Twinkies are back: And last longer?

by , and Jul 9, 2013
Twinkie is back in business after a big slim down — cheaper wages, fewer benefits, and other cost-cutting measures.

Hedge funds crowd first-time buyers out of housing market

by David Weinberg Dec 10, 2012
Hedge funds and private-equity funds are buying up hundreds of foreclosed homes at a time, turning them into rentals, crowding out first-time home buyers looking for bargains.
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Explaining dividend recapitalization

by Paddy Hirsch Oct 23, 2012
Dividend recapitalization: private equity shenanigans or sound common sense? Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains how it works.
Dividend recapitalization: private equity shenanigans or sound common sense? Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch explains how it works.
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Private equity firms: Job creators or job destroyers?

by Jeff Horwich Jul 16, 2012
We'll likely hear more this week about when, exactly, Mitt Romney left his top job at Bain Capital. But here's the question that will persist: Job creator, or job destroyer? And that question's bigger than Bain, bigger than Romney --…
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Private equity and the campaign

by David Gura May 15, 2012
Here's a topic you'll hear a lot about in the general election: private equity. And you can thank one of Mitt Romney's Republican opponents for that.

The role of private equity in the U.S. economy

by Jeremy Hobson Jan 23, 2012
We speak to a private equity insider about whether the industry is really full of 'vulture capitalists,' or if it serves a necessary function in our society.
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Private equity explained

by Paddy Hirsch Jan 13, 2012
Private equity funds are groups of investors that flip companies for a profit. It’s the technique they use that makes them special, as senior producer Paddy Hirsch explains.
Private equity funds are groups of investors that flip companies for a profit. It’s the technique they use that makes them special, as Senior Producer Paddy Hirsch explains.
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Do private equity firms go too far?

by Jeremy Hobson Jan 13, 2012
Mitt Romney has received criticism for his time at Bain Capital. What does Bain, and similar private equity firms, really do?

Private equity: Job killer or creator?

by Kai Ryssdal Jan 12, 2012
Professor Joshua Rauh at Northwestern University explains what private equity is, and what impact it has on the job market.

Private equity hits the political spotlight

by Heidi Moore Jan 10, 2012
Mitt Romney’s role as founder of Bain Capital has prompted rivals to criticize him for destroying jobs. What exactly do private equity firms do?

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