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The Accidental Genius of Weasel High Rick Detorie Egmont: $9.99 paper, ages 12 and up A 14-year-old's quest to become the next great director is stymied by his inability to get his hands on a camcorder in this graphic novel by the creator of the...
Money & CompanyThe dreaded fear of contagion in Europe’s government-debt crisis flared on Friday after Moody’s Investors Service put Italy’s bond ratings on review for possible downgrade. Moody’s move came after hopes rose early Friday that...
James Moody, a jazz saxophonist and flutist whose improvised solo on a recording of the song "I'm in the Mood for Love" became a jazz classic, died Thursday in San Diego, where he had lived in recent years. He was 85 and had pancreatic cancer. His...
The U.S. economy will eventually rebound from the Great Recession. Millions of American workers will not. What some economists now project — and policymakers are loath to admit — is that the U.S. unemployment rate, which stood at 9.6% in...
Money & CompanyBond rating firm Moody’s Investors Service formally warned Japan on Tuesday that its rating might be cut as the country sinks deeper into debt. Moody’s said it put Japan’s Aa2 rating on review for a possible downgrade, citing in part.......
JUNE Adventures of a Cat-Whiskered Girl Daniel Pinkwater Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Pinkwater brings a magical realist perspective to YA fiction in the third volume of the series that begins with "The Yggyssey" and "The Neddiad." The Clock Without a...
Money & CompanyCredit-rating firms Moody???s Investors Service and Standard & Poor???s today gave California high ratings on the $8.8 billion of short-term notes Treasurer Bill Lockyer plans to sell next week. Moody???s was the most generous, grading the debt "MIG 1,"...
Company TownCarl Icahn would love this one. One of Wall Street's biggest credit-rating agencies is warning investors that Lions Gate Entertainment is a risky bet. Moody's Investors Services today gave a grade of B1 to the $200 million of secured notes......
Jacket CopyThe L.A. Times reports today on Connecticut's Merritt Parkway, one of 93 sites added this month to the World Monument Fund's watch list, alongside Machu Picchu in Peru, Shackelton's hut in Antarctica and Sarajevo City Hall. "They are as intentionally........
Money & CompanyMany of the worldâs governments borrowed and spent with abandon this year to keep their economies afloat. And investors mostly were happy to oblige, providing enough demand for sovereign bonds to keep a lid on longer-term interest rates. But now......
The Four Fingers of Death A Novel Rick Moody Little, Brown: 730 pp., $25.99 Rick Moody grew up on a nutritious diet of Pynchon, Vonnegut (to whom this book is dedicated), Roth and Updike, some Melville and Hawthorne for New England-style moralizing, a...
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