Seeing Dollar Signs

Private equity firms are in the news because of Mitt Romney’s former role at Bain Capital. Peter Lattman, Dealbook reporter for the New York Times discusses what private equity firms actually do and how much they really contribute to the economy. Plus, New Jersey news with WNYC reporters Bob Hennelly and Nancy Solomon; the January series on flying and airline industry continues; NPR’s Planet Money correspondent Adam Davidson discusses the manufacturing sector in our economy; and the phones will be open for your stories about brushing up with celebrities and the super-rich.