Napa Valley vintner Michael Marston voted for Jerry Brown in 2010, trusting the Democrat’s pledge that, with 26 years in California government, he could “lead a broken legislature out of a morass of poisonous partisanship.”
United Technologies Corp. Chief Executive Officer Louis Chenevert’s pursuit of Goodrich Corp. started in a conversation with CEO Marshall Larsen and ended with a celebratory dinner at a Manhattan hotel.
The biggest Wall Street banks are pushing the U.S. Treasury Department to exclude foreign exchange derivatives from new regulations, a move that would leave a $42 trillion market largely outside of federal oversight.
Bill Brown, the United Technologies Corp. strategy head who played a pivotal role in the company’s acquisition of Goodrich Corp., was named chief executive officer of military communications contractor Harris Corp.
Last month, Hawaii lawmakers killed a proposed tax that would have added 17 cents to a single-serve bottle of soda. It was the second failed attempt, even though Governor Neil Abercrombie had pushed the proposed levy.
Three of the five U.S. banks that dominate swaps trading already perform most transactions outside their depository institutions and would face minimal disruption from a congressional proposal to reorder the derivatives business, financial statements and banking records show.