Nine months into her job as California attorney general, Kamala Harris found herself across the table from lawyers for five of the nation’s biggest lenders, trying to hammer out a deal to help mortgage holders weather the foreclosure crisis.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul, a potential presidential candidate who has said a bailout of Detroit would occur “over my dead body,” told a business crowd there that cutting taxes and luring immigrants would turn the city’s fortunes.
A group of 29 U.S. colleges including Penn State University and Duke University called for private investment to help fund a new generation of high-speed Internet in communities surrounding their schools.
In the four years since Lindsay Pettingill moved near Howard University in Washington, D.C., she has seen the growing mark of young newcomers like herself: The booming farmers’ market, the Macintosh laptops at the café, even the occasional Red Sox cap when the team comes to town.
Apple Inc.’s best defense against accusations it conspired to fix e-book prices may turn on its absence from meetings in Manhattan restaurants where publishing executives allegedly worked out the scheme.
Attorney David Nevin spent 19 1/2 years fighting to save the life of Richard Leavitt, who was convicted of mutilating and murdering a woman in Blackfoot, Idaho. On June 11, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a final plea from Nevin and another lawyer, clearing the way for Leavitt’s execution the next day. Nevin, at last, gave up.
Arnold & Porter LLP’s Deborah Feinstein was named director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition by FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, who also named six other senior staff members with consumer protection and antitrust law experience.