'Vulture Capitalism'? How Private Equity Firms Work
January 19, 2012
GOP candidates have attacked Mitt Romney as a "vulture capitalist" who destroyed jobs. The charges center on his 15 years at the private equity firm Bain Capital. But what are private equity firms, and what do they do?
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