Dan Akerson became the accidental car guy. He took the job of chief executive officer of General Motors Co. by default, out of a sense of duty.
Both Wall Street and Washington, poring though the Volcker rule's almost 1,000 pages of legal-speak on terms like market-making and portfolio hedging, can find reasons to claim victory.
Mr. Watt's confirmation could usher in a shift in U.S. housing policy, with implications for consumers seeking mortgages and lenders that extend them.
MasterCard Inc. (MA), the second-biggest bank-card network, said its board approved an 83 percent dividend increase and a 10-for-1 stock split.
By Joseph Ax. NEW YORK Dec 10 (Reuters) - During three decades of working for Bernard Madoff, Frank DiPascali said knew his boss was running an illegal scheme.