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Name that brew

October 14, 2015

The deal merging AB InBev and SAB Miller has delivered beer lovers the worst of acronym-heavy M&A. Once the big beer deal is wrapped up, the next challenge will be finding a name for the giant. Vote in our poll or submit your own idea to #namethatbrew.

This is what the Russian air strikes in Syria look like from the ground

October 8, 2015
People inspect a site hit by what residents said were airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force in the town of Darat Izza in Aleppo's countryside, October 7, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

People inspect a site hit by what residents said were airstrikes carried out by the Russian air force in the town of Darat Izza in Aleppo’s countryside, October 7, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

Russia’s campaign in Syria

October 7, 2015
A civil defense member tries to put out the flames on a burning military vehicle at a base controlled by rebel fighters from the Ahrar al-Sham Movement, that was targeted by what activists said were Russian airstrikes at Hass ancient cemeteries in the southern countryside of Idlib, Syria, October 1, 2015. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

A civil defense member tries to put out the flames on a burning military vehicle at a base controlled by rebel fighters from the Ahrar al-Sham Movement, that was targeted by what activists said were Russian airstrikes at Hass ancient cemeteries in the southern countryside of Idlib, Syria, October 1, 2015. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

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More volatility expected as Fed rate rise looms – Cumberland Advisors’ David Kotok

October 1, 2014

David Kotok, Cumberland Advisors

David Kotok, Cumberland Advisors

A healthy dose of fear has re-entered financial markets in the final three months of the year. The Chicago Board Options Exchange VIX, a widely tracked measure of market volatility, rose to a two-month high on Wednesday.

Malcolm Gladwell denies Lehrer plagiarized him

June 21, 2012

On Tuesday Jim Romenesko ran a post on his blog that showed how Jonah Lehrer, the New Yorker’s new staff writer, had copied sections of his previous writing and repurposed them for his recent NewYorker.com pieces, verbatim. Bloggers quickly found more instances, including one in which Lehrer appeared not to copy himself, but Malcom Gladwell, another New Yorker staff writer. Gladwell and Lehrer both use the same quote from William Goldman’s book, Adventures in the Screen Trade, and introduce the quote with the same language.

On the front line with female war reporters

March 8, 2012

Female war correspondents are no longer a novelty. The legendary 20th century author and journalist Martha Gellhorn broke that mold around 80 years ago, and in recent times many of our most accomplished journalists and chroniclers of war zones — among them CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, the BBC’s formidable Kate Adie, Alex Crawford from Sky News and others — just happened to be women.

FOMC statement word cloud

November 2, 2011

FOMC statement word cloud

Credit: REUTERS/Stephen Culp

The euro zone deal diagram

October 27, 2011

A diagram of “the euro zone rescue deal” shared by an unidentified adviser with one of the EU governments involved in the negotiations.

A belated disclosure

September 16, 2011

On August 22, Reuters.com published a video entitled “Twitter through the eye of an artist,” a profile of the New York-based artist Michelle Vaughn. Vaughn is married to Reuters blogger Felix Salmon; although Salmon played no role in producing the video, that relationship should have been disclosed in the video. Reuters apologizes for the omission.