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This Year's Oscar Nominees Are Hits With the Public, Too

Usually, the Oscars highlight the chasm between Hollywood's elite and average Americans. But, says one movie critic: "This is one of the rare years when critics and paying audiences backed the nominees." Also notable in 2011 is a youth movement in the nominees -- and the show's hosts.

Black swans bet big on big inflation

The Wall Street Journal reports (subscription required) that Universa Investments L.P., a hedge fund firm tied to bestselling author Nassim Nicholas...