Goldman Sachs Group Inc., the fifth- biggest U.S. bank by assets, hired Andrew Williams, a former U.S. Treasury Department spokesman, for its corporate communications unit, said two people familiar with the matter.
General Electric Co. Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt, who is also an outside economic adviser to President Barack Obama, is pushing back on a report that he’s disenchanted with the administration’s economic policies and privately rooting for Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney in this year’s election, according to a company official.
Neil Barofsky was unpacking boxes in December 2008 when the stench of sewage wafted through the hallways at the 168-year-old Main Treasury Building. The space assigned to him as head of the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or SIGTARP, was shoehorned into the basement, three floors below U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson ’s offices.
Woodside Petroleum Ltd., Australia’s second-largest oil producer, plans to buy a quarter of Israel’s biggest natural gas field for as much as $2.6 billion under a revised agreement as demand rises in the Middle East.