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Private Equity, Explained

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From Cellphones To Cigarettes: The Long Arm Of The Chinese Government

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A Revival In American Manufacturing, Led By Brooklyn Foodies

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How Mitt Romney's Firm Transformed A Struggling Company, In 5 Steps

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How Mitt Romney's Firm Tried — And Failed — To Build A Paper Empire

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What Do Private Equity Firms Actually Do?

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