Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus has less than 19 months before his next major test, the 2014 elections, to turn around a party with a tarnished brand, skeptical consumers, revenue challenges and internal divisions.
The president of the European Banking Federation is urging lenders in the region to reinvent themselves and discard the areas of their business that place too large a capital burden on their balance sheets.
In Florida, thousands of voters received phone calls erroneously telling them they had until tomorrow night to vote. In Pennsylvania, judges ordered a mural of President Barack Obama covered at a polling place and the re- installation of Republican officials who had been ejected from polling places.
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions, a workers umbrella organization, is marching in Dublin today against a 15 billion-euro ($20 billion) austerity package aimed at cutting the government’s budget deficit.
Trades Union Congress General Secretary Brendan Barber said Bank of England Governor Mervyn King ’s speech this week will attract “a lot of interest” from his members after one union leader pledged to boycott it.