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Mitt Romney, head of Bain & Company, Inc.

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Mitt Romney, head of Bain & Company, Inc.

Bain (The Man) Speaks Out

We’ve heard from Bain, the Firm. Now there’s something (a little something) from Bain, the Man. The Daily Beast coaxed the hyper-private Bill Bain into addressing the criticism directed at his namesake firm and his protégé Mitt Romney’s tenure there...

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Mitt Romney at a town hall meeting in Grand Junction, Colorado.

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Mitt Romney at a town hall meeting in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Romney Transcends Private Equity… Until He Doesn’t

So just how big a drag is Mitt Romney’s history in private equity? Not much, if you believe the latest NBC News Wall Street Journal Poll, which involved interviews from Sept. 12 to 16 with 900 registered voters. Voters ranked...

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Former employee at companies controlled by Bain Capital, David Foster speaks during day two of the DNC.

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Former employee at companies controlled by Bain Capital, David Foster speaks during day two of the DNC.

Former Employee: Bain Fired 750 Steelworkers, Pocketed $12m Profit

Bain Capital LLC fired 750 steelworkers while they pocketed $12 million in profit, according to David Foster, a steel worker who led other workers in the midwest, including at GST Steel in Kansas City, a 100-year old company bought by...

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Wilbur L. Ross Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of W. L.Ross & Co. LLC.

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Wilbur L. Ross Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of W. L.Ross & Co. LLC.

Ross: Private-Equity Rhetoric Hurts

If you ask private-equity executives whether the campaign rhetoric surrounding Mitt Romney’s buyout past is hurting business, most will wave you off. For billionaire investor Wilbur Ross, on the other hand, the effect has been real — and he’s ready...

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Protests outside a fundraiser for Mitt Romney on July 16, 2012 in Baton Rouge, La.

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Protests outside a fundraiser for Mitt Romney on July 16, 2012 in Baton Rouge, La.

Rick Perry, from `Vulture Capitalism’ to Tax Auditor — Pressing Romney

Payback is priceless. Texas Governor Rick Perry, who challenged Republican Mitt Romney for the party’s presidential nomination — and criticized Romney’s private-equity business as “vulture capitalism” – has joined a bipartisan chorus  ranging from the Obama campaign to a former...

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