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Oscar hopes for "Birdman" got an enormous updraft over the weekend with big wins from the acting and producing guilds, possibly sending the comedy soaring over the perceived Academy Awards front-runner "Boyhood."
By Paul Taylor LONDON (Reuters) - When Mario Draghi announced the European Central Bank's trillion-euro scheme to buy government bonds, he acknowledged that in the round of strategies to revive inflation and boost the economy, the bank had just played its last hand. Other policymakers have chosen to speak publicly in the aftermath. SALAMI SLICES The Italian ECB chief's first tactic was to chop the decision into separate questions, a strategy he thought most likely to construct as broad a consensus as possible for QE. He first sought agreement on the principle that buying sovereign bonds of all euro zone member states in the secondary market in proportion to their share in the central bank's capital was a legitimate tool of monetary policy.