bain capital http://wwno.org en Bain, Bain, Go Away: In Defense, Romney Attacks http://wwno.org/post/bain-bain-wont-go-away-romney-campaign Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney sat for a hastily arranged flurry of TV interviews Friday, strongly denying he had any role in running Bain Capital at a time when, according to reports, the company invested in firms that outsourced jobs overseas.<p>He also called for an apology from President Obama for statements by his campaign that Romney said were beneath the dignity of the presidency.<p>The five network interviews came after stories this week about Romney's role in Bain Capital. Sat, 14 Jul 2012 09:49:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 15741 at http://wwno.org Romney Defends Timing Of Bain Tenure; Time Will Tell If It Matters http://wwno.org/post/romney-defends-timing-bain-tenure-time-will-tell-if-it-matters Once upon a time — just a few weeks ago, in fact — the story of Bain Capital was a useful and easy one for Mitt Romney. His years running the private equity firm had taught him how jobs are created, a skill he would bring with him to the White House.<p>And what of the negative consequences from Bain's involvement in various companies? The layoffs? The plant closings? The outsourcing of jobs to China?<p>As Romney explained it, these weren't an issue. Those things happened after he had left Bain to go salvage the Salt Lake City Olympics in February 1999. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 23:15:00 +0000 editor 15730 at http://wwno.org What's It Mean That Romney Was CEO, Anyway? http://wwno.org/post/whats-it-mean-romney-was-ceo-anyway Mitt Romney faces new scrutiny over his time at the helm of Bain Capital, the private equity shop he ran from 1984 until — well, that's exactly the question.<p>The political <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/07/12/156673916/three-crucial-years-propel-romneys-business-career-back-to-center-stage" target="_blank">fight of the moment</a> is just when Romney stopped running Bain Capital, which specialized in buying troubled companies and turning them around.<p>The Republican presidential candidate (and presumed party nominee) has long said he left in February 1999. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 21:48:00 +0000 editor 15723 at http://wwno.org