There’s probably a reason for laws. They were meant to bring order out of chaos. When it comes to housing, look at photographs of living situations in the 19th and early 20th century and you see the problem.
Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn amassed a new 9.4 percent stake in Family Dollar Stores Inc. and will seek talks with the discount retailer’s management and board about ways to boost shareholder value.
U.S. stocks extended all-time highs as smaller U.S. companies rallied amid merger activity. Treasuries fell as Morgan Stanley recommended going “maximum underweight” U.S. debt. Oil jumped and corn prices slumped.