As a student at Harvard Law School two decades ago, Wendy Davis was drawn to a legal clinic for the poor. For two years, she helped AIDS patients write living wills, and surviving partners figure out their legal rights.
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. , the Japanese bank looking to buy a stake in a U.S. lender, may consider Ohio’s Huntington Bancshares Inc., KeyCorp or Fifth Third Bancorp as potential targets, said Jeff Davis , an analyst at Guggenheim Securities LLC.
The U.S. Navy, which is helping with recovery efforts following an earthquake and tsunami in Japan, said radiation on vessels from a leaking nuclear-power plant can be scrubbed off with soap and water.
John Thain, who sold Merrill Lynch & Co. for a premium at the height of the financial crisis, has transformed the once-bankrupt lender CIT Group Inc. into an enticing takeover target for some of the largest banks.
Five of the six biggest container shippers are maintaining routes to Tokyo and Yokohama after the U.S. Navy said radiation on vessels from the leaking Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant can be scrubbed off with soap and water.
Persimmon Plc, the U.K.’s largest homebuilder by market value, rose the most in five months after HSBC Holdings Plc predicted a surge in the market for new homes and raised its price prediction on the shares by 27 percent.