Ashford Castle, Ireland’s most- expensive hotel per night, was bought by Red Carnation Hotels U.K. Ltd. for an undisclosed price as trophy properties are sold in the wake of the country’s real estate crash.
Tom Barrett and Kathleen Falk, Wisconsin governors-in-waiting who have never won statewide office, sat side by side in a crowded Madison ballroom trying to convince Democrats that their baggage won’t stop them from knocking off Republican Scott Walker in a June 5 recall.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has had 18 months to ponder his 2010 loss to Wisconsin’s Republican Governor Scott Walker. In 27 days he’ll get a shot at redemption -- a rematch in the third recall vote of a state chief executive in U.S. history.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital With Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s $2 billion trading loss shows that left unchecked, Wall Street will lead the U.S. economy “off a cliff, just like they tried to the last time.”