The mother of University of Pennsylvania football co-captain Owen Thomas, who committed suicide in April, said she was “astounded” to learn that her son had a trauma-induced brain disease found in more than 20 deceased National Football League players.
Boston Properties Inc., the biggest U.S. office real estate investment trust, said Mortimer Zuckerman will step down as chief executive officer and be replaced by Owen Thomas of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.
Katherine Brearley will never know for sure why her 21-year-old son, Owen Thomas, hung himself in April. She does know his autopsy revealed the onset of chronic traumatic encephalopathy on his brain, a degenerative disease caused by repeated head trauma.
Treasuries rose, pushing 10-year note yields to the biggest two-day loss in more than a year, as Europe’s sovereign-debt crisis intensified and before data this week forecast to show the U.S. economic recovery is slowing.