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He did not. Microsoft was started by Paul Allen and Bill Gates. Steve Ballmer joined Microsoft in 1980, that being after it was founded.
We pulled the piece and corrected it: GBU Editor
Sprint prices iPhone rival Instinct at $130
Analysts say it will be tough for Instinct to compete with a new, high-speed iPhone model due to go on sale for $199 on July 11.
McCain seen as best choice for economy
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate John McCain’s tax policies have given him an edge as the better man for the economy, various Wall Street experts said at this week’s Reuters Investment Outlook Summit.
But, against a backdrop of job losses and deteriorating home values, Wall Street is backing McCain’s Democratic rival, Barack Obama with cold, hard cash.
Before the Bell: All About Lehman
I think you mean per barrel.
Yes. We corrected: GBU Editor
REUTERS photo by Rebecca Cook
Serb thief buries 83.5 mln pounds in park
BELGRADE (Reuters) – A Serbian bank clerk who stole nearly 1.5 million euros (83.5 million pounds) from his bank left a note reading “I’m sorry”, buried the loot in a park and waited at a cafe for police to arrest him.
1.5 million euros is not 83.5 millions pounds! I wish it was, ’cause I have a few euros sitting around!
Exxon profit disappoints despite high oil prices
What is “gross domestic profit”? Is that something that only a Turkey has?
Medtronic unit agrees to consent decree with FDA
In September, Medtronic announced plans to eliminate about 200 jobs in the Physio-Control unit.
This statement is not correct, and has our employees concerned. Is it possible to print a correction? It refers to actions taken in the past, not planned for the future.
AT&T to axe about 4,600 jobs, take charge
AT&T, which posted a 2007 fourth-quarter profit of $3.1 billion, has made several acquisitions in recent years, including SBC Communications and BellSouth.
You’ve got it wrong. AT&T did not acquire SBC (Southwestern Bell Corp.). Quite the opposite. SBC acquired what remained of AT&T. A baby bell ate its parent.
Schering, Merck Cholesterol Prescriptions Slide
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. prescriptions of Schering-Plow Corp’s cholesterol drugs fell 13 percent in February from a month earlier, following results of a controversial study, the drug maker said on Tuesday.
The drugs, Zetia and Vytorin, fell to 2.77 million total prescriptions in February from 3.19 million in January, Schering-Plow said in a filing. Schering-Plow sells the drugs with Merck & Co in a joint venture.