From Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra at General Motors Co. to Chairman Janet Yellen at the U.S. Federal Reserve to Daniele Nouy at the European Central Bank’s supervisory board, women nabbed top posts last year.
News Corp. settled more than 100 lawsuits over phone hacking by journalists at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid in Britain as it seeks to avoid a civil trial, according to people familiar with the matter.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised the innovation of U.S. businesses such as Google Inc. , as she called on technology companies to use their resources to help meet the country’s foreign policy goals.
Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair’s head of communications for most of his time as prime minister, said he believed British newspapers other than those owned by News Corp. had broken the law to get stories.
Charlotte Church, the Welsh pop star who sang at Rupert Murdoch’s wedding in 1999, settled a lawsuit against News Corp. days before the first trial over the phone- hacking scandal was scheduled to begin.