The doors of Larry Ellison’s waterfront hangar on San Francisco Bay slide open and more than a dozen men in hard hats roll out the billionaire’s latest technological marvel. Built to defend the America’s Cup starting here on Sept. 7, Oracle Team USA 17 is a catamaran named after the company that made Ellison the eighth-richest person on the planet.
The tiny hunched frame and gnarled hands of Mother Teresa are etched in former Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh’s memory. Eager to see the realities of life in nations such as India and Pakistan in his playing days, he met Mother Teresa at her Kolkata mission in 1996.
Asian stocks rose as U.S. lawmakers said they’re optimistic for an agreement to avoid automatic spending cuts and tax increases and as the leader of Japan’s opposition party called for unlimited monetary policy easing.
Here’s the White House view of the current trilogy of so-called scandals: Republicans are trying to destroy President Barack Obama’s second term by magnifying bureaucratic miscues and distorting policy realities. This isn’t without some merit.
Texas lawmakers return to Austin today for another attempt to put the state at the forefront of a Republican-led push to legislate away abortion, resuming a fight that made Senator Wendy Davis, a Fort Worth Democrat, into an overnight sensation last week.
All3Media Worldwide Ltd. named Nancy Tellem , the former head of CBS Corp. Network Television Entertainment Group, as a non-executive board member, the Sunday Telegraph said, citing Chief Executive Officer Steve Morrison .