The Week Unpeeled
The world seemed to melt last week: New York and much of the Eastern seaboard suffered through 100-plus heat, while Oslo suffered through a bomb-blast and a gunman opened fire at a nearby youth camp that shook Norway and US lawmakers failed to reach a budget agreement. Elsewhere:
- Borders said it liquidating and shutting down its 399 stores;
- President Obama is expected to nominate Richard Cordray as head of the newly formed consumer finance agency;
- Murdoch and Co. continued to dominate headlines, testifying before a parliamentary committee and getting “pied”;
- Goldman reported a surprising decline in trading revenue while Apple’s earnings more than doubled;
- The Dow ended down on Friday but closed the week up 1.6 percent at 12,681; and
- The maker of the Barbie Doll, Elliot Handler, died.
New York Post Loses its Head-liner
One of the New York Post’s most famous headliner write, Vincent Musetto, is leaving his post at topping stories but staying on in writing movie reviews after 40 years on the job. Musetto is best known for probably the most famous headline ever written, “Headless Body in Topless Bar,” although he says his favorite was “Granny Executed in Her Pink Pajamas.” Top that.
You Can’t Make This Up
Charlie Sheen has a new sitcom gig called “Anger Management.” Fitting to a week that we hope improves into next.