Zac Vawter, a software engineer who lives in the Seattle area, already knew about advances in bionic technology when a motorcycle wreck led to the amputation of his right leg just above the knee in 2009.
Energy and technology companies are among non-financial firms granted a three-year reprieve from parts of European Union rules on over-the-counter derivatives, under a compromise deal backed by lawmakers yesterday.
Mexico is on the cusp of opening its energy industry to outside investment as a wide consensus has developed that the constitution must be changed to end the government’s monopoly on production, according to a board member of state-controlled oil producer Petroleos Mexicanos.
Mexico’s central bank will probably keep its benchmark interest rate unchanged for an eleventh straight meeting, matching the bank’s longest pause, after consumer prices declined for the past three months.
Mexico peso volatility rose to a 17- month high as investors weighed concern the U.S. will pare monetary stimulus against predictions that lawmakers will pass legislation to bolster the Latin American country’s growth.
Three former executives of Hewlett- Packard Co.’s Mercury Interactive Corp. and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission are in talks to settle allegations the employees broke securities laws by backdating company stock options, a judge said.
Philip Falcone’s bankrupt LightSquared Inc. won court permission to award bonuses to four key executives under a revised plan that pays them the most if the company sells its assets or exits bankruptcy before July.