New York University’s $1.9 billion plan to expand its campus has alienated faculty, angered residents and prompted lawsuits. Municipal bondholders remain unfazed, rewarding the school with the lowest borrowing costs since 2010.
Hong Kong is dead. Economic roadkill on China’s way to world domination. Starting this weekend, a free-trade zone opening in Shanghai will supplant the former British colony as the gateway to the world’s most dynamic economy.
The washing facility for armored howitzers, set in Germany’s Black Forest, helped convince Daimler AG’s Lothar Ulsamer that he’d found the place to build a testing ground for Mercedes-Benz luxury cars.
Mark Twain wanted his autobiography kept under wraps for 100 years after his death. That was 100 years ago. While much of the book has dribbled out in bits and pieces in the decades since, the Mark Twain Project at the University of California, Berkeley , has just released Volume 1 (of three) of an authoritative edition, and it’s turning up on best-seller lists.
Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corporation of New York, hovered over a rare edition of Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” Monday night at the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress.