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Dell Shares Go Bananas On Buyout Talk

Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.16.2013 | Business
Mark Gongloff

Dell shares are going bananas right now on rumors of a magical unicorn rescue, also known as a private equity buyout.

Decoding Romney

Paula Gordon | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Financial engineering of the type Mitt Romney represents is not going to fix our problems -- it is what got us into this godawful mess.

Bad Debts, Big Profits: How Private Equity Firms Turn Red Ink Into Gold

David Callahan | Posted 07.23.2012 | Business
David Callahan

Modern American capitalism is rife with sophisticated financial intermediaries who exploit flaws and complexity in the system, as well as insider connections, to make profits off of predatory behavior -- which brings us back to why the attacks on Bain Capital are both accurate and fair.

Private Equity: Where Did All The Easy Money Go?

bloomberg.com | 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...