Phyllis Borzi spent decades helping invent ways to protect people from unpleasant surprises in their health and retirement plans. Never did she run into the kind of resistance finance firms have mustered against her latest idea.
Traditional car dealers say Tesla Motors Inc.’s model of selling electric vehicles without a middleman leaves defenseless customers at an automaker’s mercy. Consumer groups don’t buy it.
Ranch manager Ty Keeling trucks young cattle from as far south as Veracruz, Mexico -- a 30-hour journey along cactus-lined highways -- to be fattened in the Texas pastures he oversees.
Life insurance beneficiaries seeking federal protection for their money should take their proceeds straight to the bank rather than risk losing their cash by letting insurers hold onto it.