Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left Washington behind after tangling with President Barack Obama over Middle East peace efforts, to fly to the West Coast to promote a less contentious agenda: his country’s movies and technology.
Wall Street’s Class of 2013 is being poached earlier than usual by private-equity and hedge funds, showing it’s going to take more than Saturdays off for the biggest banks to keep their most ambitious employees.
Aiming deep inside the brain, drugmakers are testing medicines that may improve learning in people with Down syndrome, an advance unimaginable 50 years ago when many children with the genetic condition were considered hopelessly disabled.
Russia sees a high probability that neighboring Ukraine will default. Standard & Poor’s says that outcome is likely. Even Ukraine’s acting president calls the country’s plight a “pre-default situation.”
Economists at the International Monetary Fund, the global lender criticized for its fiscal austerity prescriptions, defended policies aimed at reducing income inequality in a study that showed they strengthen growth.