecing Together Impact Investing, $4 Billion at a Time

Ben Thornley | Posted 09.15.2012 | Business
Ben Thornley

Whatever the reason for growth in double bottom line funds, the important point is that we can now have the conversation, thanks to the data. And the data is grounded in the perfectly workable definition of impact investing that we already have at our disposal.

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney Calls 2012 Election A 'Battle' Over What's In His Heart, And He's Losing | Jon Ward | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– When Mitt Romney told NAACP conventioneers this week that they would support him for president if they only "understood who I truly am...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney Ducks The L-Word, Calling Obama Bain Criticisms 'Disgusting' | Jon Ward | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Mitt Romney called attacks on his business record by President Barack Obama's reelection campaign "disgusting," but backed off calling...

Mitt Romney and the New Gilded Age

Robert Reich | Posted 09.01.2012 | Business
Robert Reich

The election of 2012 raises two perplexing questions. The first is how the GOP could put up someone for president who epitomizes the excesses of casino capitalism that have nearly destroyed the economy. The second is why the Democrats have failed to point this out.

Mitt Romney, Hedge Fund Manager

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.26.2012 | Business

Could-be U.S. President Willard Mitt Romney has played many roles in his life: Governor. Husband. Hairdresser. People-firer. Hoagie-lover. But did you...

How Romney’s Firm Got Rich While Companies It Owned Failed

The New York Times | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics

Cambridge Industries, an automotive plastics supplier whose losses had been building for three consecutive years, finally filed for bankruptcy in May ...

Ponzi Schemer Invested Based On Astrology

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 06.22.2012 | Business

There are many methods by which investors try to beat the stock market. Basing one's strategies on the gravitational pull of the earth and lunar cycle...

Obama and Romney: the Economic Dream Team?

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

Barack Obama should remain president, and Mitt Romney should become America's Economic Czar. Romney should send Obama his resume ASAP, and the president should hire him without delay.

A More Honest Assessment of Private Equity

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 08.08.2012 | Business
Leo Hindery, Jr.

A generation ago, leaders in business, government and labor all understood that national prosperity depends on a vibrant middle class growing from the bottom up. Corporate responsibility should flow equally to investors and workers.

Jon Ward

Democrats Pounce On Evidence That Attacks On Romney's Bain Career Are Working | Jon Ward | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

ST. LOUIS –- Democrats seized on a new poll of battleground states Thursday that indicated the Obama campaign's attacks on Mitt Romney's private eq...