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  • Leonard M. Rosen, Wachtell Lipton Co-Founder, Dies at 83

    Leonard M. Rosen, a founder of the Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz law firm who helped avert a New York City bankruptcy in 1975 and created a restructuring practice that would guide the U.S. through the 2008 mortgage crisis, has died. He was 83.

  • James Schlesinger, Pentagon Chief to Nixon, Ford, Dies at 85

    James R. Schlesinger, who served as U.S. secretary of defense under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford before becoming the nation’s first energy chief in Jimmy Carter’s administration, has died. He was 85.

  • Richard Cunniff, Ralph Wilson, Adolfo Suarez: Obits This Week

    This week’s notable deaths included the co-founder of the Sequoia Fund; the last surviving creator of the American Football League and owner of the Buffalo Bills; a former U.S. secretary of defense; the prime minister of Spain who led the country from dictatorship to democracy; and a former New Yorker staff writer who wrote about the horrors of war.

  • Obama’s Tax-Credit Boost Plan Refocuses Poverty Debate: Economy

    Policy makers on both sides of the partisan divide, from Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew to Mitt Romney’s economic adviser Glenn Hubbard, favor expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit. This rare harmony holds the potential to reshape the debate on bridging the growing opportunity gap.

  • Betty Ford, First Lady, Drug-Treatment Pioneer, Dies at 93

    Betty Ford, the outspoken U.S. first lady whose candid revelations about her struggles with breast cancer and drug and alcohol abuse helped spur awareness of issues few Americans had openly discussed before, died yesterday. She was 93 and lived in Rancho Mirage, California.

  • Shirley Temple Black, Child Star Who Turned Diplomat, Dies at 85

    Shirley Temple Black, the child actor who lifted America’s spirits and Hollywood’s profits during the Great Depression with tunes such as “On the Good Ship Lollipop,” then left the spotlight at 21 for a life of political service and limited celebrity, has died. She was 85.

  • Don’t Blame Dallas for Kennedy’s Death

    Cities don’t commit crimes, but Dallas continues to feel guilty all the same. Fifty years after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, many in the city are still burdened by the memory of that day -- and the sense that, in some way they cannot put into words, they were responsible.

  • Budget Deal Lauded by Lawmakers Belies U.S. Fiscal Rigors

    Members of Congress are congratulating themselves on a budget accord set to win final passage this week. Business leaders aren’t celebrating, saying the deal leaves too much unfinished business.

  • The Last Up-in-the-Air Convention

    There was one contemporary political convention where the outcome was uncertain. It was the Republicans in Kansas City in 1976; it was all about 16-C.

  • GM’s Cadillac Posts Biggest 5-Month Gain Since Disco Era

    General Motors Co.’s Cadillac brand posted its biggest gain so far this year since Gerald Ford was president, the U.S. celebrated its 200th birthday and “The Hustle” won a Grammy.

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