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Big investment firms buy up hundreds of mobile home parks and call it affordable housing. A resident says “they just want the rent.”

  • Feb 14, 2019

In a blog post Thursday, the Amazon founder accused the National Enquirer of threatening to blackmail him.

  • Feb 8, 2019

After a Washington Post story reported that top Trump administration officials were slated to get $10,000 raises during the shutdown, the administration told federal agencies that "it would be prudent" not to follow through on the pay increases.

  • Jan 5, 2019

While 800,000 federal workers go without pay during a partial shutdown, hundreds of top Trump administration officials are poised to get raises barring new budget legislation.

  • Jan 4, 2019

Private-equity firm Sun Capital has filed for bankruptcy 5 times in 10 years, leaving $280 million unpaid.

  • Dec 28, 2018

Citing work by The Washington Post, organic farm advocates hail requirements in the new farm bill that are intended to make sure that imported food sold in the U.S. as "USDA Organic" is actually organic.

  • Dec 20, 2018

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

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
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