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.
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.
U.S. House members voted to award the highest honor Congress can give civilians, the Congressional Gold Medal, to five groups of war heroes, Israel’s President Shimon Peres and golf legend Jack Nicklaus.
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.
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.