Good, Bad, and Ugly

Wrong name

January 12, 2009

I think you meant BIDEN.

Kath

Ouch. This was an online desking error. We corrected: GBU Editor

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Is that a word?

Your headline says “Crisis fightback.” Is fightback even a word?

Surprised

Not that I know of. We subsequently changed it: GBU Editor

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Torture by whom?

Generals to urge quick action on torture by Obama

Did you leave this headline to the intern?

Mopping up…

Indian commandos mop up last of Mumbai militants

“Mop Up” is a disgusting headline. Regardless of what has been done this is human you are talking, about not floor grime. Leave the repugnant demeaning of human life to asinine editorialists please.

The cost of health care

Obama health plan to cost $75 billion -analysis

WASHINGTON, Nov 12 (Reuters) – President-elect Barack Obama’s plans to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system would cost the federal government $75 billion the first year but would provide health insurance for 95 percent of Americans, consulting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers said on Wednesday.

Goin’ to Kansas City…

Rare Beatles film of ’64 Kansas gig sells for $6,600

The two-minute silent, color 8mm film was uncovered by American Drew Dimmel who attended the concert as a young boy in Kansas City in September 1964 but had forgotten about the footage until he was clearing out his parents’ home.

Sudden death?

U.S. rap label boss dies suddenly

NEW YORK (Billboard) – The head of rap label Def Jam Recordings died suddenly on Saturday, the company said. Shakir Stewart, who was named executive VP of the iconic label in June, committed suicide, according to reports.

Bad headline?

House prices fall to 30-year low

house-prices-240.jpgLONDON (Reuters) – The decline in house prices accelerated in September and sales fell to the lowest level in at least 30 years, a survey showed Tuesday, in a sign the housing market slump may have some way to go yet.

Still spending…

Fearful consumers stop spending in August

spending-220.jpgWASHINGTON (Reuters) – Consumers facing rising unemployment kept their spending unchanged in August even though incomes rose, according to a government report Monday that showed optimism about the economy’s direction was fading.

Billion, not million…

September 23, 2008

“Show me the money”

What is the best test of whether the government’s proposed $700 million bailout of financial markets will be enough to save the economy?