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The tactic is used by lending companies to recruit customers into high-interest loans. Critics call the practice predatory.

  • Dec 11, 2018

A rise in health-code violations at the second-largest nursing home chain in the United States began after the Carlyle Group orchestrated a deal that extracted $1.3 billion for investors but left the firm with untenable financial obligations, according to interviews and financial documents.

  • Nov 25, 2018

A campaign backed by a private-equity company is paying $3 a signature in a petition drive to overturn a California law that would end the bail system. Critics say the system leads to the disproportionate incarceration of poor people. The campaign is the latest sign that private-equity money is reaching into ever remote corners of the economy.

  • Oct 29, 2018

As treasury secretary, Tim Geithner criticized predatory lenders. Now the private equity firm he leads runs a company that mails high-rate loans to risky customers.

  • Jul 1, 2018

The Trump administration says economic pressure brought Kim Jong Un to negotiation. But evidence of new economic woes in North Korea is scant.

  • Mar 26, 2018

A forthcoming U.N. report reveals that the committee implementing trade sanctions against North Korea has faced repeated hacks from a “nation state actor. "

  • Mar 6, 2018

Trump touted “strongest” measures last week, but some lawmakers urge harsher moves.

  • Mar 2, 2018

The measures target 56 entities involved in shipping and trade, part of a bid to prevent Pyongyang from evading previous sanctions.

  • Feb 23, 2018

Players from North Korea's women's hockey team appear to us a lot of equipment from Bauer Hockey, a U.S. company. Given the trade bans with North Korea, how did they get those sticks and gloves and helmets?

  • Feb 8, 2018

Fewer companies are offering traditional plans. Here’s how it went for one set of retirees.

  • Dec 23, 2017
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