U.S. House members voted to award the highest honor Congress can give civilians, the Congressional Gold Medal, to five groups of war heroes, Israel’s President Shimon Peres and golf legend Jack Nicklaus.
Regenersis Plc, a repair services company that aids consumer technology firms such as smartphone provider HTC Corp., rose to the highest price in eight years after boosting its dividend more than estimated by analysts.
Money can be dull. There are only so many denominations, and only so many ways to make it. What’s interesting are the people who risk it, and over the past four decades no one has made more of a spectacle of risk than George Soros, whose Quantum fund famously bet $10 billion that the Bank of England would be forced to devalue the pound. Soros earned $1 billion on that trade and incalculable legend points.
Bank of America Corp., the second- biggest U.S. lender, said Chief Executive Officer Brian T. Moynihan’s 2011 compensation package was $7 million for 2011, a 30 percent cut, as the company’s stock slumped.
Naiade Resorts Ltd. , a Mauritian hotel operator, rose the most in five weeks after Chief Executive Officer Paul Jones told l’Express newspaper he expects this year’s performance to significantly improve.
Ashtead Group Plc, the U.K. equipment rental company that gets most of its sales from the Sunbelt unit in the U.S., rose to a record after saying full- year profit will exceed its forecasts as homebuilding rebounds.