Online Protest: Web sites go dark to protest two Internet-regulation bills, culminating a lobbying effort that pitted technology companies against experienced heavyweights, The Washington Post reports.
Insider Trading: The FBI is arresting up to four individuals in its ongoing investigation of insider trading in the hedge fund industry, CNBC has learned, part of a four-year investigation by the FBI of insider trading in the hedge fund industry dubbed “Perfect Hedge.”
Tax Records: Republican Mitt Romney acknowledged Tuesday that his income tax rate is "probably closer to 15 percent than anything," suggesting that one of the wealthiest people to ever run for U.S. president pays a much lower rate than most Americans, Reuters reports.
Sinking Stock: Shares of the Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise ship operator, fell 14 percent on Tuesday as analysts and investors sought to gauge the effect of the grounding of Carnival’s Costa Concordia after days of continual images and videos of the listing ship, The New York Times reports.
Jackpot: A few months after struggling to raise a new fund in 2005, Accel Partners bet $12.2 million on a website run by a college dropout. Seven years later, that wager on Facebook is poised to be the most profitable ever for a venture firm, Bloomberg reports.