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Wall Street Roundup: Betting against America. Hating Dodd-Frank.

October 22, 2010 |  7:27 am

Private equity goes mainstream. In the wake of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts' decision to buy a Goldman Sachs trading desk, a number of articles are looking at how private equity firms, including Blackstone, are branching out.

Betting against America. Hedge fund giant Bridgewater is up $15 billion this year based on its bearish bets on the American economy.

Hating Dodd-Frank. The American public is showing no love for the recently passed financial reform bill, with 54% saying they are dissatisfied, according to a new poll.

Secret donors. The New York Times discovers the corporations that have been secretly funding political spending at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the big names predictably come from the financial and oil industries, including Prudential and Goldman Sachs.

--Nathaniel Popper

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