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  • Disney movie preorders caught up in Hachette-like dispute with Amazon

    Reuters—Amazon.com Inc has halted pre-orders of some Disney movies, the Wall Street Journal reported, in what appears to be another contract dispute after the online retailer began a protracted spat with publisher Hachette Book Group this year....
  • History man Al Stewart digs deep for musical "time passages"

    By Nigel Stephenson CROPREDY, England, Aug 11 (Reuters) - As Al Stewart tells it, every singer starts off writing love songs - but a "disastrous" affair made his efforts so downbeat one reviewer suggested he give it a miss. So Scottish born Stewart, who...
  • Travel letters: Reflections of quirky Portland

    Reflections of quirky Portland I just finished the Aug. 3 article "Cycle City" by Chris Erskine, on biking in Portland, Ore. As an L.A. native who attended Portland State University and then lived and worked in Portland for another dozen years, only...
  • Arlington International will be truly that Saturday

    Arlington International will be truly that Saturday
    For virtually the entire 89-day meeting at Arlington International Racecourse the fields are a study in domesticity but on Saturday the palatial track will become a thoroughbred world capital. Twelve foreign horses — five from Ireland, five from...
  • French PM calls for European investment plan to boost growth

    PARIS (Reuters) - France's prime minister called on Friday for steps to be taken at EU level to boost economic growth through investment, a day after data showed that both France and the euro zone stagnated in the second quarter. "The situation is...
  • European steeplechase winner disqualified for shirtless celebration

    Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad of France won the 3,000-meter steeplechase event at the European track and field championships on Thursday but was eventually disqualified for his homestretch celebration, which included taking off his shirt. Originally the...
  • Exclusive: Bombardier, Hitachi lead bids for Finmeccanica's rail units - sources

    Exclusive: Bombardier, Hitachi lead bids for Finmeccanica's rail units - sources
    LONDON/MILAN (Reuters) - Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier and Japanese industrial giant Hitachi are the two frontrunners to buy Finmeccanica's rail subsidiaries, several sources close to the auction process said. Italy's Finmeccanica has been...
  • Ferrari races to $38 million sale, most ever for car at auction

    (Reuters) - A red 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta, which was once involved in a fatal accident, has set the world record for a car sold at auction, going for $38.1 million at a sale in California, auction house Bonhams said. The price offered on Thursday...
  • LACMA's 'Marsden Hartley' show a moving study of German years

     LACMA's 'Marsden Hartley' show a moving study of German years
    I fully expected to enjoy "Marsden Hartley: The German Paintings, 1913-1915," the newly opened exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. And I did. Hartley was one of the two greatest painters the United States produced in the artistically...
  • English health experts investigate Salmonella outbreak

    LONDON (Reuters) - English health authorities said on Friday they are investigating an outbreak of food poisoning that has affected 156 people in Britain and others in France and Austria. Salmonella Enteritidis is a strain of bacteria that causes...
  • Weakness in Eurozone, Asia pose risks to U.S. economy

    Troubles in the global economy have dogged the American economy since early in the recovery, with the Eurozone debt crisis, the so-called Arab Spring in the Middle East and the Japanese tsunami all swiping momentum from U.S. growth in varying degrees....