Hamish Maxwell, who steered Philip Morris Cos. in its 1985 purchase of General Foods Corp. and 1988 takeover of Kraft Inc., milestones in transforming the tobacco company into a consumer products conglomerate, has died. He was 87.
At a Dowling College campus on Long Island’s south shore, a fleet of unused shuttle buses sits in an otherwise empty parking lot. A dormitory is shuttered, as are a cafeteria, bookstore and some classrooms in the main academic building.
Investigators had no data to work with or survivors to interview after professional golfer Payne Stewart’s private jet slammed into a South Dakota field in 1999. The cockpit recorder yielded 30 minutes of no voices.
This week’s notable deaths included an Oscar-winning child star who kept working into his 90s; one of Canada’s longest-serving finance ministers who stepped down last month to work in the private sector; and a model and U.K. television personality whose punk rocker father staged concerts to raise money for famine relief. Below are summaries of these and other obituaries from the past week.
New York state and localities including Westchester County borrowed a record $1.4 billion to cover retirement contributions this year, showing how even the wealthiest communities are struggling to make the payments.