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The wrong country

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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).

THAT’S WRONG! It is two VENEZUELAN GOVERMENT OFFICIALS! BIG MISTAKE!

H.M.

Yes, we quickly corrected that one: GBU Editor

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez arrives to attend a military exercise in El Guri, in the southern state of Bolivar, September 13, 2008. The Venezuelan army took part in a defense exercise simulating an invasion by a foreign country.  REUTERS/Ho-Miraflores Palace 

Misleading headline?

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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.

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Farah provincial police chief Khalilullah Rahmani said 15 of the dead were Taliban militants killed in the fighting that broke out following the ambush.

Corporations paying taxes

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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.

The Government Accountability Office said 72 percent of all foreign corporations and about 57 percent of U.S. companies doing business in the United States paid no federal income taxes for at least one year between 1998 and 2005.

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

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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!

They’re not borrowers…

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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.

Brad

Several readers noticed this one. We corrected: GBU Editor

REUTERS photo by Danny Moloshok

More than we can bare?

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pensioners-200.jpgPensioners bare brunt of British inflation

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

Johnny

Yes. We corrected

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On the rebound

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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.

Isn’t the point that the SLUMP will be prolonged not the rebound? The article is good but the headline is wrong – it says the OPPOSITE of what the article means.

Best choice for economy?

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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.

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.

Episcopal or Anglican?

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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… 

Get your facts right and have some intellect about what you write. Robinson is an Episcopal Bishop, not an Anglican.

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