In the sanctuary above an herbal tonic bar, before a seated Buddha and a pair of mandalas, 48 volunteers for congressional candidate Marianne Williamson close their eyes and meditate as Annelise Balfour, the manager and head facilitator of the Source Spiritual Center, intones a welcome prayer.
When Mark Gozzo got a request from a stranger to connect on LinkedIn, he considered it just another chance to expand his professional network. In a month’s time, the invitation had turned into a new job.
The judge overseeing Detroit’s record $18 billion municipal bankruptcy asked one of the city’s lawyers for a description of its debt-reduction plan that public workers facing pension cuts can understand.
Saudi Arabia named Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz as second in line to the throne, the latest royal promotion as King Abdullah confronts unprecedented political instability in the Middle East and economic changes at home.