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Peter Carbonara, who joined BusinessWeek in August 2008, is a senior writer in the Finance department.

Carbonara has written, edited, or produced pieces for Dow Jones Newswires, Spin, The American Lawyer, Court TV, The Boston Phoenix, PBS's Frontline, Money, Fortune, Fortune Small Business, Fast Company, Institutional Investor, and Popular Science.

Carbonara lives in New Jersey with his wife, Elizabeth Brevitz—a veterinarian and author of The Hound Health Handbook—and their two children.

Peter Carbonara

Articles by Peter Carbonara


  • Sizing Up Buffett's Biggest Bet
    With his $34 billion purchase of Burlington Northern, is Buffett signaling confidence in an upturn—or just rebalancing his portfolio?
  • Banking: Mr. Cleanup
    Banking: Mr. Cleanup
    At the epicenter of the financial crisis, small-town bankers like Jim Edwards are building their businesses by mopping up the damage to their communities
  • Look at All the New IPOs
    Look at All the New IPOs
    More private companies are going public—and the new companies are outperforming blue chips
  • Private Equity Loves Orphan Brands
    Private Equity Loves Orphan Brands
    Hilco Consumer Capital, Gordon Brothers, and others are reviving such castoff brands as Folgers, Linens N' Things, and Polaroid
  • Private Equity Moves In on Banks
    Private Equity Moves In on Banks
    With hundreds of banks in desperate need of cash, regulators are allowing deals with firms that rewrite the rules of ownership




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