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The word is buy…


Brussels set to complain over Oracle’s deal to by Sun-FT

I am sure someone has made you aware of this ERROR…. The word you want is BUY.


Yes. Readers did, as you say, make us aware of this one: GBU Editor

REUTERS photo Robert Galbraith

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Treble without a cause?


Microsoft launches new phone software

The market for phones is set to treble or quadruple in the next few years, Ballmer said, and Microsoft is ready to challenge other phone makers for market share.

The following quote: “The market for phones is set to treble or quadruple in the next few years, Ballmer said, and Microsoft is ready to challenge other phone makers for market share.” was on your site today.

Not much of a salary…


AIG CEO defends holiday, slams “lynch mob” attacks

The new AIG CEO is being paid more than his predecessor, Ed Liddy, who made just $1 a year. AIG said it will pay Benmosche $3 million in cash and $4 million in fully-vested stock. He also could receive a bonus valued as high as $3.5 million.

I presume you meant $1 million a year? I mean I know it’s a crisis but I hope Ed got paid a little more than that…

Loonie headline?


Canada economy stabilizing, lonnie a concern: Flaherty

That should be “Loonie a concern.” The nickname for the canadian dollar is loonie. The origin comes from the image of the loon on the coin.


Yes. We fixed it, thanks: GBU Editor

A Canadian one dollar coin, also known as a loonie, in a 2006 file photo. REUTERS/ Shaun Best

Sloppy mistakes…


Democrats expand Senate control, yet splits remain

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats achieved their biggest majority in the U.S. Senate in decades on Tuesday as Al Franken of Minnesota finally took his seat — but President Barak Obama will still have to fight hard to muster the votes to pass healthcare reform and other major initiatives.

This article has Obama’s first name spelled wrong in the first paragraph. Boo!

The I stands for Internal…


UBS to restrict U.S. offshore account access-source******But the Swiss giant is still embroiled in a civil lawsuit in which the U.S. Internal Revenue Service is trying to get information about 52,000 U.S. accounts and it faces a first court hearing on July 13.******This article while well written contains a large error, the IRS the United States Federal Government’s Tax Agency is known colloquially and officially as the Internal Revenue Service, not Inland. ******This error makes your article look sloppy, and as if no one has proof-read it. The time it takes to do proofreading and fact-checking is a few seconds by typing IRS into Google.******Steven B.******We corrected. Inland Revenue is the name of the tax collection authority in a number of¬†countries, but not, as you point out, in the U.S. GBU Editor******

Holding a tax rebate letter from the Internal Revenue Service, U.S. President George W. Bush speaks about the economy during a visit to a small business in Sterling, Virginia March 26, 2006. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque


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They aren’t in jail…


Pirate Bay founders get rich in jail

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Swedish software company Global Gaming Factory X AB said on Tuesday it had agreed to buy free file-sharing website The Pirate Bay, and that it would find ways to compensate copyright owners for downloaded material.

The four Swedish men behind the website were sentenced in April to one year in jail and ordered to pay damages of 3.6 million dollars for running the site, which is one of the world’s largest for downloading files on the Internet.

Madoff’s crime


Madoff can expect de facto life term at sentencing

NEW YORK, June 29 (Reuters) – Admitted thief Bernard Madoff will leave his jail cell and be taken under guard to court on Monday morning to hear his punishment for running Wall Street’s biggest and most brazen investment scheme.

The opening sentence in this article is ignorant. It It is not a crime to run a big or a brazen investment scheme.

The Ford family tree


Guests at National Summit sound downbeat theme

Ford, the grandson of the company founder, industry giant Henry Ford, said he expected the U.S. government’s ownership of General Motors Corp would continue for “some time” — suggesting the quick but controversial trip through bankruptcy that Chrysler LLC enjoyed would not be repeated.

Bill Ford, Jr. is the son of Bill Ford, Sr., who is the son of Edsel Ford, who was the son of company founder, Henry Ford. By my reckoning, that makes Bill Ford Jr. Henry’s great-grandson, not his grandson.

Moving there for the hospitals?


Accenture to shift incorporation to Ireland

Ireland is expected to benefit along with Switzerland as companies seek more hospital conditions in Europe.

They are moving because of “hospital conditions”? I didn’t realize the health care was a reason to move corporations…perhaps you meant “Hospitable”….