The Bellagio Fountains gush 460 feet (140.2 meters) high every 15 minutes nightly. Golf courses carpet the desert, as they have since Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack played Las Vegas. And the casino restaurants still serve water without asking.
It looked like the start to another fine year for one of Mexico’s most powerful bankers. Citigroup Inc. Co-President Manuel Medina-Mora held court last month at a Mexico City breakfast where colleagues talked shop over mango, melon and banana. He sat at the right arm of the nation’s president at another February meeting when Enrique Pena Nieto toasted the bank’s drive, charity and influence.
Frank Sinatra was a bundle of contradictions: a scrawny artist with a tough-guy image, an outspoken liberal turned stalwart Republican, a casual actor who won an Oscar, a notorious womanizer who lost the woman he loved most, and an American icon accused of dodging the draft in World War II.
Incoming Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto’s vow to improve the country’s highways, ports and plazas is making builder Empresas ICA SAB’s bonds a buy to Grupo Financiero Interacciones SA and Corp. Actinver SAB.
The head winds grew so intense during the 508-mile race through California’s Mojave Desert and Death Valley that Joshua Friedman told his teammates he thought he would be blown off his bike. Instead of tumbling down, the hedge-fund manager powered through his 86-mile leg of the Furnace Creek 508, showing little fatigue after he dismounted his bike.
Start spreadin’ the news: Derek Jeter is so valuable to the New York Yankees that he’ll be able to demand a contract for close to the $19 million a year he gets now, according to compensation consultants.