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In Latest Volley Against Amazon, Hachette’s Writers Target Its Board

NY Times Books - September 15, 2014 - 6:56pm
Authors United, a group of Hachette writers and allies, is appealing to Amazon’s board to consider their reputation in the battle over e-book pricing.






University of California Plans Campus Venture Fund

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 15, 2014 - 6:21pm
The University of California may fund a $250 million investment pool to back startup companies springing from research conducted by faculty and students.

Study Rethinks Danger of Large Quakes From Deep-Sea Faults

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 15, 2014 - 6:17pm
Most deep-sea faults in the Pacific Ocean may be capable of generating earthquakes greater than magnitude 9.0, according to new research.

Black Lung Disease Makes Comeback, Study Shows

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 15, 2014 - 6:00pm
The prevalence of severe black lung disease among coal miners in Central Appalachia has hit levels not seen since coal dust was first regulated in mines roughly 40 years ago, according to federal researchers.

Death Count Raised to 19 in GM Ignition-Switch Defect

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 15, 2014 - 4:22pm
General Motors faulty ignition-switch death toll now stands at 19, above the auto maker's earlier estimate, and may go higher, its hired compensation expert, Kenneth Feinberg, said in his first public update.

Books: Art Entangled in Nature

NY Times Books - September 15, 2014 - 4:20pm
The portraits of nature gathered here cover centuries, fixing on that space where the naturalist’s eye and the artist’s intersect.






Joshua Ferris’s ‘To Rise Again at a Decent Hour’

NY Times Books - September 15, 2014 - 2:06pm
Joshua Ferris’s “To Rise Again at a Decent Hour,” shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, is about an atheistic but Philo-Semitic dentist who has no luck with women.






New York City Public Library Branches Need $1.1 Billion in Repairs: Report

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 15, 2014 - 1:32pm
The report argues that the city has a "broken funding system" in which libraries rely too much on discretionary funds from City Council members

U.S. Aims to Deter Terror Enlistment

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 15, 2014 - 1:14pm
The Obama administration will launch pilot programs in select U.S. cities seeking to discourage Americans from trying to join or fight on behalf of violent extremist groups like the Islamic State terror group in Syria, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday.

Decoding a Menu at Root & Bone

NY Times Books - September 15, 2014 - 12:42pm
A new book from a Stanford University linguistics professor looks at how we describe what we eat.

Behind Trade-Bank Deal, a Brief Pause on Principles

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 15, 2014 - 12:08pm
House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling has spent much of this year fighting the U.S. Export-Import Bank, but the Texas Republican has stepped back from confrontation, taking a longer view of the situation.

Debate Stirs As Clinton Returns to Iowa

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 15, 2014 - 11:24am
Hillary Clinton's return to Iowa suggested she will again run for president, as Democrats in the state debated whether they should unite behind her or use the nominating contest to hash out policy differences.

ArtsBeat: Philadelphia Museum Losing Its Maurice Sendak Collection

NY Times Books - September 15, 2014 - 10:06am
The Rosenbach Museum and Library will send thousands of Sendak items to Connecticut, where a Sendak museum is planned.






Support Grows for U.S. Campaign

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 15, 2014 - 9:26am
A U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State gained more backing, with the U.K., Australia and leading Arab states offering support.

Hundreds Flee California Wildfires as Homes Burn

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 15, 2014 - 9:18am
Two raging wildfires in California have forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes in central and northern counties of the state, including Madera and El Dorado.

Bond Insurer Reaches Final Terms in Detroit Bankruptcy Settlement

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 15, 2014 - 8:00am
Syncora Holdings, one of the fiercest foes in the Detroit municipal bankruptcy case, reached a final settlement with the city over claims that could have held up the city's timely exit from bankruptcy protection.

Yellen Seeks Interest-Rate Consensus

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 15, 2014 - 6:58am
The Fed chief's actions in her first six months confound the view of her as a strong advocate of easy money.

A Transcendent Tally of the Mayor's Words

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - September 15, 2014 - 6:13am
In his first nine months in office, Mayor Bill de Blasio brought historic and transcendent changes to New York City. Just ask him. The mayor has invoked "historic" and "transcendent" more than 80 times.

ArtsBeat: In the Running for a Young People’s Literature Prize

NY Times Books - September 15, 2014 - 5:00am
The 10 titles on the longlist of the National Book Foundation’s 2014 Award for Young People’s Literature underscore the diversity of subject matter in this area of publishing.






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