John Stafford, the chief executive officer of American Home Products Corp. who sold units to focus on pharmaceuticals and made three attempts to merge before changing the company’s name to Wyeth, has died. He was 76.
Richard Ravitch, who helped New York weather its fiscal crisis in the 1970s, was named by the judge overseeing Detroit’s record municipal bankruptcy as a court adviser to help evaluate that city’s debt-cutting plan.
A Pennsylvania judge should decide the merits of the state’s ban on same-sex marriage from written arguments in a lawsuit brought on behalf of 11 gay couples, making a scheduled June trial unnecessary, lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union said.
Airlines have found new allies in their fight against a requirement that they include U.S. taxes and fees in their advertised fares: every member of a congressional panel overseeing the agency that created the rule.