By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
The Gingrich campaign got a significant influx of cash from the wife of Sheldon Adelson, a billionaire casino owner who contributed $5 million to the campaign earlier this month.
The paper's former executive editor makes the case for a Biden-Clinton swap.
AmEx to Buy Revolution Money
American Express said it plans to acquire Internet-transaction company Revolution Money, whose backers include Steve Case, for about $300 million.
Justices Tell Judges Not to Rule on Major Backers
By ADAM LIPTAK
The Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution can require elected judges to step aside from cases involving people who spent exceptionally large sums to put them on the bench.
Biotech Start-Ups Covet Tax Credit
Angel investors and wealthy individuals promised to invest a little more than $1 million in BioMarker Strategies, a young Baltimore biotech working on medical devices and diagnostics for cancer patients. So Scott Allocco, president of BioMarker, invested 11.5 hours on a sidewalk to snag them...
(By Kendra Marr, The Washington Post)
To make a fresh start, Mr. Gilburne attracted like-minded angel investors, and at the end of 2006 the group bought a for-profit company, ePals Inc., to expand on the original mission and support the foundation. The ePals company has grown and now offers classroom e-mail, blogs, online literacy tools and Web-based collaborative projects on subjects like global warming and habitats.
EPals says 125,000 classrooms around the world are using at least some of its free tools, reaching 13 million students, and its ambition is to become a global “learning social network.”
angel Show phonetics
A person who supports or champions an activity, cause, or institution,
1 [C] a good spiritual creature in stories or some religions, usually represented as a human with wings:
According to the Bible, an angel told Mary that she would have God's son Jesus.
2 [C] someone who is very good, helpful or kind:
Be an angel and help me with this.
3 [as form of address] used when speaking to someone you like very much and know very well:
What's the matter, angel?
4 [C] a person in the theatre who provides money for a show to be planned
Informal. A financial backer of an enterprise, especially a dramatic production or a political campaign.
angelic Show phonetics
very beautiful and very good:
an angelic voice/face/smile
- One that backs a person, group, or enterprise: financial backers of a ballet company.
- One who bets on a contestant.
- One who provides or works with backs or backing.