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Past articles by Peter:

Private equity investors raising U.S. medical prices, study says

Private equity groups have been buying up hundreds of doctor practices and gaining the power to lift medical prices across the United States, according to a study. → Read More

Financiers bought up anesthesia practices, then raised prices

Created 10 years ago by a private-equity firm, USAP is now one of the largest in the U.S., with more than 4,000 doctors and spanning nine states. As it gobbled up existing practices, substantial price hikes followed. → Read More

Heir of accused antiquities smuggler agrees to forfeit $12 million

The family of Douglas Latchford has agreed to give up a 7th-century statue and money that U.S. officials linked to sales of stolen and smuggled artifacts. → Read More

Rising rents were a crisis for tenants. For landlord Starwood, they were a gift.

Private equity firms and private real estate trusts surged into the apartment market in the decade before the recent run-up in rent prices. As landlords, they imposed and benefited from the significant rent increases. → Read More

Oregon demands information about grocer mega-merger

Oregon joins California, Illinois, Washington and the D.C. in opposition to a proposed merger of two of the nation's largest grocery chains. → Read More

Albertsons wants to issue a $4 billion ‘special dividend.’ Critics call it ‘looting.’

The parent of Albertsons and Safeway says it’s rewarding shareholders. Critics see a case of private equity managers enriching themselves while eviscerating a company. → Read More

At Invitation Homes, unpermitted work leaves leaky plumbing, faulty repairs, renters say

The nation's largest corporate landlord boasts of leading a "revolution" in rental houses. But some of its portfolio of 80,000 homes were renovated without permits. → Read More

Shareholders asked oil giant Chevron to cut emissions. Now some want the chairman ousted.

A shareholder advocacy group is renewing a bid to remove the chairman and another director at the nation’s second-largest oil company for not doing more to curb carbon emissions. → Read More

Russian oligarchs have donated millions to U.S. charities, museums and universities, analysis shows

As the Biden administration seeks to punish oligarchs aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin, records show that many U.S. charities and cultural institutions have long accepted large donations from them. → Read More

SEC proposes basic rules for private equity, hedge funds

While the SEC has generally steered clear of regulating the $18 trillion field of private funds — basically hedge funds, private equity and venture capital — it is proposing basic investor-disclosure rules for the field. → Read More

Sen. Warren demands profit and rent figures from companies following Pandora Papers revelations

Sen. Elizabeth Warren issued letters on Thursday to three of the nation's largest owners of suburban housing, demanding information about their profits, rent hikes and acquisitions. The letters come as a relatively new real estate phenomenon is spreading across suburban U.S. neighborhoods: large companies buying up thousands of single-family homes every month and putting them up for rent → Read More

Tech billionaire surrenders Cambodian relics sold by indicted art dealer

The 35 relics from James H. Clark’s private collection include a monumental sandstone sculpture that once adorned an ancient Khmer capital city and bronze sculptures from near Angkor Wat. Clark obtain the relics more than a decade ago from indicted art dealer Douglas Latchford. → Read More

Global investors profited from U.S. rental homes, foreclosure crisis

The Pandora Papers reveal a plan to exploit the foreclosure crisis and an unprecedented flow of global finance into American suburbs. Wealthy investors profited as Progress Residential bought homes at depressed prices and rented them back to middle-class families who could no longer afford to buy them. → Read More

After Pandora Papers, Met officials contacted U.S. attorneys about relics Cambodia says were stolen

After the Pandora Papers revelations, officials with the Metropolitan Museum of Art contacted U.S. investigators amid questions over whether Cambodian relics in the collection had been looted. → Read More

Denver Art Museum announces return of four artifacts to Cambodia after Pandora Papers coverage of indicted art dealer

The announced return of the four museum pieces, which comes after an investigation by The Post and ICIJ into The Pandora Papers, was welcomed by Cambodian officials who are seeking the return of countless Khmer civilization relics. → Read More

More than 100 billionaires kept money hidden in offshore accounts

What the Pandora Papers turn up about the world’s wealthiest people: buying influence, avoiding taxes and owning yachts → Read More

Cambodian relics tied to indicted art dealer Douglas Latchford have turned up in the Met, other museums

Cambodia wants its religious artifacts returned. Dozens tied to an indicted collector remain in the Met and other prominent museums. The Pandora Papers expose his reliance on offshore secrecy. → Read More

Putin’s inner circle linked to offshore holdings and tax havens

Three dozen tycoons met Putin on invasion day. Pandora Papers and Paradise Papers reveal how Russia’s richest businessmen have transferred wealth offshore. → Read More

Predatory debt collectors would be barred from government’s pandemic relief loans under new bill

Debt collectors already have gained more than $520 million in loans from the Paycheck Protection Program. The bill would bar debt collectors that have been sanctioned from participating any more in the program. → Read More

State capitols tighten security and brace for the unknown as far-right groups plot shows of strength

National Guard troops deployed to protect statehouses from a repeat of U.S. Capitol assault. → Read More