Late last week, President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint was released. Among many other headline-grabbing cuts—the EPA, Meals on Wheels, climate change funding, legal aid for low-income households, and on, and on, and on—it also included a less-noticed $1.1 billion, or 4%, cut to the Department of Justice. The DOJ, of course, includes two divisions of key interest to corporate America, namely, the antitrust division and the fraud section of the Criminal Division.
Inside The World's Weirdest Family Business WALL STREET WANTS TO IGNORE THE WORLD WRESTLING FEDERATION. VINCE MCMAHON AND HIS 50 MILLION FANS PLAN TO MAKE THAT IMPOSSIBLE. (FORTUNE Magazine) – The 20,000 fans packing the Raleigh Durham Sports Arena are all on their feet. It's late August, it's SummerSlam--one of the World Wrestling Federation's biggest events--and Shane McMahon is scaling the scaffolding that surrounds the stage.
It wasn't exactly Bright Lights, Big City. Jay McInerney's well-known book about a fact checker at a major magazine at least succeeded in injecting a note of glamour, albeit dissolute glamour, into the job. My first job in journalism was as a fact checker at Fortune - we were called "reporters" - and there was nothing remotely glamorous about it. You'd have to get well known people on the phone and ask them questions like, "Is your car blue? Can we call it sky blue?" But that was the way in the door.