Some on the right are now embracing shareholder activism, using tactics pioneered on the left that have turned America's corporate boardrooms and annual meetings into battlegrounds over causes ranging from climate change and gay rights to universal health care and campaign spending reform.
As congressional Republicans' chief investigator, Rep. Darrell E. Issa is following in the footsteps of his predecessors at the helm of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, who often used the post to keep the pressure on presidents of the opposite party.
A series of weak economic reports sent the stock market sliding to its lowest level in a month.
The stock market rose Thursday after a pair of lackluster economic reports convinced traders that the U.S. central bank will continue to boost the economy with its stimulus program.
NASCAR chairman Brian France says Charlotte track owner Bruton Smith has not asked NASCAR to move the Bank of America 500.
The prospect of ongoing stimulus from the Federal Reserve and rising optimism among small-business owners helped push stocks back to record levels.
Thieves wielding a stolen backhoe and a pick-up truck tried early Monday to swipe an ATM from a Potomac bank, according to Montgomery County police.
Bank of America led a rally in big-bank stocks Monday in a mostly quiet trading day. Stock indexes were little changed following a record-setting week.
Bank of America has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by investors who bought mortgage investments from Countrywide Financial, the California-based lender it acquired in 2008. The announcement came as the nation's second-biggest bank reported higher net income for the first quarter but missed analysts' expectations.