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.
Quarterback Russell Wilson and his Seattle Seahawks teammates came to the New York area and won not only the Super Bowl but, in the part that matters to companies seeking athlete endorsers, the hearts and minds of those watching on television.
A delegation of public-health advocates filed into the suburban Chicago headquarters of McDonald’s Corp. last January to deliver a tough message: A decade after the fast-food giant’s groundbreaking promise to reduce medically important antibiotics fed to the animals it buys, the policy had glaring loopholes and questionable impact.
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.
SAC Capital Advisors LP’s Michael Steinberg became the fund’s longest-serving manager to be convicted of insider trading in a U.S. victory that may increase pressure on his accused one-time colleague, Mathew Martoma, to cooperate in the probe of founder Steven A. Cohen.
Prices for nonfat-dry milk, the biggest U.S. dairy export, rose to a six-year high on surging overseas demand at a time when Congress’s failure to extend an expired farm law leaves the threat of surging consumer costs.