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Earth Hour?

April 6, 2009

World switches off to save planet in “Earth Hour”

BILLION PEOPLE TAKE PART

Australia first held Earth Hour in 2007 and it went global in 2008, attracting 50 million people, organisers say. WWF, which started the event, is hoping one billion people from nearly 90 countries will take part.

Please get real…

March 26, 2009

Brazil stocks rise; real flat on housing plan, US

SAO PAULO, March 25 (Reuters) – Brazil’s stocks gained on Wednesday following the government’s announcement of a massive low-income housing plan and stronger than expected U.S. durable goods sales in February, while the currency traded sideways.

Foreclosure figures

March 7, 2009

One in 8 U.S. households late paying or in foreclosure

NEW YORK (Reuters) – About one in every eight U.S. households, a record share, ended 2008 behind on their mortgage payments or in the foreclosure process as job losses intensified a housing crisis spawned by lax lending practices, the Mortgage Bankers Association said on Thursday.

Send in the platypuses?

March 3, 2009

Wooden sarcophaguses found in Egypt tomb

CAIRO (Reuters) – Japanese archaeologists working in Egypt have found four wooden sarcophaguses and associated grave goods which could date back up to 3,300 years, the Egyptian government said on Thursday.

Gold rise

February 25, 2009
Gold rises over $1,000 on haven buying

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – Gold rose above $1,000 an ounce on Friday for the first time since March last year as nervous investors piled into the yellow metal to preserve wealth amid a tumbling stock market.

Reform, or just change?

February 17, 2009

Chavez seeks re-election reform in Venezuela vote

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelans voted on Sunday on a reform proposal that would allow President Hugo Chavez to stay in power for as long as he keeps winning elections, his second bid to extend his rule after a decade in power.

Big difference…

February 17, 2009

U.S. judges admit to jailing children for money

Listen Guys…

U.S Judges did not sentence children to prison for money. County judges did. There is a huge difference.

It was a BUS crash

February 3, 2009

Seven killed in Arizona tourist bush crash

The only bush crash that’s happened lately in the U.S. is by George W.

D.L.K.

Quite a few readers noticed this one. We corrected: GBU Editor

Officials work the scene at tour bus accident that left seven Chinese tourists dead on US-93 near Dolan Springs, Arizona January 30, 2009. REUTERS/Richard Brian/Henderson Home News

Alarmist headline?

January 30, 2009
Egypt attacks Iran and allies in Arab world

Hi, don’t you think this title is very inflammatory? What the world, especially the middle east, does NOT need now are words that imply more violence. Please do your part and be more careful with headlines.

The wrong name

January 27, 2009

Onama Mideast envoy in Cairo to push peace efforts

In the title, “Onama” is printed instead of “Obama”

Fix this one fast!

A.B.

Lots and lots of readers noticed this one: GBU Editor

REUTERS photo by Larry Downing

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