Robert D. Stuart Jr., the politically active heir to the Quaker Oats Co. who led the company for 15 years and, as a student at Yale Law School in 1940, ignited the America First movement against U.S. intervention in what became World War II, has died. He was 98.
United Technologies Corp.’s Sikorsky Aircraft unit will receive a Pentagon contract today for as many as 21 helicopters to ferry the president and executive branch officials, according to U.S. defense officials.
It’s a two-hour drive between Ames and Cedar Rapids, two key Iowa cities for Republican presidential candidates competing in the state that will host the first balloting next year. Ron Paul flew by private jet.
Peregrine Financial Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer Russell Wasendorf Sr. said in a signed statement linked to his suicide attempt that he committed fraud for two decades at his Cedar Falls, Iowa-based company, according to a federal complaint.
Russell Wasendorf Sr., the founder of the bankrupt commodities firm Peregrine Financial Group Inc., was sentenced to 50 years in prison for what prosecutors said was a theft of more than $215 million from customers.
Russell Wasendorf Sr., founder of the bankrupt commodities firm Peregrine Financial Group Inc., will remain in custody after his planned guilty plea to stealing more than $100 million from customers, a federal judge said in postponing another judge’s order.