Three of WellPoint Inc.’s 11 board members have stepped down, citing personal reasons for their decision to depart about six weeks after a new chief executive officer took over at the second-largest U.S. health insurer.
You won’t find much evidence of a presidential campaign here in Vigo County, on the western border of Indiana, with its table-flat farmland and small-town ways. President Barack Obama hasn’t visited, nor has Republican Mitt Romney. There are few yard signs and fewer canvassers working to get out the vote.
Dan Coats , who left the U.S. Senate 12 years ago and more recently worked as a Washington lobbyist, won the Republican nomination in Indiana for the seat being vacated by his successor, Democratic Senator Evan Bayh .
Timothy Roemer , the U.S. envoy to India who is set to leave that post next month, is among the candidates being considered by President Barack Obama to become the next commerce secretary, according to people familiar with the selection process.
Senate Democrats are delaying action on a proposal to force banks including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to wall off swaps trading while the plan’s sponsor deals with a re-election battle, lawmakers said.
A senior manager at a company that churns out metals routinely used in U.S. smart bombs pauses in mid-sentence when his phone rings: a Wall Street stockbroker looking for information. He makes a note to have an assistant call back -- someone who is fluent in English, not just Chinese.
Senate Democrats, meeting for the second time in a week for talks on a planned energy bill, still haven’t agreed which “clean energy” programs are justified after the BP Plc oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.