Deals Aplenty, but Energy Is the Salve
European markets were broadly lower, with the Stoxx Europe 600 falling 0.2% ... while analysts had anticipated a loss. Stamps.com slumped 4.08, or 15%, to 23.82. The Web-based postage-services company's fourth-quarter earnings topped estimates ...
Vatican feuds, fiefdoms, betrayals await next pope
The typical Italian way of getting things done via personal stamps of approval, or "raccomandanzione," guides introductions. The Italian way of persuasion, less overt power play than Machiavellian machinations, governs consensus-building and decision-making.