Democrats are exploring a new attack line against the Koch brothers and Republican allies, telling voters the billionaire energy executives want to let home flood insurance premiums soar to help corporate America.
Charles and David Koch, the billionaire brothers who run Wichita, Kansas-based Koch Industries Inc., added $1.3 billion to their collective fortune yesterday on reports that U.S. industrial production gained more than forecast. The surge elevated their net worth to more than $100 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
MasterCard Inc., the second-largest U.S. payments network, signed as the final main sponsor of next year’s Rugby World Cup, which organizers say will be the biggest-earning event in the history of the International Rugby Board.
Sweetie looks much like other unfortunate young Filipinas. Just 10 years old, her user profile shows, she spends her days online fielding requests from men who offer her money to perform sexual acts in front of a webcam. When she logs on, invitations pour in -- “Are you a working girl?” or “I’m into girls your age” -- from strangers keen to get her into a private show via Skype or Yahoo! Messenger.
Two billionaire hedge fund executives have joined Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts’s super- political action committee as it works to elect Republicans to Congress, a U.S. Federal Election Commission report showed.
General Motors Co. asked a federal court in California to delay a lawsuit over faulty cars until a bankruptcy judge rules whether such claims can be brought without violating a sale order in its 2009 Chapter 11 case.