Reuters today announced the hire of distinguished journalist, author and lecturer Gregg Easterbrook as a columnist for Reuters.com. Easterbrook, whose weekly column debuts on Reuters.com today, will write on topics ranging from economics and politics to science and technology.
Maybe it’s the recession, but groceries were a big hit with readers this week. The smackdown king of popularity, however, was no doubt President Obama and his healthcare law, stories for which dominated our most-read figures. Here are the week’s most popular tales.
DETROIT (Reuters) – Automakers provide notice of recalls involving cars, SUVs or pickup trucks to their owners, but drivers may not know whether their vehicles are covered by one of the thousands of “technical service bulletins” filed each year with U.S. safety regulators or where to find them.
DETROIT (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp’s displaced Ford Motor Co as No. 2 in the U.S. market in 2007, and the following year it unseated General Motors Co as the world’s largest automaker.
President Obama? Healthcare? Financial reform? VP Biden in Israel? If most-read lists are any indication, those are not the topics that make you lurch forward, scrunch up to the screen and read like your very life depends on it. Herpes, however, does. As does Lindsay Lohan. And the extremely rich. By now, no doubt, you’re itching for more. Herewith, the stories that fired you up this week.
This has been a very proud week for Thomson Reuters. Our journalists won seven awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), a record for our organization. And Thursday we held our internal “Journalist of the Year” celebration. From financial commentary to war photography to professional chat rooms, Reuters’ journalism has never been better, more innovative, or more valuable.
What do you get when you cross an economist, the Olympics and lots of naked people? An odd assortment of popular stories for the week. They obviously don’t make for a very funny punchline but they did get you clicking. Here are the stories that warmed your cockles (okay, maybe not, but “cockles” is a fun word, isn’t it?).