September 27, 2012 The newly unearthed video of Mitt Romney in 1985 explaining how Bain Capital hoped to "harvest" the firms it invested in seemed at odds with the Republican presidential nominee's suggestion on the campaign trail that creating jobs was a major aim in those days.
August 23, 2012 What they say about the investment firm founded by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney remains unclear.
May 23, 2012 Bain's failed effort to build a paper empire. Also: How Bain transformed a struggling company, in five steps.
May 21, 2012 It's a classic campaign chain of events: a rising star (in this case Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker) seems to cross his party's leader, and then says he was misunderstood. Meanwhile, the opposition uses his words to its advantage.
May 7, 2012 Guest columnist Dean Baker explains how many forms of investment contribute little or no value to society.
January 19, 2012 Here's an explanation of "carried interest," which allows private equity managers to pay taxes at a relatively low rate.
January 13, 2012 Mitt Romney's campaign has a new TV ad meant to counter attacks on his career at private-equity firm Bain Capital, using the same defense it has ever since his rivals for the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination started taking populist jabs at him.
January 12, 2012 Steven Rattner, the Wall Street financier who oversaw the Obama Administration's successful rescues of General Motors and Chrysler, now comes to the aid of some other beleaguered members of corporate America — Mitt Romney in his former role as a private-equity CEO, and Bain Capital, the company the Republican presidential candidate once ran.
October 19, 2011 President Obama is either raising money from the financial sector like a man with many friends and supporters in that field despite his attempts to regulate it. Or, he is losing the money race to Mitt Romney, that veteran of the private-equity world, because of his administration's efforts to clamp down on Wall Street with new regulations.