Bain Capital helps kill another iconic American company

via http://inthesetimes.com/article/20600/how-private-equity-killed-toys-r-us

Once Toys R Us was taken over, however, the debt [that] Vornado Realty, KKR and Bain used to acquire it was pushed back onto the company, skyrocketing its debt obligations to $7.6 billion.
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Mosquito anti-itch cream

FYI: https://www.instagram.com/p/BYjjQzggzeB

I don't know about you but mosquitoes are crazy for me! Made some anti-itch cream. :) we shall see if it works! #herbal #apothecary #herbalremedies #handmade #kitchenwitch
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