Michigan’s defense of its same-sex marriage ban reflects an “ostrich” approach to research showing children of such unions benefit the same as those of heterosexual marriages, lawyers for two women said in a trial seeking to overturn the law.
A proposed Swiss-German tax accord is dead and buried amid growing public opposition in Germany to any agreement that’s seen as too easy on evaders, senior members of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition said.
Berlin’s developers have wooed buyers and tenants by touting the city’s history, from the Weimar era to the Berlin Wall. Now, a building where East German soldiers looked out for defectors to shoot is getting a new life as a technology hub.
Viktor Navorski, Tom Hanks’s character in "The Terminal," spent nine months in an airport waiting to get tenor saxophonist Benny Golson’s autograph. The least Loot could do was brave New York's frigid streets to see Golson’s sold-out show at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.
Five years ago Springleaf Holdings Inc. was losing more than $1 billion annually as the financial crisis crippled its business of lending to people with poor credit. Fighting off bankruptcy, it closed more than 200 branches and laid off about 800 employees in 2012.
Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne drove the first new Jeep Grand Cherokee off the line at a ceremony on May 21, 2010, echoing Bob Lutz's famous roll-off 18 years earlier. This time, the breakthrough did not come via a glass wall. Rather, it was what the boss had to say.