Gold headed for the biggest weekly advance since October as U.S. economic data that trailed estimates increased haven demand, with holdings in the biggest exchange-traded product expanding to a two-month high. Silver was set for the longest rally since March 2008.
Rackspace Hosting Inc. co-founder Graham Weston, who took over as chief executive officer this week, is meeting with shareholders face-to-face after the company’s stock plunged on news of his predecessor’s retirement.
The Wall Street bankers behind Comcast Corp.’s $45.2 billion bid for Time Warner Cable Inc., a surprise end-run around veteran media dealmaker John Malone, drew from experience on some of the past decades’ biggest deals, including the RJR-Nabisco buyout made famous in “Barbarians at the Gate.”
Employers are squeezing their workers’ retirement savings, holding back on both the amount and the timing of 401(k) matching funds and dragging out vesting schedules. Taken together, these measures are making it more difficult to save for old age.