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Stories in the category Top one percent

Paths of Soros and Pawlenty cross at e-commerce company

By Laurie Bennett

March 21, 2014 at 11:21am

Business can make for strange political bedfellows.

Rubenstein becomes co-chair of Brookings

By Muckety

March 19, 2014 at 3:17pm

David M. Rubenstein, billionaire co-founder of the Carlyle Group, has been named co-chairman of the Brookings Institution.

Warren Buffett, the congressman’s son

By Laurie Bennett

March 19, 2014 at 8:10am

Warren Buffett so embodies the down-to-earth, self-made success story that it’s easy to forget he was born to privilege.

William Clay Ford dies

By Muckety

March 9, 2014 at 2:59pm

William Clay Ford, owner of the Detroit Lions and former vice chairman of Ford Motor, has died at age 88.

Icahn says eBay directors have conflicts of interest

By Laurie Bennett

February 24, 2014 at 12:48pm

Investor Carl Icahn has called for the resignations of two eBay directors because of conflicting business interests.

Pete Seeger was an elite in one way

By Laurie Bennett

January 28, 2014 at 5:47pm

Pete Seeger, who died Monday at age 94, always spoke for the disadvantaged.

David Rubenstein’s paper trail

By Laurie Bennett

December 2, 2013 at 8:06am

Among the curios recently acquired by private equity billionaire David Rubenstein: the world’s most expensive book.

Skakel family spends fortune on trial, appeal

By Laurie Bennett

November 20, 2013 at 7:25am

The family of Michael Skakel, a Kennedy cousin convicted of murder, has spent millions trying to free him.

ALEC, SPN and the Kochs

By Laurie Bennett

November 14, 2013 at 8:19am

A new report by the liberal Center for Media and Democracy examines Koch influence at the state level.

High-end art isn’t an economic indicator

By Laurie Bennett

November 13, 2013 at 8:59am

The art world set another record Tuesday with an auction price of $142.4 million for a 1969 Francis Bacon triptych.

Report: billionaires collect farm subsidies

By Laurie Bennett

November 7, 2013 at 10:49am

Fifty billionaires were direct or indirect recipients of farm subsidies, according to a report by the nonprofit Environmental Working Group.

Off the ballfield, a win and a loss for Ricketts

By Laurie Bennett

November 6, 2013 at 7:27am

Billionaire Joe Ricketts, who has turned his attentions to politics in recent years, saw mixed results Tuesday.

The resilience of Steven Cohen

By Laurie Bennett

November 5, 2013 at 8:59am

Few companies could survive a guilty plea to insider trading charges, a $1.2 billion penalty and a ban on handling outsiders’ money.

Walton records can never be erased

By Laurie Bennett

October 28, 2013 at 7:00am

Here’s an exercise in futility: Wal-Mart heir Alice Walton is asking that the record of her 2011 arrest in Texas for driving while intoxicated be expunged.

Charting the top and the bottom of the food chain

By Laurie Bennett

October 17, 2013 at 7:51am

Two reports issued this week detailed the extent to which fast-food companies rely on the U.S. taxpayers to supplement workers’ low wages.

Twitter stakeholders brace for IPO

By Laurie Bennett

October 4, 2013 at 10:18am

By Thanksgiving, Evan Williams may be a bona fide billionaire, with the value of his stake in Twitter backed up by real prices on a public exchange, rather than in-house estimates.

Beanie Babies billionaire faces prison term

By Laurie Bennett

October 3, 2013 at 8:46am

When you’re worth an estimated $2.6 billion, why try to dodge a measly $5.6 million in taxes?

SCOTUS case could permit more campaign money from elites

By Laurie Bennett

October 2, 2013 at 8:26am

The Supreme Court will hear a case next week that could open the gates to greater political influence for the wealthiest Americans.

Another lawsuit for the Perelmans

By Laurie Bennett

September 30, 2013 at 6:10am

You have to wonder if there’s a litigious gene in the Perelman family.

The NFL - owned by billionaires, led by millionaires, financed by the public

By Laurie Bennett

September 24, 2013 at 9:16am

National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell makes $30 million a year as a nonprofit CEO.


  • The enormity of the U.S. Intelligence Community
    February 16, 2017 at 8:58am

    As it struggles to assemble a cabinet and to replace a national security adviser who has resigned and a labor secretary nominee who has withdrawn, the Trump administration takes on a new challenge: stanching leaks from U.S. intelligence.

    Immigration ban strains Trump relations with Silicon Valley
    January 30, 2017 at 9:06am

    Seven weeks ago, the president-elect made nice with the titans of tech, sitting down with them at Trump Tower and pledging government support.

    Coming together
    January 22, 2017 at 1:25pm

    From above, from the bird’s eye view of helicopters or satellites, the crowd was massive.

    The Davos elite
    January 19, 2017 at 8:22am

    The annual meeting in Davos brings together the elite of business and foreign relations - the supposed antithesis of Donald Trump’s views on governance.

    In a typical cabinet, Elaine Chao would be one of the richest
    January 12, 2017 at 8:37am

    When critics complain about the big-money nominees in Donald Trump’s cabinet, they focus on billionaire investor Wilbur Ross (Commerce), Amway in-law Betsy DeVos (Education), former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson (State) and Goldman Sachs alum Steve Mnuchin (Treasury).

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