Charm Offensive: Mary Jo White's path to the Securities and Exchange Commission has reached a crucial juncture: the Congressional charm campaign. Lawmakers are scrutinizing Ms. White ahead of her Senate confirmation hearing, The New York Times reports.
I Spy: The U.S. Supreme Court in a 5 - 4 decision ended a nearly five-year effort by a coalition of lawyers, human rights workers, media organizations and others to challenge the constitutionality of the nation's major federal surveillance law, The National Law Journal reports.
Filling the Cabinet: Jack Lew won the Senate Finance Committee’s approval to become U.S. Treasury secretary just as lawmakers struggle to avoid across-the-board government spending cuts scheduled to take effect on March 1, Bloomberg reports.
No Deal: EU antitrust regulators blocked Ryanair's third attempt to acquire Irish rival Aer Lingus on Wednesday, a ruling Europe's biggest low-cost airline called politically motivated and vowed to challenge in court, Reuters reports.
Gay Marriage: On Thursday, dozens of American corporations, including Apple, Alcoa, Facebook, eBay, Intel, and Morgan Stanley will submit an amicus brief in the landmark Hollingsworth v. Perry case broadly arguing to the U.S. Supreme Court that laws banning same-sex marriages are unconstitutional under the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses, Fortune/CNN Money reports.