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Manhattan (New York City)

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  • BofA ordered to pay $1.3 billion over Countrywide lending program

    Countrywide Financial hustled to make the loans. Bank of America, once again, is picking up the bill for the damages caused — the latest buffeting since the bank's disastrous acquisition of the Calabasas high-risk lender six years ago. A New...
  • Wretched excess? L.A.'s first members-only race car club

    Wretched excess? L.A.'s first members-only race car club
    Sociologists looking for new evidence of conspicuous consumption — look no further. A French entrepreneur who made his money in the telecom business has founded a pricey members-only club in Los Angeles for hot car enthusiasts. Called Fast Toys...
  • Books Inspiring Global Tours, Journeys

    Books Inspiring Global Tours, Journeys
    Book lovers who head out to visit authors' homes, museums and gravesites are part of a new chapter in travel called "literary tourism." Some focus their storied journeys on places and events featured in works of fiction, (think "Da Vinci Code" tours...
  • Argentina se prepara por la falta de pago de la deuda

    Argentina se prepara por la falta de pago de la deuda
    BUENOS AIRES - Argentina cayó en un default por segunda vez en 12 años después de que se desvanecieron las esperanzas de un acuerdo con los acreedores "holdouts", lo que prepara el camino para desplomes en los precios de las acciones y los bonos el jueves...
  • Rapid buses beat rails [Commentary]

    Rapid buses beat rails [Commentary]
    Transit agencies from Baltimore to San Diego and from Seattle to St. Petersburg are planning new light-rail lines. Yet light rail is not only vastly more expensive than buses, it is slower, less comfortable, less convenient and has lower capacities than a...
  • REVIEW: 'Intimate Apparel' by Eclipse Theatre Co. ★★★

    REVIEW: 'Intimate Apparel' by Eclipse Theatre Co. &#9733&#9733&#9733
    Lynn Nottage's "Intimate Apparel" shares some of the same foundational supports familiar to fans of Henry James and Edith Wharton, from the Gilded Age Manhattan setting to its focus on a woman undone by her love for a man who isn't what he appears to be....
  • Test runtime tag

    Amazon is turning to its consumers to help decide which of the new television shows premiering Friday to add to its programming lineup, democratizing a process that was once reserved for a rarefied group of network executives. The online retailer will...
  • Jazz's Mario Pavone Draws On Boyhood Memories For His Sounds

    Jazz's Mario Pavone Draws On Boyhood Memories For His Sounds
    What the taste of a small rich cake called a madeleine was for triggering a famous flood of memories in French novelist Marcel Proust's classic "Remembrance of Things Past," the sound of the accordion is for the celebrated, Waterbury-born, avant-garde...
  • Horn etiquette: Think twice before 'laying on it'

    Horn etiquette: Think twice before 'laying on it'
    Q: Regarding the use of the automobile horn, there seems to be a trend in our area of people becoming totally disconnected while texting or checking emails when stopped for a red light. Several times recently, I have had to give a 'toot' to the person...
  • New York hotel prices in August: Is Montauk the new Manhattan?

    New York hotel prices in August: Is Montauk the new Manhattan?
    Manhattan is known for its pricey hotels, but in August a small Long Island town claimed the title as most expensive New York hotel destination. Travel booking site NewYorkHotels.org released a survey Tuesday that confirms what New York City locals...
  • Bank of America may appeal $1.27 billion award in 'Hustle' fraud case

    Bank of America may appeal $1.27 billion award in 'Hustle' fraud case
    A federal judge on Wednesday ordered Bank of America Corp to pay $1.27 billion of damages after a federal jury found the second-largest U.S. bank liable for fraud over defective mortgages sold by its Countrywide unit. The decision by U.S. District Judge...