U.S. stocks fell a second day, after equity benchmarks rose to record levels last week, as reports of escalating violence in the Middle East overshadowed data that boosted optimism in the world’s biggest economy.
Elizabeth Arden Inc., the maker of Elizabeth Taylor and Britney Spears brand perfumes, fell the most in more than five years after posting a surprise loss and hiring Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to help explore its options.
Elizabeth Arden Inc., after attracting takeover interest from South Korea’s LG Household & Health Care Ltd., has hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to contact private-equity firms and other potential buyers, a person familiar with the matter said.
Lady Gaga ’s new album “ Born This Way ” today made its debut online in Europe, five days before the official release. The hour of nonstop dance unashamedly bids to outdo anything by Britney Spears , Rihanna and Katy Perry .
As the sun sets over Jerusalem’s Old City and a performer plays a mystical solo on a curved ram’s horn, Glenn Beck appears before an audience near the southern wall of the Temple Mount, a sacred site for both Jews and Muslims that they have battled over for centuries.