Thieves stole a Turner Prize- winner’s gold sculpture insured for 500,000 pounds ($802,300) from a storage facility run by fine art auctioneers Christie Group Plc, the Guardian reported, citing police and the artist.
President Barack Obama holds a slim lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Virginia and Wisconsin, and is tied in Colorado, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll, the New York Times reported.
The boards of C.R. Bard Inc. and ClearStream Technologies Group Plc said they agreed the terms of a recommended cash offer for ClearStream, to be made by an Irish subsidiary of Bard. The offer would value ClearStream at about 43.8 million pounds.
The British Broadcasting Corp.’s next director general may be announced today, according to the Guardian newspaper. The shortlisted candidates include the broadcaster’s current chief operating officer, Caroline Thomson, BBC Vision director George Entwistle, and the chief executive officer of the country’s broadcasting regulator, Ed Richards, the newspaper reported, without revealing where the information came from.
Microsoft Corp. said it plans to add as many as 400 staff to its research and development facilities in China, the Wall Street Journal said, citing Ya-Qing Zhang, head of the company’s Asia Pacific R&D group.