Wang Xingru and her husband chose a fluffy brown alternative to parenthood named Jing Jing. Before welcoming the year-old toy poodle into their Beijing apartment last summer, the couple spent 5,000 yuan ($786) in veterinary fees, including shots and medication.
The day after Jim Messina quit his job as White House deputy chief of staff in January 2011, he caught a plane to Los Angeles, paid a brief visit to his girlfriend, and then commenced what may be the highest-wattage crash course in executive management ever undertaken.
With his well-worn serious expression and preternatural calm, Ray McGuire, Citigroup Inc. global head of corporate and investment banking, quoted the rap song “3 Kings”: “We started out mopping floors. And now we front row at the awards.”
Coty Inc., the seller of perfumes by Sarah Jessica Parker and Vera Wang , agreed to buy nail-care company OPI Products Inc. , gaining a portfolio with more than 200 shades and expanding into professional salons.
Coty Inc., the seller of perfumes by Sarah Jessica Parker and Vera Wang, is close to a deal to buy nail-care company OPI Products Inc. for as much as $1 billion, said two people with knowledge of the situation.