News

The mayor of Alaska’s largest city resigned after admitting to a relationship with a local TV news reporter who accused him of sharing lewd photos on a website for ‘underage girls’

Ethan Berkowitz, the mayor of Anchorage, Alaska, late Tuesday announced he would resign from office effective October 23 citing “unacceptable personal conduct” involving his prior relationship with a local journalist. On Friday, Maria Athens, a local television reporter, said in a video posted to her Facebook page that she had […]
The mayor of Alaska’s largest city resigned after admitting to a relationship with a local TV news reporter who accused him of sharing lewd photos on a website for ‘underage girls’
Tech

A Republican senator just gave Libra its first voice of support in Congress after its rocky start with regulators and partners

South Dakota Sen. Mike Rounds came out as Libra’s first major supporter in Congress on Thursday. Senator Rounds wrote a letter to Libra Association member Anchorage praising the company’s “entrepreneurial spirit.” Other Libra backers including PayPal, Mastercard, and Visa recently backed out of Facebook’s cryptocurrency project. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
A Republican senator just gave Libra its first voice of support in Congress after its rocky start with regulators and partners
Markets

Private equity is sniffing around the owner of Katies

Specialty Fashion Group is getting offers from private equity. Among the deals offered is $100 million cash from Anchorage Capital Partners for City Chic and Autograph. But that deal has a number off issues and is unlikely to be approved. Private equity has been kicking the tyres of retailer Specialty […]
Private equity is sniffing around the owner of Katies