CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Employees who worked at companies controlled by Mitt Romney's private equity firm are trying to undercut his private sector experience and cast him as a leader "without a moral compass."

Three people who worked for companies controlled by the Romney-run Bain Capital are speaking Wednesday at the Democratic Party's national convention. In excerpts of their remarks, the employees say Romney's experience is all about cutting jobs and shutting plants.

At the same time, Democrats are seeking to refute Republican criticism that President Barack Obama is anti-business. CarMax co-founder Austin Ligon and Costco co-founder Jim Sinegal are also addressing the convention Wednesday night.

Sinegal says in excerpts that business success requires companies "that plant and grow, not executives who reap and run."

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