Warren Buffett, speaking last April at Coca-Cola Co.’s annual meeting, warned that the beverage giant shouldn’t get complacent about its success. Ten months later, those words could come back to haunt the company.
Eighty-seven-year-old Lew Manchester has just returned from a three-week trip touring Buddhist temples in Laos and cruising the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. His 61-year-old daughter Lee lives year-round in the basement of her friend’s Cape Cod cottage, venturing into the winter cold to get to the bathroom.
The basic case against New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s latest crusade, to outlaw the sale of extra- large sugared soft drinks, is Libertarianism 101: In a free country, people should have the right to do what they want, even if it’s bad for them.
Stephen Reed, Harrisburg’s mayor for 28 years, pushed Pennsylvania’s capital into insolvency as the more than $500 million in bond deals he oversaw to finance community development drained city coffers.
The head of a water buffalo, a blue Marilyn by Andy Warhol and various polo awards are among the trophies with which Peter Brant has decorated the library in his Greenwich, Connecticut, mansion. Only that isn’t where I am or what I’m seeing.
Etta James, the versatile vocalist who brought emotional intensity to songs such as “At Last” and influenced performers from Janis Joplin to Christina Aguilera during a six-decade career, has died. She was 73.