Billionaire Wilbur Ross invited Paul Ryan over for lunch. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Wells Fargo & Co. bankers met with Rand Paul at a fundraiser in Atlanta. Investor Rob Arnott dropped in on Ted Cruz.
Myriad Genetics Inc., the biggest maker of tests for hereditary risks of breast and ovarian cancer, fell the most since December after losing a court bid to block competition while a patent-infringement case is pending.
Legal equality doesn’t exist for Michigan’s gay and lesbian couples, a lawyer for two women challenging the law that keeps them from marrying told a judge in a trial held as such barriers were attacked in other states.
Four Wyoming couples sued to overturn the state’s prohibition on same-sex marriage a day after former Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson and other Republican leaders asked a federal appeals court to throw out bans in Utah and Oklahoma.
Former Republican senators Alan Simpson and Nancy Kassebaum joined a group supporting civil marriage rights for same-sex couples in a filing with the federal appeals court reviewing gay-marriage bans in Utah and Oklahoma.
Kentucky will appeal a U.S. judge’s decision requiring recognition of out-of-state gay marriages even as the state’s attorney general said he’ll no longer defend the jurisdiction’s laws against same-sex unions.
The Los Angeles City Council voted to join New York and Chicago in banning the use of electronic cigarettes in workplaces, restaurants and many public areas, threatening the growth of an industry segment that reached $1.5 billion in sales last year.
“If I can persuade Al Sharpton and Bill O’Reilly to come to the same meeting, there are plenty of people of good faith to get something done,” President Barack Obama said in the White House’s East Room yesterday.
Nu Skin Enterprises Inc., the skin- care product maker being probed by China’s government, fell as much as 5.8 percent after forecasting first-quarter profit and sales that trailed analysts’ estimates because of the investigation.