Like two conspiring schoolgirls, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Jillian Sackler held hands and giggled as they walked through the “Roads of Arabia” exhibition last night at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.
Dish Network Corp. Chairman Charlie Ergen, a former professional poker player, has bet the satellite TV provider’s future on a shift into the wireless business. That wager is in jeopardy as the U.S. mobile industry consolidates.
Jim Rogers is sitting in his sleek, modern office on the 48th floor of the Duke Energy Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, explaining how, after a merger capped off by an 11th-hour management coup, he remains chief executive officer of the largest electric utility in the U.S. He wonders aloud whether to enliven the account with a metaphor about soured romance.
The U.S. will clean a Vietnam War site contaminated with an Agent Orange byproduct for the first time since fighting ended 37 years ago, boosting ties with a former enemy that blames the herbicide for poisoning millions.
On an unexpectedly rainy October day in Los Angeles, Stewart Resnick looks out the window of a third-floor conference room and shrugs. It's midway through California's biggest-ever pistachio harvest and the rain is yet another reminder, should anyone need it, of how important water is to his business. He helps himself to a half a vegetable wrap and a bottle of Fiji Water—one of the four big consumer brands Resnick owns—and takes his place at the head of the table, where senior executives of his private company, Roll International, have gathered to discuss how to sell 300 million pounds of pistachios.