Investor Mario Gabelli, Ntelos Holdings Corp. and telephone companies in Vermont and Wyoming are among 33 applicants that may compete with Dish Network Corp. to win airwaves at a U.S. auction beginning in January.
Johnson & Johnson officials destroyed or misplaced documents related to its vaginal-mesh implants and should be barred from relying on some defenses in planned trials over the devices, patients’ lawyers said.
U.S. broadcasters said they’re near an agreement to share frequencies with the Defense Department, a move that could help free airwaves for use by mobile providers led by Verizon Wireless and AT&T Inc.
Janet Yellen’s nomination to be chairman of the Federal Reserve won support from the Senate Banking Committee today in a 14-8 vote, moving her bid to be the Fed’s first female head to the Senate for confirmation.
The most significant change in three decades in how the Senate approves presidential nominees could make one of the least productive Congresses even more gridlocked, endangering efforts to raise the nation’s debt ceiling and fund the government, Republicans say.