Cory Booker strides to the lectern at a June reception honoring hedge-fund founder Bill Ackman. Pershing Square Foundation, Ackman’s philanthropic organization, had pledged more than $25 million since 2007 to help Booker’s poverty-wracked Newark, New Jersey, improve schooling, enhance parks and find jobs for ex-convicts.
Valeant fell 3.5 percent yesterday, the biggest drop in two months and for its eighth consecutive day of declines, during which it has lost 10 percent. The stock now trades below its price on the day Valeant announced its bid for Allergan, which won’t help its cause.
New York is a bellwether that will show whether Republicans keep majority control of the U.S. House in November’s election or if Democrats find a way to take over, said the leader of Democrats’ campaign committee.
Cory Booker, the popular mayor of Newark, New Jersey, who Democrats wanted to challenge Governor Chris Christie this year, cleared the field when he bowed out last month. Party leaders have yet to decide who should take his place.
Texas Governor Rick Perry, weighing a campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, spent 20 minutes last month talking with Iowa retiree Joanie Scotter about jobs, border security and President Barack Obama.