Rock musician-turned-politician John Hall , elected in the 2006 wave of victories that gave Democrats control of the U.S. House, spent the last four years working to consolidate his hold on a district anchored in New York’s Hudson Valley.
Chinese Internet giants Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., Baidu Inc. and Tencent Holdings Ltd. have spent a record $7.4 billion on acquisitions this year. Now their smaller listed peers are raising capital faster than ever to join the technology deal rush.
Sprint Corp., the third-largest U.S. wireless carrier, says it won’t bid on airwaves known as the H Block in an auction planned by the Federal Communications Commission, giving Dish Network Corp. one less competitor.
I trust you’re as impressed as I am by the news that Matt Labrum, football coach at Union High School in Roosevelt, Utah, has suspended his entire team -- all 80 players -- for what he calls a “lack of character.” Unlike the win-first coaches celebrated in the sports pages, Labrum was referring to what was going on off the field, where a minority of the players had been skipping or failing classes and were perhaps involved in cyberbullying as well.
Prince William and Kate Middleton will be married by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams , at Westminster Abbey in London on April 29, the royal family announced, giving the first details of the event.