It was an epic “whodunit” in the publishing world. Who was the enigmatic tweeter who led to the disclosure that J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, had penned the pseudonymous mystery novel “The Cuckoo’s Calling”?
There is a “50-50” chance that Jefferson County, Alabama, officials will vote to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy tomorrow, Commissioner Sandra Little Brown said today after seeing creditors’ latest offer.
There is an 80 percent chance that Jefferson County, Alabama, officials will vote to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy today, Commissioner Sandra Little Brown said before the panel was set to meet to consider the option.
Greg Turner hoisted himself up with a rope from an unlighted 20-foot pit in an abandoned mine in Durham, Pennsylvania. His task of counting bats didn’t take long -- just seven where five years ago there were 4,000.
Bernard Madoff’s wife and surviving son say in a new book that they didn’t know of his $65 billion Ponzi scheme, the largest in history, until the day in December 2008 when he confessed his crimes to them.
Jefferson County, Alabama, officials shouldn’t worry that a bankruptcy filing will damage their ability to borrow money in the future, said lawyers who guided other municipalities through two of the biggest court-supervised restructurings. The markets will forget, they said.