Even with no real scandal and only one demonstrable policy blunder, the health-care rollout, President Barack Obama had a miserable 2013 as his public standing plummeted. History suggests it is tough for a second- term president to rebound. Here are five ways Obama could defy those odds.
Even before he’s sworn in as New York’s 109th mayor on Jan. 1, Bill de Blasio is planning to take his campaign for income equality, urban-friendly transit and affordable housing to an audience across the U.S.
Steven Rattner , a co-founder of the private-equity firm Quadrangle Group LLC, will pay $10 million to settle kickback allegations involving New York’s pension fund, less than half of the $26 million state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo sought in a lawsuit.
Quadrangle Group LLC was accused in a court filing by its former head, Steven Rattner , of trying to shift responsibility to him after settling investigations related to the New York state pension fund by federal regulators and Attorney General Andrew Cuomo .
Steven Rattner , the former head of Quadrangle Group LLC, will pay $6.2 million and accept a two- year ban from associating with broker-dealers or investment advisers to resolve a Securities and Exchange Commission probe of kickbacks in connection with the New York state pension fund.
The U.S. auto bailout’s leader challenged a watchdog’s conclusion that Treasury Department officials pressured General Motors Co. to increase unionized workers’ pensions to secure support for its reorganization.
A profitable General Motors Co. is poised to shake off a half decade of U.S. government oversight next month, underscoring the comeback of a once-moribund industry and gaining leeway over a $26.8 billion cash pile that it can use to lure talent while weighing a dividend.