Republicans, angry over the Internal Revenue Service scrutiny of anti-tax groups, have aimed their frustration at a career employee with a bonus benefit: She’s charged with overseeing an enforcement portion of the health- care law.
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.
NYSE Euronext, owner of the largest U.S. equities exchange, sought to mute opposition to its quest for regulatory curbs on so-called dark-pool trading by offering to lower its fees it charges to execute trades.
The U.S. Supreme Court fight over California’s Proposition 8, viewed by gay-rights advocates as a historic opportunity to establish same-sex marriage nationwide, may not even settle the issue in the state.
Brandi Griffith, a South Carolina small-business owner who considers herself a conservative, shares a dislike of President Barack Obama’s $1.3 trillion Affordable Care Act with Nikki Haley, her Tea Party-backed Republican governor.
The death toll from the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh swelled to more than 1,000 workers, cementing its place among a grisly lineup of the world’s worst industrial disasters and reinforcing calls that the tragedy lead to lasting change.
When Oklahoma energy billionaire George Kaiser opened the Northeast Gateway liquid natural gas terminal in 2008, the floating depot’s first delivery was shipped on the Excellence, a 909-foot supertanker that holds 138,000 cubic meters of LNG -- enough gas to meet more than 4 percent of daily U.S. demand.
Syria’s Internet links to the outside world were restored almost 20 hours after e-mail, websites and other services became inaccessible across much of the country, Google Inc. and other Web companies said.
Five years after Congress mandated that sales of ammonium nitrate, the chemical implicated in last month’s fatal Texas blast, be tracked, rules to do that haven’t been issued by the federal government.