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Deciphering The 'Priestly Mumbo-Jumbo' Of The Financial World

If you're mystified by terms like "Libor," "stagflation" and "Grexit," you should pick up John Lanchester's new book, How To Speak Money, which aims to untangle the tortured language of finance.

Archbisop of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan (left) attends the Opening Mass of the Synod of Bishops celebrated by Pope Francis in St. Peter's Basilica on Sunday in Vatican City. The two-week conference will discuss family issues, including controversial topics like divorce and contraception. Franco Origlia/Getty Images hide caption

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Vatican Synod Tests The Pope's Vision Of A More Merciful Church

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A Traves De Los Ojos De Nuestras Hijas Tristeza
Spinner Portico Quartet

Gabby Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly in 2013. A former Arizona representative, Giffords now lobbies for tighter gun laws. Mary Schwalm/AP hide caption

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Gabby Giffords' SuperPAC Fights For Her Old House Seat

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Everybody Wants To Rule the World New West Guitar Group

Kathryn Hunter, Jared McNeill and Marcello Magni star in The Valley of Astonishment. Pascal Victor/ArtComArt hide caption

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Seeing Neurological Patients As Characters, Not Case Studies

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I'm So Excited Le Tigre
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Mario Savio, leader of the Berkeley Free Speech Movement, is restrained by police as he walks to the platform at the University of California's Greek Theater in Berkeley on Dec. 7, 1964. Robert W. Klein/AP hide caption

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Berkeley's Fight For Free Speech Fired Up Student Protest Movement

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Deciphering The 'Priestly Mumbo-Jumbo' Of The Financial World

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Money Talks Rick James
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Jane Smiley's previous books include The Man Who Invented the ComputerTen Days in the Hills and Private Life. Michael Lionstar/Couresty of Knopf hide caption

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For Her First Trilogy, Jane Smiley Returns To Iowa, 'Where The Roots Are'

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She's a Woman Jeff Beck