Telefonica SA raised its bid a second time for Portugal Telecom SGPS SA’s stake in Brazil’s largest mobile-phone operator, offering 10 percent more hours before the Portuguese company’s shareholders vote on the deal.
More than 50 U.S. nuclear scientists, engineers and aides are in Japan helping its government struggling to control a crippled power plant. In the process, they are training for any future crisis at home.
Congress returns from a five-week recess to take up several perennial issues: turmoil in the Middle East, rising government debt and where to dump more than 65,000 tons of waste from the nation’s nuclear power plants.
Little more than a year before he was criticized for breaking ranks with regulators for being the first to accuse Standard Chartered Plc of laundering Iranian money, Benjamin Lawsky, New York’s top banking official, was insisting on his own brand of justice at a charity carnival game, Bloomberg News’ Greg Farrell reports.
Nuclear-power plant regulators will apply lessons from Japan’s reactor crisis immediately without delaying until licenses are renewed, the head of operations at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said.