When Jennifer McCrea -- perhaps the best-connected fundraiser in Manhattan -- meets a billionaire to ask for money, she almost never schleps to his office, instead choosing neutral ground at a local coffee shop.
Muriel Siebert, whose success as one of Wall Street’s early, influential female analysts earned her the contacts and nest egg to become the first woman to buy a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, has died. She was 84.
The debate over President Barack Obama’s health-care law has taken another twist. Now conservatives and libertarians are defending it, while the administration tries to toss part of the legislation out.
It had been two days since U.S. lawmakers negotiated all night to finish rules that would reshape the business of Wall Street. The 20-hour session left legislators, aides, lobbyists and regulators exhausted. Almost no one had a grip on all the details.
The Defense of Marriage Act, a law barring the U.S. government from recognizing same-sex unions, improperly discriminates against gay men and lesbians and should be declared unconstitutional, a lawyer for an 83-year-old widow told an appeals court.