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How 1 mill thrived, 1 failed after Bain invested

Profits for Mitt Romney, firm in both deals

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - As depicted in a campaign ad for President Obama, Mitt Romney and Bain Capital’s single-minded pursuit of riches led to bankruptcy and hundreds of layoffs at a Kansas City steel mill. In a dueling ad for Romney, Bain’s seed money for a start-up steel mill in Indiana created thousands of good-paying jobs.

One industry, two deals, opposite outcomes.

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