If the presidential contest in Virginia is as close as polls show, the outcome might be determined by a folksy ex-congressman with a country twang who has been a Democrat, an independent and a Republican and may now earn a new label: spoiler.
Hospira Inc., the maker of generic injectable drugs, gained the most in almost five months after the company said a factory cited for manufacturing deficiencies had reopened and was near previous production levels.
Virgil Goode, an anti-immigration southerner, and Gary Johnson, a pro-marijuana southwesterner, have little in common, save one thing: They both are seeking to shake up the American presidential race as third-party candidates.
Hospira Inc., embroiled in regulatory scrutiny for flaws in its manufacturing practices, has become so cheap that buyers may now pounce to claim a third of the world’s market for specialty generic injectable drugs.
President Barack Obama said he will nominate North Carolina Banking Commissioner Joseph A. Smith Jr . to become chief regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as the administration prepares to overhaul the mortgage firms.
Efforts by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to force sellers to repurchase soured mortgages may be weakened by the replacement of their “very aggressive” regulator, Graham Fisher & Co. analyst Joshua Rosner said.