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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Feb. 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York.

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Feb. 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York.

Britton Hill: A New Bush Hurdle?

Britton Hill is the highest hill in Florida. That’s surely not saying much in a state where the tallest elevation reaches 345 feet above sea level — the lowest high-point of any American state. Even Washington, D.C., has a higher...

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Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee proposed restructuring the U.S. tax code on Feb. 26, 2014.

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Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee proposed restructuring the U.S. tax code on Feb. 26, 2014.

Blackstone, Other Private Equities Face Corporate Tax Rates in Reform

Blackstone Group, KKR & Co. and other publicly traded private equity firms would be forced to go private or pay the corporate income tax under a plan from the top Republican tax writer in Congress. The proposal from Rep. Dave...

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Retired U.S. Army general Wesley Clark sits on a panel hosted by the Clinton Foundation to recognize 15-year anniversary of the Dayton accords on February 9, 2011 in New York City.

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Retired U.S. Army general Wesley Clark sits on a panel hosted by the Clinton Foundation to recognize 15-year anniversary of the Dayton accords on February 9, 2011 in New York City.

Private Equity’s Dueling Generals – Clark Sees ‘Opportunity’

Updated at 4:45 pm EDT with Clark interview You’ve been to hell and back, fighting the most advanced wars in history. In the process, not only has the array of stars on your shoulders swelled, but so has your Rolodex:...

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Retired Army General David Petraeus, pictured as the top U.S. commander in Iraq, in 2007.

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Retired Army General David Petraeus, pictured as the top U.S. commander in Iraq, in 2007.

Petraeus ‘All In’ for Private Equity?

  KKR & Co.  the private-equity firm run by Henry Kravis and George Roberts, is in discussions with former Central Intelligence Agency Director David Petraeus about a role at the company, according to a person with knowledge of the talks....

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A Bushmaster Firearms rep, right, shows an attendee a semi-auotmatic Bushmaster Enhanced Adaptive Combat Rifle (ACR) at the Bushmaster Firearms booth at the National Shooting Sports Foundation's 34th annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show.

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A Bushmaster Firearms rep, right, shows an attendee a semi-auotmatic Bushmaster Enhanced Adaptive Combat Rifle (ACR) at the Bushmaster Firearms booth at the National Shooting Sports Foundation's 34th annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show.

Guns and Private Equity – Cerberus: Teacher-Clients’ Interests in Mind

It didn’t take long for Cerberus to remember who its masters are. The New York-based private equity firm, which takes its name from the mythical three-headed dog that guards the gates of Hell, said late yesterday it would sell Freedom...

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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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Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and chief executive officer of Blackstone Group LP.

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Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and chief executive officer of Blackstone Group LP.

Private Equity’s Election Bounce?

Could all this madness actually be good for business? After enduring almost a year of attacks on private equity, one of its chief practitioners seems to think the industry could come out ahead when the November dust settles. Steve Schwarzman,...

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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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