The universities of Connecticut and Kentucky, whose men’s basketball teams face off tonight for the national championship, are joining public colleges across the U.S. seizing on the municipal market’s best start since 2009.
The University of Kentucky defeated the University of Wisconsin 74-73 to advance to the National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball tournament championship game against the University of Connecticut. UConn defeated Florida in their semifinal matchup earlier tonight.
College basketball analyst Billy Packer predicted the University of Florida will win the NCAA basketball championship, and he called for a special investigation into “out of control” college athletics.
Microsoft Corp. named Satya Nadella chief executive officer, tapping an insider steeped in business technology to speed up a turnaround at a software maker that helped usher in the personal-computing age, only to be left behind as the world embraced the Web and mobile devices.
Eighty-seven-year-old Lew Manchester has just returned from a three-week trip touring Buddhist temples in Laos and cruising the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. His 61-year-old daughter Lee lives year-round in the basement of her friend’s Cape Cod cottage, venturing into the winter cold to get to the bathroom.
Prices for nonfat-dry milk, the biggest U.S. dairy export, rose to a six-year high on increasing overseas demand at a time when Congress’s failure to extend an expired farm law leaves the threat of surging consumer costs.