GENTLEMEN AT THE GATE “Barbarians” Henry Kravis and George Roberts were the 1980s poster boys for slash-and-burn leveraged buyout dealmaking. Now, with trillions pouring into private equity, KKR and its peers have little choice but to build up rather than break up. BY ANTOINE GARA. SPORTSMONEY: MANNY HAPPY RETURNS Baseball salaries are stagnant, but a few bright stars, like the San Diego Padres’ Manny Machado, still command huge paydays. Plus: the Most Valuable MLB Teams. LANDMARKS AND LARGESSE It’s not just Notre Dame. The Washington Monument, Great Wall of China and Colosseum have all benefited from billionaire backers. Buy, hold, sell: Bring on the bubbly, jettison Koons.
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