In January 2010, four months before then Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s election defeat, Kraft Foods Group Inc.’s takeover of candy maker Cadbury Plc was used by the Conservative opposition to portray a government that was out of touch with the British people.
Christmas shows traditionally involve a beanstalk or glass slipper, not terror, madness and destruction. When the yuletide performance is Derek Jacobi ’s monumental and soul-stirring “King Lear” in London, the baubles aren’t missed.
Gary Lynch, Bank of America Corp.’s general counsel and compliance chief, gathered his lawyer friends to watch Frank Langella, playing King Lear, ignore his good counselors Cordelia and Kent and meet a tragic end.
Statoil ASA estimates the King Lear and Crux wells to be drilled later this year in the North Sea may each hold more than 250 million barrels of oil equivalent gross, Upstream reported, citing Gro Gunleiksrud Haatvedt, Statoil’s head of exploration off Norway.
“The Iron Lady,” the new biopic starring Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher, was controversial before audiences even saw it, largely because of its portrayal of the aging former prime minister’s dementia.