U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann ’s scene-stealing debut and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney ’s gaffe-free debate performance boosted their candidacies for the Republican presidential nomination in ways that could reshuffle the race, party strategists and activists said yesterday.
Kathy DePasquale says she hasn’t ruled out voting a second time for President Barack Obama. Yet first the New Hampshire independent plans to pull a lever in the nation’s premier primary contest for Jon Huntsman Jr., the Republican she sees as the clearest-headed alternative.
Exelon Corp., the largest U.S. nuclear power producer, may begin to see its low-emissions strategy pay off -- four years after it lost a fight for climate legislation it told investors would add $1.1 billion in annual earnings.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is advising Hellman & Friedman LLC, the buyout firm co-founded by Warren Hellman, which agreed to buy Hub International Inc. in a transaction that values the insurance broker at about $4.4 billion. Kirkland & Ellis LLP represents Apax Partners and Hub in the sale.