Dell Inc.’s special committee asked billionaire Carl Icahn for more information about his proposed takeover of the personal-computer maker, made last week as a challenge to founder Michael Dell’s $24.4 billion buyout.
Coca-Cola Co. will expand calorie labeling to the front of all packages and reiterated its pledge not to advertise to children under 12 anywhere as the world’s largest soft-drink maker fights criticism that it is contributing to obesity.
The two brothers suspected in the deadly Boston Marathon bombings planned to drive to New York City after the April 15 attack and set off more explosives in Times Square, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said.
Law enforcement claims that two brothers suspected in the deadly Boston bombings planned to drive to New York and set off explosives in Times Square triggered Republican criticism of a decision to inform the surviving one of his right to counsel and remain silent.
Climate activists amassed an impressive army to march on Washington against the Keystone XL pipeline and the dirty oil it would bring from Canada to U.S. refineries and world energy markets. In this fight, however, a relatively small volume of carbon-dioxide emissions is at stake -- the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that those from Keystone amount to a mere 0.2 percent of the “carbon budget” that scientists say we need to shrink in order to avoid catastrophic warming.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the pro-regulation group cofounded by Bloomberg LP founder Michael R. Bloomberg, is at it again. In addition to lobbying, the group has been systematically producing information, which is kryptonite to the National Rifle Association.
New York State Senator Malcolm Smith, a Democrat who represents a Queens district in New York City, was among a group of six people charged in a bribery scheme aimed at getting him the Republican nomination for mayor.