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Articles By David Dayen

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

As Coronavirus Spreads, Surprise Medical Bills Kept in Place by Private Equity-Backed Democrat

Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.) torpedoed a fix tp surprise medical billing that threatened his private equity donors' profits. The coronavirus outbreak makes this potentially deadly.

Media Primary category in which blog post is published

The D.C. Media Blob and the Trade Group Speaking Circuit

Anchors, commentators, and contributors at the top news organizations will be featured—and highly paid—speakers at major industry conferences this spring.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

Buttigieg’s Antitrust Adviser is a Wells Fargo Attorney

The campaign has also had advisers sign non-disclosure agreements, and in at least one case attempted to lock someone up with a non-compete agreement.

Revolving Door Primary category in which blog post is published

WeWork’s Revolving-Door Games Called Into Question

Progressive groups highlight how the embattled company hired former senior SEC officials to represent its interests at the SEC.

Finance Primary category in which blog post is published

Hedge Fund Cash Flows to Presidential Candidates—at Puerto Rico’s Expense

Of the Democratic field, only Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have returned the money.

Tech Primary category in which blog post is published

The Facebook Settlement Amounts to Bribery of a Federal Agency

The FTC admitted taking a higher settlement figure from Facebook in exchange for declining to depose Mark Zuckerberg.