New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to break the connection between cash and politics that’s led to corruption in Albany for decades, and he says public financing of election campaigns is the solution.
Angelina Jolie, named the highest- paid actress in Hollywood by Forbes in 2011, said she had a double mastectomy after learning she has a gene mutation linked to breast cancer, the disease that killed her mother at age 56.
President Barack Obama named Tom Wheeler, a venture capitalist and former leader of cable and wireless trade groups, to head the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, where he may focus on nurturing mobile technology.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Cabinet backed a spending plan that will yield budget surpluses this year and next, strengthening the government’s hand as it presses international partners to focus on cutting debt.
Vonage Holdings Corp. today won the right to directly access telephone numbers for assignment to its customers, as U.S. regulators study allowing other voice-over- Internet companies to also bypass middlemen who supply numbers.
A challenge to the U.S. Senate’s filibuster rule was rejected by a federal judge, who said the plaintiffs had no legal right to bring the case and that courts may not intervene in the workings of Congress.
Norovirus, the most common cause of vomiting in young children, leads to more than 1 million medical visits costing $273 million each year in the U.S., according to a study that highlights the need for a vaccine to prevent it.