Good, Bad, and Ugly

Spelling of city’s name…

November 29, 2011

Ukraine’s Tymoshenko charged with tax evasion KIEV (Reuters) – Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, already sentenced to seven years in prison for abuse of office, has been charged with tax evasion, theft and concealing foreign currency revenues, the State Tax Administration said on Friday.

Hi. I just wanted to let you know that the capital of Ukraine is misspelled in your article.

What a difference an A makes

August 11, 2011

Obama says U.S. is still a AAA country

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Monday blamed a downgrade in the United States’ credit rating on political gridlock in Washington and said he would offer some recommendations on how to reduce federal deficits.

Singular or plural?

March 15, 2011

Data points to strengthening growth, jobs

CHINAData points to?

Duh!

Allison

Yes, I know, this is a plural noun.

The Reuters style guide recognizes that, but adds: “treat as if it were singular, e.g. The data was corrupted.”

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.

Style on the Koran…

September 9, 2010

Obama says planned Koran burning is boosting Qaeda

PAKISTAN/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama warned on Thursday that a Florida pastor’s plan to burn copies of the Koran is being used as an al Qaeda recruitment tool and he urged the minister to reconsider the decision.

Kiev vs. Kyiv…

February 17, 2010

UKRAINE/

Ukraine to borrow abroad to pay for April T-bills

KIEV, Feb 15 (Reuters) – Ukraine will try to borrow abroad soon in order to meet a hefty bill for domestic debt due in April, deputy finance minister Andriy Kravets said on Monday, indicating however that the loan would be not be public.

Where is Los Angeles?

January 27, 2010

gbu timberlakd 260Singer Justin Timberlake (L) and actor Bradley Cooper wait to answer the phone during the “Hope For Haiti Now: A Global Benefit For Earthquake Relief” telethon in this handout photo provided by MTV on January 22, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. REUTERS/Jeff Kravitz/MTV Hope for Haiti Now/Handout

Partner or spouse?

January 6, 2010

Obamas in, reality stars out in desirable neighbors poll

The U.S. first family were followed by TV chat show host Ellen DeGeneres and her partner Portia de Rossi, who tied with Republican Sarah Palin, in the poll by online real estate marketplace Zillow.com.

No longer Western?

October 9, 2009

Tsunami smashes Pacific islands, over 100 feared dead

SYDNEY, Sept 30 (Reuters) – A series of tsunamis smashed into the Pacific island nations of American and Western Samoa killing possibly more than 100 people, some washed out to sea, destroying villages and injuring hundreds, officials said on Wednesday.