The U.S. government had no information about the General Motors Co. ignition-switch defect that’s been linked to 13 deaths, members of the team that oversaw the automaker’s restructuring said yesterday.
The biggest gun-control fight next year is shaping up as dueling ballot initiatives in the state of Washington, a continent away from the Connecticut elementary school where a mass shooting ignited a national push for tougher firearms laws.
It’s not just Toyota Motor Corp.’s recalls last year or Japan’s earthquake driving General Motors Co. back to being the world’s largest carmaker. Nor is it completely to GM’s credit. What’s really happening is a historic shift in the car business.
Dan Loeb, the billionaire founder and principal owner of Third Point LLC, the $14 billion activist hedge fund, has made about $1 billion for himself and his investors from a two-year crusade to increase Yahoo! Inc.’s stock price. He’s been extraordinarily successful; the shares trade for about $33 these days, up from about $13.50 when Loeb started buying them in September 2011.
Prominent Bipartisan Lawmakers Speak at Cities & Debt Briefing Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, NJ State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff and NY State Comptroller Candidate Harry Wilson to Examine Municipal Debt Crisis and Solutions Business Wire NEW YORK -- September 13, 2010 In the midst of a widespread municipal financial crisis, key policy leaders and market players will address the challenges municipalities are facing at the Bloomberg Cities & Debt Briefing on September 15^th at 92YTribeca in New York City. Influential voices in public policy, including Michael A. Nutter, Mayor, City of Philadelphia; Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff, Treasurer, State of New Jersey; and Harry Wilson, Former Advisor, Presidential Auto Task Force and Candidate for New York State Comptroller 2010, will discuss the fiscal issues their home states and cities are addressing. Respectively,