Middle East crisis: Israel says it will reduce fighting in southern Gaza

Middle East crisis: Israel says it will reduce fighting in southern Gaza

The announcement came seemingly out of the blue on Sunday, when it was first publicized across the Israeli army’s English- and Arabic-language channels: The army would “pause” daytime fighting along a key corridor for humanitarian aid in southern Gaza until further notice. Amid some immediate confusion about the scope of the pause, a clarification quickly followed, this time in Hebrew...

William H. Donaldson, the Lion of Wall Street who led the SEC, dies at 93

William H. Donaldson, the Lion of Wall Street who led the SEC, dies at 93

William H. Donaldson, who made an early fortune as co-founder of the innovative securities firm Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and later pushed for tougher financial regulation as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission in the wake of the Enron and WorldCom accounting scandals , died Wednesday at his home in Westchester County, New York, at the age of 93....

How the Reds’ Joey Votto became a social media star

How the Reds’ Joey Votto became a social media star

The outburst, which Votto and Jim Day, the reporter on the sidelines of the Reds broadcasts, had been reenacting for weeks – even on the team plane, which confused quite a few members of the Reds staff – has gone viral: one of the funniest characters of baseball had acted again. Votto, 40, who didn’t embrace social media until March...

Elon Musk got 72% in Tesla shareholder vote on pay

Elon Musk got 72% in Tesla shareholder vote on pay

With the pay package, Musk would own 20.5% of Tesla, up from about 13%. He has said he would like a 25% stake, stressing in January that it would be “quite influential, but not so much that it can’t be overthrown.” If he didn’t get such a large stake, he said, “he would rather build products outside of Tesla.” Even...