| Mar 12, 2014
| 5:01 PM
Bruce Heyman, a Chicago-based Goldman Sachs partner and key fundraiser for President Barack Obama, was confirmed Wednesday by the U.S. Senate as the U.S. ambassador to Canada.
“I was proud to support Bruce Heyman’s confirmation … and...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Author Joe McGinninss, political chronicler, novelist, and sometime muckraker has died, the Associated Press reports. He was 71 and had prostate cancer.
Best known in recent years for moving next door to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in Wasilla in...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:43 AM
Apple's chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer will retire at the end of September after 18 years at the company.
"His guidance, leadership and expertise have been instrumental to Apple’s success, not only as our CFO but also in many areas...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"Our hopes, like towering falcons, aim at objects in an airy height. The little pleasure of the game is from afar to view the flight." -- Matthew Prior.
Michael Gross is a delightful guy who has made the privacy-mad 1 percent of New York crazy because he...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 12:33 PM
The Olympiad of officials and institutions reaching out to the public via social media and not hearing what they expected has a new champion: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).
Back on March 24, Cruz posted an informal survey on his verified senatorial Facebook...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 11:52 AM
Touchstone has canceled its book deal with John LeFevre, the man behind the @GSElevator Twitter account. The book "Straight to Hell: True Tales of Deviance and Excess in the World of Investment Banking," had been planned for an October 2014 release....
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:33 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry's plan to jump-start the Palestinian economy to boost his political efforts kicked off this weekend in the Czech Republic's capital, Prague.
A conference in Prague brought together some 100...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 10:54 AM
New York's banking regulator, Benjamin Lawsky, has ticked off the financial sector and even his fellow regulators by being, well, zealous in his job. Now he's taking aim at one of the most cherished practices in the regulatory biz: disciplining...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Here's a rundown of the latest metrics on the Affordable Care Act.
-- The percentage of uninsured Americans is falling sharply, reaching 15.9% as of the end of February, according to Gallup. That's the lowest rate the survey firm has measured since...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 10:30 AM
LONDON -- Mubi, the SVOD service that specializes in arthouse movies, has raised $7.5 million in additional funding, according to chief exec Efe Cakarel.
Mubi, founded in 2007, will receive $2.4 million in a second round of financing due to close this...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Clarence Birdseye did not invent frozen food, but he is credited with creating the industry by developing a flash-freezing process that was commercially viable and produced frozen food people were willing to eat. Freezing gave consumers an important new...