Reuters Investigates

Weird weather and the Amazon

November 29, 2010

As scientists from around the world gather in Cancun for the latest U.N. conference on climate change, Stuart Grudgings reports from Caapiranga, in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, for his special report “Weird weather leaves Amazon thirsty.

Financial cyber-bullying?

November 22, 2010

“They love a conspiracy theory on the boards,” David Jones, chief market strategist at spread betting firm IG Index told UK correspondents Rosalba O’Brien and Matt Scuffham when they were reporting for “The stock, the web, the CEO and his lawyers” . It’s a look at some of the shenanigans around highly speculative resource stocks when they are discussed on message boards like  ADVFN and iii. Late-night gossip and personal insults are par for the course: some suspect organised short-sellers may be behind the talk. Given the high volumes of online trading in the UK, we wonder how long it will be before regulator FSA is forced to take a closer look.

Escape from Wall Street

November 19, 2010

Leah Schnurr and Edward Krudy report today on retail investors fleeing the stock market. Will the Lost Decade create a Lost Generation of investors who avoid the market in a way not seen since the Great Depression?

SAC Capital’s Steve Cohen yells fore!

November 18, 2010

HEDGEFUNDS/GOLFMatthew Goldstein

Wall Street and golf have had  a long and storied love affair. And over the years, many a hedge fund manager has given up the trading game to spend more time on the links.

A one-woman Enron

November 15, 2010

roqumoreOur latest special report, “Was a Houston energy trader a one-woman Enron?” examines the case of an obscure energy trader in Houston who prosecutors say managed to scam $6.8 million from major energy companies.

Israel and hydrocarbons

November 11, 2010

It’s taking a while to filter through to those of us who don’t follow these things that Israel might become an energy exporter.  Ari Rabinovich in Tel Aviv explores some of the potential consequences. ISRAEL-GAS/ 

Oil under ice

November 11, 2010
Still there

Still there

BP’s Macondo Gulf spill would be nothing compared to the effect of a drilling accident in the Arctic, Jessica Bachman reports from “the foulest place in all of Russia.”  Scientists and Russian officials are just starting to wake up to the fact that “if something happens on the Arctic Barents Sea in November it would be, ‘OK, we’ll come back for you in March,’” Jessica says.

Surviving the patent cliff

November 9, 2010

Ransdell Pierson examines the outlook for drugmaker Eli Lilly today in a special report “Lilly’s survival plan is far from generic.”

Food for thought before Veterans Day

November 9, 2010

VETERANS/By Nick Carey

After reading my special report “For U.S. veterans, the war after the war,” a colleague asked me what the impetus for the story was and how I went about getting it.

Prize for Kate Kelland’s “Bribe me healthy”

November 5, 2010

HEALTH-INCENTIVES/Kate Kelland, EMEA Health and Science Correspondent, has won the British Guild of Health Writers Award for Best Online Feature 2010 for her Special Report on using financial incentives to nudge people towards kicking their unhealthy habits: Special Report: In austere times can bribery be healthy?