Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker, whose fundraising prowess fueled President Barack Obama’s ascent, will confront Republicans’ questions about a bank she led and offshore trusts that benefit her during a hearing on her nomination to be U.S. Commerce secretary.
Hewlett-Packard Co., the largest personal-computer maker, rose the most in three months after forecasting fiscal third-quarter profit that topped analysts’ estimates on cost cuts aimed at countering slumping demand for desktops and laptops.
As the only woman in her bomb- disposal unit in Afghanistan, Army Sergeant Rebekah Havrilla said she had learned to endure sexual harassment from her team leader and contempt from the captain who commanded the unit.
Ford Motor Co., gaining more U.S. market share than any other automaker this year, will add capacity to build 200,000 more vehicles annually in North America on demand for F-Series pickups and Fusion sedans.
Two companies whose owners claim to operate in accord with Catholic doctrine asked a U.S. appeals court to exempt them from a law requiring businesses to offer birth control coverage as part of employer health plans.
Linda Poole can’t restrain herself when it comes to the most-polarizing topic in Montana: the reintroduction of purebred bison. As Poole sees it, the bison aren’t a cause. They’re cuddly fundraising mascots helping the American Prairie Reserve to raise money to advance its mission of land accumulation under the auspices of species preservation.
Rescue operations were winding down a day after a killer tornado more than a mile wide flattened hundreds of homes and two schools in an Oklahoma City suburb. The state medical examiner said 24 people died.