As the Florida primary draws to an end, Mitt Romney is showcasing his support from some of the biggest names in the Republican party, highlighting a friendly statement from 1996 presidential nominee Bob Dole and campaigning side-by-side with 2008 nominee John McCain.
Former hospital executive Rick Scott , who spent almost $40 million on his campaign for Florida governor, upset Attorney General Bill McCollum in the Republican primary and will face the state’s chief financial officer, Democrat Alex Sink , in the general election.
Ally Financial Inc. and PNC Financial Services Group Inc. discussed their foreclosure practices yesterday with the Florida attorney general’s office, which is investigating problems with home seizures in the state.
In 2002, an accountant in Boca Raton, Florida, named Joseph Lents was accused of securities-law violations by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Lents, who was chief executive officer of a now-defunct voice- recognition software company, had sold shares in the public company without filing the proper forms. Facing a little over $100,000 in fines and fees, and with his assets frozen by the SEC, Lents stopped making payments on his $1.5 million mortgage.
Three former UBS AG executives who pleaded guilty or were sentenced in U.S. courts over a 24-hour period put the largest Swiss bank in a different light than its website touting the skill and professionalism of its bankers.
Merck & Co, which paid $4.85 billion to resolve patient lawsuits contending its Vioxx painkiller caused heart attacks, settled claims by New York and Florida alleging the company misled state officials about the drug’s safety, a court filing showed.
A three-way race for an open U.S. Senate seat in Florida will test the ability of a popular governor running as an independent to overcome Republican and Democratic rivals in a campaign that will help determine which party controls the Senate.