Prosecutors in the Boston Marathon bombings have begun to grapple with the daunting task of assembling evidence from multiple crime scenes and around the world to explain to jurors the story behind the attack, as the latest example of terror on American soil moves to a courtroom.
The Philippines’ benchmark stock index is set to climb a further 10 percent this year as an expanding economy, slowing inflation and low interest rates lure overseas investment, according to Union Bank of the Philippines.
Until April 2011, Patrick “Pete” Dodd, a former money manager at Liberty Life Insurance Co. in Greenville, South Carolina, invested customer premiums in what he calls a “squeaky clean” portfolio: bonds backed by state governments and blue chip corporations.
The appalling -- yet hardly surprising -- news that Robert Khuzami, the former enforcement director at the Securities and Exchange Commission, has cashed in his four-year stint for a $5 million-plus salary at Kirkland & Ellis, a prominent Wall Street law firm, is the latest example of the corrupt relationship between money and power in the U.S.
Philippine stocks, which rallied to a six-week high yesterday, have a “very low” chance of sustaining their gains as Middle East turmoil pushes up oil prices, Union Bank of the Philippines’s Michael Garcia said.