The traditional roles of a U.S. presidential running mate are ticket balancer and attack dog. With their choices of Al Gore and Dick Cheney, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush added another: the brainy policy partner with big-picture views.
After trailing in polls for months, South Korea’s opposition is being tempted by popular support for a political neophyte as a decision looms on its candidate for president in December elections. The maverick’s attraction as an outsider may also be his biggest vulnerability.
A former BP Plc worker taking part in its employee savings plan sued the U.K. oil company and a U.S. affiliate, claiming they wrongly kept declining depositary receipts in the plan portfolio after the Gulf of Mexico spill.
Billionaire Nicolas Berggruen wants to talk about economic and political governance at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, this week. If only the more than 2,500 business and political leaders attending would put down their BlackBerrys.