Daimler AG Chief Executive Officer Dieter Zetsche in early 2013 had to face down critics to hang onto his job. A year later, his strategy is gaining traction, with Mercedes-Benz closing the gap with bigger German rivals.
Lisa Falcone is sitting at the head of a conference table, rapping to music by Swizz Beatz and waving her tanned arms above her head. She's meeting with the two employees of her fledgling company, Everest Entertainment. Just outside the room, her husband, Philip Falcone, is running his $9 billion hedge fund, Harbinger Capital, but that doesn't hold her back. She produced the song and sings along as it blasts from iPod speakers on the table: "Come on bitches, get your hands in the air, ugly bitches too, we don't care!"
Mourners from the world of music and film as well as those from around the block came to pay tribute to singer Whitney Houston at the New Jersey church where she sang as a girl and where her family came yesterday to bury her.
President Barack Obama introduced his “date” and “dance partner,” Michelle Obama, at the Commander-in-Chief Ball last night in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The crowd roared their approval.