Rick Thorne worked as a custodian in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, schools for 22 years, earning $20 an hour cleaning floors, cutting grass and setting up for assemblies in the community, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of Boston.
Martha Coakley, the Massachusetts attorney general whose 2010 U.S. Senate loss cost Democrats a filibuster-proof majority, has been clawing back political respect by declaring a one-woman war on Wall Street’s role in the collapse of the housing market.
A man wearing military fatigues walked into a supermarket in Old Bridge, New Jersey, and fatally shot two fellow workers with an AK-47-style assault rifle before killing himself with a pistol, authorities said.
Nov. 1 (Bloomberg) –- Rick Pullen, a heavy construction worker from Bayville, New Jersey, and Amery Thompson, an engineering student at Middlesex County College from North Brunswick, talk with Bloomberg’s Elise Young about their support for the state’s first general-obligation bond issue for higher education in almost 25 years. Voters in the 11th-most populous state, devastated by Hurricane Sandy this week, are set to decide on Nov. 6 on a $750 million bond for college construction. (Source: Bloomberg)
James Hardie Industries , the biggest seller of home siding in the U.S., lost a dispute with the Australian Tax Office over claims it owes A$459 million ($412 million) in back taxes, interest and penalties.