Good, Bad, and Ugly

The wrong country

September 18, 2008

US Treasury sanctions two Colombian officials

chavez-160.jpgWASHINGTON, Sept 12 (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday froze the assets of two Colombian government officials, saying they have ties with the rebel group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

Misleading headline?

September 17, 2008

U.S. firm ambushed again in Afghan south, 23 dead

afghan-children-220.jpgKABUL (Reuters) – At least 23 people were killed when Taliban insurgents ambushed a U.S. security firm convoy in southwestern Afghanistan on Friday, provincial officials said, the second attack on the firm in as many days.

Corporations paying taxes

Study says most corporations pay no U.S. income taxes

irs-220.jpgWASHINGTON (Reuters) – Most U.S. and foreign corporations doing business in the United States avoid paying any federal income taxes, despite trillions of dollars worth of sales, a government study released on Tuesday said.

Out-of-state

Out-of-stage gay marriage closer in Massachusetts

Check the headline spelling

Mr. N.

We corrected to out-of-state: GBU Editor

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.

They’re not borrowers…

IndyMac borrowers line up in California to withdraw their cash

indymac-180.jpgYour headline is inaccurate. These customers are not “borrowers”- they are “depositors” who are trying to withdraw their funds held in deposit accounts.

More than we can bare?

pensioners-200.jpgPensioners bare brunt of British inflation

STANDARDS!!!!! Pensioners BEAR brunt of inflation.

Johnny

Yes. We corrected

(File photo)

On the rebound

Housing rebound to be prolonged: Harvard study

rebound-200.jpgNEW YORK (Reuters) – Record foreclosures and limited access to credit will make it harder than usual to rebound from this U.S. housing market slump, the worst at least since World War Two, according to a Harvard University study on Monday.

Best choice for economy?

McCain seen as best choice for economy

mccain-180.jpgNEW 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.

Episcopal or Anglican?

Gay Anglican U.S. bishop enters into civil union 

bishop-160.jpgBOSTON, June 8 (Reuters) – The openly gay U.S. Episcopal bishop at the center of the Anglican church’s global battle over…¬†