Monthly Archives: April 2012

Private Equity

Since we were talking about Mitt Romney’s private equity firm, Bain Capital, the other day, I thought today’s word should be “Private Equity”!   private equity — noun finance equity in a business that is raised from private sources, as opposed … Continue reading

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Your insurance company may owe you $127

“Last year, the Affordable Care Act started requiring health insurers to spend a certain percentage of the premium payments they receive toward patient care, such as doctor’s visits and hospital stays, and quality improvement activities, including discounted gym memberships or … Continue reading

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After a Romney Deal, Profits and Then Layoffs

Great job, Mitt! If we win the White House we can bring your valueable Bain Capital model to the whole country! Source: The New York times “Bain settled on a common tactic in private equity: In April 1999, it pushed Dade … Continue reading

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A Double Treat!

Hello kids! I haven’t seen you since your school was in lock down. Today you’re in for a double treat.  First we’ll have three words of the day and then we’ll play a game! hy•poc•ri•sy [hi-pok-ruh-see] noun, plural hy•poc•ri•sies. 1. … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke at risk in bribery allegations

“The Department of Justice is reportedly conducting a criminal probe of the Wal-Mart bribery allegations. The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating as well. On Monday afternoon, Democrats in the House of Representatives said they too would investigate the allegations … Continue reading

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Drought Suspends Pennsylvania Fracking Operations

“Low stream flows have forced officials to suspend water usage for the natural gas development (fracking) in portions of Pennsylvania. A lack of snowfall this winter and a lack of rain this spring were the major players in abnormally low … Continue reading

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