The poll position

Majority of economists see McCain better for stocks

mccain-0724-180.jpgWASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. stock market would fare better in the first year after a victory by Republican presidential candidate John McCain than by his Democratic rival Barack Obama, according to a majority of economists at U.S. banks and research groups polled by Reuters.

Your headline makes it sound as though you’re talking about all economists, but it turns out it’s just a poll of a few. Shame on you!

Unhappy

Several readers objected to this headline, and they were right. The original version of this headline made clear these were polling results, but that word was dropped for an online version, thus giving the impression we were talking about all economists. We corrected: GBU Editor

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How can even the briefest rundown of the “housing bill” not include the fact that it contains a provision that all credit card transactions will now be reported to the IRS?

That is a huge, huge, deal, and you don’t even mention it.

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