Boeing Co., the No. 1 planemaker, said it’s close to sealing the first order for a 737-8 Max airliner in a business jet layout, and that government buyers are showing interest in the new 787 Dreamliner and 747-8 models.
Ann Kolstad, one of 45 nurses the Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin plans to hire to help it comply with the health-care overhaul, spent 20 minutes recently helping a 43-year-old woman sort out her medical issues.
Todd Akin, whose remarks on abortion and rape led fellow Republicans to urge him to quit as the party’s Senate candidate in Missouri, reiterated his vow to stay in the race as authorities investigate threats against him.
Ecolab Inc., the largest provider of chemicals and services for water and wastewater treatment, agreed to buy Champion Technologies Inc. for about $2.2 billion in cash and stock, in a bid to become the largest oil-field chemicals supplier in North America.
T. Boone Pickens, who’s been saying for more than a year that Congress was poised to pass his plan to subsidize natural-gas vehicles, may not have been expecting opposition led by fellow billionaire Charles Koch.