Good, Bad, and Ugly

Where’s that smoke coming from?

November 11, 2010

Boeing halts 787 test flights after cockpit smoke

BRITAINWASHINGTON/CHICAGO, Nov 10 (Reuters) – Boeing Co halted test flights of its long-delayed 787 Dreamliner on Wednesday, a day after smoke in the cockpit forced an emergency landing in Texas.

We should get this right

November 9, 2010

Gold set to extend post-Fed gains; peak in 2011: Reuter’s poll

MARKETS-STOCKS/In this headline I believe the name of your organization is spelled incorrectly by yourselves – with an apostrophe.

I’ll have a nice big stake, please…

November 8, 2010

Microsoft’s Ballmer sells 12 percent stake in company

gbu ballmer 280SEATTLE (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer sold $1.3 billion worth of shares in the company, cutting his stake by about 12 percent, but said his first stock sale in seven years should not be taken as a lack of confidence in the world’s largest software firm.

Not what they said…

November 2, 2010

Cooper Tire sees higher raw material costs in 2011

logo_CooperTiresBANGALORE, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Cooper Tire & Rubber Co said it expects raw material costs to climb further in 2011 as tightening supplies and increased demand from automakers drive up the prices for natural rubber.

What kind of cargo ship?

October 27, 2010

Dutch cargo ship and ferry collide in busy canal

NETHERLANDS/COLLISIONAMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A small passenger ferry capsized on Friday after colliding with a German cargo ship in a busy Dutch shipping canal and the ferry captain went missing.

Show your stripes…

October 25, 2010

Myanmar gets new flag, official name, anthem

gbu myanmar flag 220The new flag has a horizontal band of light green at the top, dark green in the center and red at the bottom, with a white star in the middle. There has been no official explanation as to what the colours or the star represent.

No fire in the tunnel…

October 19, 2010

FRANCE/

FACTBOX – Key facts on the Channel Tunnel

Oct 7 (Reuters) – A row has erupted over the choice of trains for the Channel Tunnel, with France challenging a decision by Eurostar to switch to a German manufacturer for its next generation of high-speed passenger trains.

A bad one…

October 18, 2010

Many obese people see no need to lose weight

CHINA/NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A substantial proportion of obese people don’t think they’re too fat, new research shows.

Back to civics?

October 7, 2010

FACTBOX-Twelve U.S. Senate races to watch

OBAMA/COLORADO – Democrat Michael Bennet was the Denver public school superintendent when Obama appointed him to the Senate last year to succeed Ken Salazar, who became Interior secretary.

We have a proposition for you…

October 7, 2010

Californians see green in climate law: poll

MARIJUANA/CALIFORNIAAt the same time it is embarking on an environmental plan from setting alternative energy targets to building a system for industry to trade the right to emit greenhouse gases.