General Motors Co.’s decision to name Mary Barra -- trained as an engineer -- as chief executive officer extends the ranks of women with prowess in science and technology at the highest levels of corporate America.
The mayor of Bridgeview, Illinois, said building a taxpayer-financed arena for the billionaire owner of Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire would bring hotels and restaurants to his suburb. Instead, the town has more than doubled property taxes and may raise them again to pay more than $200 million in stadium debt.
Neel Kashkari, the former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. executive chosen by ex-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson to help rescue the U.S. banking system, is readying a challenge to California Governor Jerry Brown even as the world’s 10th-largest economy reaches its highest level in more than three decades.
Boosters of Baltimore’s Oriole Park at Camden Yards, built at taxpayer cost of $210 million, promised the baseball stadium would lead an urban renaissance, revitalizing blighted neighborhoods and bringing jobs and tax revenue to the city’s struggling downtown.
Matthew Bucksbaum, who influenced how Americans shop and invest in retail real estate as co- founder of General Growth Properties Inc., the second-biggest U.S. owner of shopping malls, has died. He was 87.
The yellow squash has an ugly rotten spot. “Mommy’s little secret,” Amanda Sheppard says as she surveys mounds of produce at the local food pantry. She’ll take the handout, knife away the rot and her family will never know.