Senator Tom Libous, a champion of fracking in the New York Legislature, is blocking a bill that would delay drilling for natural gas for at least two more years. Passage of the measure would harm the prospects of a real-estate company founded by Libous’s wife and run by a business partner and campaign donor.
A masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci hidden for 450 years behind a false wall in the center of Florence, a clue hidden in plain sight that tens of thousands of tourists passed by every year: It sounds like the plot of a Dan Brown novel. Indeed, that’s what some people say it is.
A rediscovered Leonardo Da Vinci painting, valued by dealers at a record $200 million, is no longer for sale. The work is due to be included in an exhibition at London’s National Gallery starting in November.
Russian stocks rose, advancing more than 20 percent from this year’s low on March 14, on optimism that President Vladimir Putin’s meetings with the leaders of Ukraine and the U.S. would reduce political tension.
The merger of Russia’s two largest exchanges, the Micex and the RTS, may lead to a $1 billion initial public offering within a year and bring “clarity” to tie-up talks with Deutsche Boerse AG, Moscow-based Da Vinci Capital said.