Column | Oct 20, 2014 | 4:27 PM
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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 | Oct 20, 2014 | 8:00 AM
DETROIT (Reuters) - A U.S. judge said on Monday he would rule during the week of Nov. 3 on Detroit's plan to adjust its debts and exit the biggest-ever municipal bankruptcy. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes said he would issue an oral ruling in court...
Story | Oct 20, 2014 | 11:12 AM
SOFIA (Reuters) - The European Union's banking watchdog urged Bulgaria on Monday to give depositors access to guaranteed funds at troubled Corporate Commercial Bank (Corpbank) group from Oct. 21, saying current restrictions were in breach of EU rules....
Story | Oct 20, 2014 | 2:20 PM
CUPERTINO, Calif. The bankruptcy of a key Apple supplier may shine a bright light on sensitive business details the personal electronics giant fights to keep out of the public eye. At a hearing Tuesday in Massachusetts, a U.S. bankruptcy judge will...