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Spa Redefined: The Golden Door's Latest Incarnation

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 03.23.2014 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

The Golden Door is ready for its close-up. The uber-luxury Escondido spa, which since 1998 has languished under corporate ownership, was bought last...

Thailand's Invisible Revolution

Michael Hughes | Posted 03.05.2014 | World
Michael Hughes

The Western media's neglect of the ongoing political unrest in Thailand seems quite conspicuous considering it's a sordid gem of a story ready-made fo...

Three Business Leaders Who Prove That You Can Do Good by Doing Business

Kari Warberg Block | Posted 04.04.2014 | Business
Kari Warberg Block

As a sustainably focused entrepreneur with the aspiration to create a kinder planet, coming together with so many outstanding individuals with similar passions was inspiring and invigorating.

CEO Buys Historic Document For Record Price

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2013 | Business

(Corrects day to Tuesday, not Monday) By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK, June 25 (Reuters) - The chief executive of U.S. privat...

Big Money and the NSA Scandal ... How Dangerous is the "Security/Digital Complex"?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Recent NSA revelations bring up some grave concerns about civil liberties. But they also raise other profound questions -- about the privatization of our military, our inflated expectations for digital technology, and the increasingly cozy relationship between Big Corporations (including Wall Street) and Big Defense.

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.

Obama's Bain

Ken Blackwell | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

In what can only be described as shameless hypocrisy, Obama does support venture capitalism when it supports his political purposes.

D.M. Levine

Two More Private Equity Firms Ready To Go Public

HuffingtonPost.com | D.M. Levine | Posted 04.11.2012 | Business

Two more private equity companies are going public, as a once-secretive industry continues to make its way into the sunlight. Carlyle Group, the th...

Are The Wealthy's Giving Priorities Misplaced?

Pablo Eisenberg | Posted 03.26.2012 | Impact
Pablo Eisenberg

The questions about the giving style of the wealthy come at a time when important social-service and advocacy organizations that serve low- and moderate-income people throughout the country are being forced either to reduce their programs or to shut their doors.

At Davos, CEOs Question The Future Of Capitalism

AP | NIKO PRICE and JOHN DANISZEWSKI | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business

DAVOS, Switzerland — German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted Wednesday that Europe will remain an economic power only if it deepens the integra...

Ruminations From Rubenstein

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 02.11.2012 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

From time to time, I find it helpful to seek insight on how the economy is doing from people who are actually on the firing line -- business executives actively engaged in navigating today's turbulent economic waters. One such is David Rubenstein.

It Takes a Village to Raise a Startup

Nick Seguin | Posted 12.12.2011 | Small Business
Nick Seguin

The classic top-down approach to job creation is deeply flawed. It's not enough to simply put more people on payroll. For the economic recovery to truly take off, we need companies that are innovative, disruptive and scalable. The most effective action governments can take to support job creation is to create conditions that support individual entrepreneurs.

GM CEO 'Clearly' Concerned About Possibility Of U.S. Recession

Posted 11.21.2011 | Business

(Kazunori Takada) - Pent-up car demand in the United States and slowing, but still growing sales in China, should soften concerns about the abilit...

Dunkin' Donuts' Parent Company Receives Toasty Investor Reception

AP | Posted 09.26.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) -- Shares of Dunkin' Donuts parent company are set to start trading Wednesday morning after pricing at $19 per share, more than the $16 ...

SEC After Goldman Over Libya Dealings

Posted 08.09.2011 | Business

The Securities and Exchange Commission is examining whether Goldman Sachs Group Inc and some other financial companies violated bribery laws in de...

Balancing the Budget, Looking for Simple Answers

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

To cut costs you need to trim the big ticket items. Unfortunately, serious discussions about the budget and dramatic actions aren't going to raise re-election coffers or make politicians popular.

Familiar Recipe Cooking Once Again

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

We've tasted this recipe before. A crisis is created. Panic is fomented by politicians, pundits, media, business and others. "Something must be don...

Carlye Group Plans IPO Next Year

washingtonpost.com | Thomas Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Carlyle Group, the District-based investment giant, is saying for the first time that it will likely sell ownership shares to the public, a move t...

Carlyle To Buy Vitamin Maker For $3.8 Billion

AP | MAE ANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The Carlyle Group has agreed to buy vitamin maker NBTY Inc. for $3.8 billion in cash in one of the largest private equity deals so fa...

Powerful Private Equity Firm Sued Over 'Reckless' Mortgage Fund

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The world's second-biggest private-equity firm was sued this week over its "reckless and grossly negligent" management of a failed mortgage bond affil...

Rebuilding Goldman

Reuters | Steve Eder and Matthew Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Ever since the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Goldman with civil fraud over the packaging and sale of a subprime-mortgage linked security,...

The NY Times, The Daily News and the NY Post Snooze while Extell Advances

Marta Hallowell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Marta Hallowell

In two weeks the biggest real estate development in mid-town Manhattan since the creation of Lincoln Center will go before City Planning for approval....

"If You See Something Say Something" -- The Failed Times Square Bombing and the Price of Oil

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Saudi Arabia, through OPEC, is extorting billions from the world's consumers through the manipulation of oil prices, the very source of the monies being funneled to madrasas around the world.

Leadership Growing Up: France and the US

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vivian Norris

What is described in a Financial Times article as Obama's "reserve" and Sarkozy's being "intuitive, impulsive and direct," represents not only a contrast, but also how the two have been influenced by different backgrounds.

Michael Huffington, High-Profile Investor, Sues Carlyle Group

forbes.com | Brian S. Wesbury and Robert Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Michael Huffington, the wealthy former Republican congressman from California, is suing the Carlyle Group and its co-founder, David Rubenstein, over m...