Archive For November 2009

Lennon’s youth gets dull telling in “Nowhere Boy”

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Sam Taylor-Wood’s “Nowhere Boy” is a passable look at the early life of John Lennon when he was estranged from his mother and raised by his aunt. Fans hoping to discover more about the source of the prickly Beatle’s creativity will not find it here.

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“Glee” cast to get Hollywood diversity award

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The cast of the quirky Fox TV show “Glee” will be presented with a Hollywood diversity award in November for their portrayal of a group of teen oddballs with a passion for song and dance.

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K1 auditor says would be “bold” to conclude fraud

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An auditor for German hedge fund K1 Global Ltd said that “liquidity of K1 is apparently scarce”, temporarily preventing payouts to banks and clients, but it would be “bold” to conclude this stemmed from fraud.

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China sees rocky export rebound, shrinking surplus

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China’s exports face a “hard and tortuous” path to recovery as uncertainties dog the global economy’s gradual return to health, with this year’s trade surplus set to shrink from last year’s record, the Commerce Ministry said.

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Obama says new data shows U.S. economy recovering

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President Barack Obama said on Saturday this week’s positive job and economic growth figures proved that his big spending efforts to stimulate the economy were working.

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Former hedge fund executive charged by SEC

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A former top executive at hedge fund firm ValueAct Capital is one of seven people charged with trading on inside information in Acxiom Corp.

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Nine U.S. banks seized in largest one-day haul

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U.S. authorities seized nine failed banks on Friday, the most in a single day since the financial crisis began and the latest stark sign that substantial parts of the nation’s banking industry are being crippled by bad loans.

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Iran’s Mousavi hints at new opposition rally

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Iranian opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi appeared to urge his supporters Saturday to take part in rallies on November 4 marking the 30th anniversary of the student seizure of the U.S. embassy in Tehran.

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Roadside blast kills 7 Pakistan soldiers

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A roadside bomb killed seven Pakistani soldiers in the northwestern Khyber region on the Afghan border on Saturday, hours after warplanes struck suspected Taliban positions in a neighboring tribal area, officials said.

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Bush, Gorbachev, Kohl mark Berlin Wall’s fall

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George Bush, Mikhail Gorbachev and Helmut Kohl paid their respects to the ordinary people who were behind the peaceful revolution of 1989 that brought down the Berlin Wall at an emotional ceremony in Berlin on Saturday.

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