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Story | Nov 5, 2013 | 1:35 PMNorwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its appeal to serenity (labeled “Slow TV”). On Nov. 1, NRK was to televise live, for five hours, an attempt to break the world record for producing a sweater, from shearing the sheep to spinning the wool and knitting the garment (current record: 4:51, by Australians). (In addition to the log, NRK viewers have been treated to live cams on a salmon-fishing boat and, for five days, on a cruise ship.) Said an NRK journalist, “You would think it's boring television, but we have quite good ratings for these programs.”
Story | Dec 18, 2014 | 10:13 AM
The euro has fallen, oil prices have tumbled, and borrowing rates are at record lows: French President Francois Hollande has had much of his economic wishlist granted, and it may just help him kickstart a long-awaited recovery in 2015. Granted, the...
Story | Dec 18, 2014 | 11:20 AM
PHILADELPHIA A deal between billionaire Carl Icahn and the casino workers union in Atlantic City, N.J., fell apart Thursday, putting the future of the bankrupt Trump Taj Mahal in doubt, union president Bob McDevitt said in a statement. The development...
Story | Dec 18, 2014 | 1:20 PM
PHILADELPHIA A deal between billionaire Carl Icahn and the casino workers union in Atlantic City fell apart Thursday, but Icahn said he would spend $20 million to keep the bankrupt Trump Taj Mahal open past a looming Saturday closing date. Icahn made his...