Individual debts collectively worth millions are abolished for just $400,000
New York University
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Sunday 20 December 2009
Tuesday 01 December 2009
Bernard Birnbaum, who died on 26 November aged 89, was a CBS News producer who helped shape the American public's view of issues ranging from poverty to the Watergate scandal while working alongside Walter Cronkite and Charles Kuralt. His CBS career won him seven Emmy Awards and took him to places ranging from Vietnam to small-town America.
Saturday 07 November 2009
Friday 09 October 2009
The son of Brooke Astor, the late socialite and doyenne of the New York arts who died in 2007 aged 105, was found guilty by a Manhattan jury yesterday of taking advantage of her declining faculties to plunder her almost $200m (£125m) fortune.
Tuesday 06 October 2009
Two of the world's most influential investment gurus warned yesterday that financial markets were turning into "bubbles".
Wednesday 19 August 2009
Thursday 06 August 2009
Monday 03 August 2009
As one reviewer of Harold Norse's Carnivorous Saint: Gay Poems 1941-1976 put it, "he was beat before the Beats, hip before the hippies, and out of the closet long before gay liberation."
Sunday 02 August 2009
Thursday 23 July 2009
Frank McCourt: Late-flowering writer whose book 'Angela's Ashes' set in train the genre of 'misery memoirs'
Wednesday 22 July 2009
To sell four million copies of a memoir which might usefully have carried the health warning: "Can induce nausea", is some achievement. But that's what Frank McCourt did with Angela's Ashes, his account, published in 1996, of an utterly miserable childhood survived in Catholic Ireland in the 1930s and 1940s.
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