As billionaire donations to institutions of higher learning go, the $69 million pledge today from Ronald Perelman and his daughter Debra, pales in comparison to Michael Bloomberg’s November gift of $1.8 billion to Johns Hopkins and Stephen Schwarzman $350 million to MIT.
Search and rescue efforts were under way off Japan after two U.S. Marine Corps aircraft crashed in a still-unexplained mishap, leaving seven U.S. military personnel missing, U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday.
Facebook Inc’s board backed Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg’s request to probe whether George Soros had shorted the company’s stock after the billionaire investor called the social network a “menace to society.”
Ohio’s U.S. senators on Wednesday pressed General Motors Co Chief Executive Mary Barra to shift production from Mexico or build electric vehicles in a U.S. plant in their state that the automaker has said it intends to close.
Australia’s parliament is poised on Thursday to pass laws requiring tech firms such as Alphabet Inc’s Google , Facebook and Apple to give police access to private encrypted data linked to suspected illegal activities.