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TV’s ‘Downton Abbey’ mirrors today’s financial turmoil

Jay MacDonald

Full disclosure: I have never read a Jane Austen novel, my forebears were murderous mountain Scots, not British dandies in ascots, and my Old Vic was an uncle who drank.

Nevertheless, I’m hooked on the BBC period drama “Downton Abbey” and I think I know why: Downton mirrors the financial and cultural turmoil of our times. Just with better hats.

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Campus credit card regulation brewing … again

Tyler Metzger

Legislative proposals in New Jersey and Illinois might restrict those pesky credit card offers plaguing students on college campuses. It also might force issuers to teach students about the risks of signing up. Will they pass?
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Emily’s list: The top 10 this week, ‘Saved by the Bell’ edition

Emily Crone

Today marks Mario Lopez’s 35th birthday. While the actor has played roles on “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “Pacific Blue,” he will always be remembered best as the hunky jock A.C. Slater on “Saved by the Bell.” In honor of Mario’s birthday, this Friday’s roundup celebrates that show, which is a favorite among those of us who grew up in the 1990s.
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