| Apr 9, 2012
| 12:36 PM
Venture-capital fundraising in the U.S. plummeted 35% in the first quarter of 2012 – but the industry is hoping investors are just taking a breather before they begin pledging more funds in earnest.
The total pot at the end of the quarter was $4....
| Apr 10, 2012
In his Wisconsin victory speech last Tuesday, Mitt Romney said, "Washington has to become an ally of business, not the opposition of business."
This to me is a more worrisome statement than his communications advisor's gaffe about Etch-A-Sketches or...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 9:32 AM
Paging Mr. Fezziwig.
One might get the notion that Charles Dickens' good-hearted fictional employer was back in business after the announcement this week by a private equity firm, Cerberus Capital Management, that it intends to sell Freedom Group Inc.,...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 12:39 PM
Bloomin’ Brands Inc., the Tampa-based owner of the Outback Steakhouse chain, is aiming for as much as $321 million in its initial public offering.
The company, which first filed for the IPO in April, expects shares to be priced between $13 and...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 3:00 AM
China should be at the center of the 2012 Republican campaign for the White House. Unless Mitt Romney emphasizes specific solutions for creating jobs by ending unnecessary outsourcing to the Middle Kingdom, he won't win.
President Barack Obama's...
| Jul 29, 2012
When the Olympic Games began almost 30 centuries ago in ancient Greece, rulers of city-states proclaimed an "Olympic truce," a ban on warfare to allow athletes, poets and spectators to attend without getting speared.
It would be nice to think that this...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 9:56 AM
Talk about two political careers going in opposite directions.
Last Sunday, I wrote about the top Sunday morning public affairs shows like "Meet the Press" falling in love with Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and booking him every chance they get.
| Aug 1, 2012
| 4:07 AM
If Barack Obama's and Mitt Romney's internal pollsters show what Quinnipiac University does in their Pennsylvania survey released Wednesday morning, it may explain why the campaigns have waged a half-hearted effort in the state.
Polling "likely voters"...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Could it be that President Barack Obama's best chance for re-election in November is ... Mitt Romney?
The dismal state of the economy, and especially the stagnant high unemployment rate, clearly are red flags for Mr. Obama's hopes of retaining the...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 3:52 PM
WASHINGTON – The presidential campaigns traded barbs Sunday over Mitt Romney’s refusal to release more tax returns and the candidates’ competing economic plans.
Romney supporters accused Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) of...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 2:21 PM
In the expanding political universe of anonymous allegations and nonresponsive responses, the latest exchange between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and prospective Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney takes the cake.
At issue is Mr. Romney's...