GOOD DAY FOR: Rolling the credits, as Hollywood has largely managed to avoid last week’s freezing up of lending. Production company Media Rights Capital closed on a $350 million line of revolving credit from JPMorgan and Comerica on Friday, and Steven Spielberg secured $700 million through JPMorgan last week to start a production unit with India’s Reliance Big Entertainment. (The New York Times)
BAD DAY FOR: Good help, as the collapses in the banking world are starting to be felt in the world of the elite British nanny. Paying up to $73,000 a year for top-notch child care is harder to justify when you’ve lost your top-dollar banking or money-management job. Nanny staffing agencies in London say they’re starting to see layoffs and lower salaries. (Reuters)
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- Syrian women know how to defeat ISIS
- Will Kobani be ISIS's Waterloo?
- The one thing the New Atheists get right about religion
- The U.S. Marines are developing laser weapons. Here's why.
- 3 horrific inaccuracies in Homeland's depiction of Islamabad
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- 10 things you need to know today: October 21, 2014
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- Gamergate has backfired spectacularly on its nincompoop perpetrators
- Paul Krugman, Amazon, and the left's backwards view of book-industry titans
Subscribe to the Week