Hedge Funds

Pickens pledges help for Texas vets


Critics may argue that the Bush administration isn't doing enough to support the families of U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. But billionaire hedge fund manager and oil tycoon Boone Pickens sure is doing his part to help. Pickens plunked down $600,000 in September to jumpstart the construction of a new residential facility for the families of recovering GIs. Groundbreaking for the $2.5 million facility is expected in early 2007.

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