The Big Conversation:
A Texas couple's mortgage has added another layer of complexity to Mitt Romney's much-debated business record.
Though Romney's work as the head of the private equity firm Bain Capital has dominated news coverage of his professional history, details of a lesser-known deal Romney made in Texas real estate in the 1980s have surfaced, lending more insight into the presidential candidate's business practices.
As The New York Times reports, Romney, before founding Bain Capital, entered the booming Texas real estate market in 1982, buying five rent-to-own homes in the Houston area. But the housing ...