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  • U.S. economy finds momentum in second quarter, further gains seen

    07/31/2013 5:36:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 31, 2013 | By Lucia Mutikani
    U.S. economic growth unexpectedly accelerated in the second quarter, laying a firmer foundation for the rest of the year that could bring the Federal Reserve a step closer to cutting back its monetary stimulus. Gross domestic product grew at a 1.7 percent annual rate, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday, stepping up from the first-quarter's downwardly revised 1.1 percent expansion pace.
  • Old, White, Male McCain Voters for Obama?

    10/22/2012 1:07:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There's one other interesting story from Reuters I want to get into in a minute. Reuters is attacking Gallup, saying their poll is illegitimate. I've never seen that before. Reuters also had a story came out yesterday headlined: "McCain Voters Defecting to Obama are Older White Males." Reuters wants us to believe that a bunch of McCain voters -- older white males -- have made the decision to vote for Obama! I read the story and I've looked at data they provide. I don't see how this ads up. I will share with you that data. You...
  • White Vote Surges to Romney, But Reuters Zooms In on Sliver...

    10/21/2012 5:15:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | October 21, 2012 | Tim Graham
    The Washington Post noted this week that most recent polls show Mitt Romney "winning the white vote by more than any GOP presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan" in 1984. But Reuters is looking hard for the bright side, focusing on a tiny subset to explore how "McCain voters defecting to Obama are older white males." Cheerleading Gabriel Debenedetti touted how “Roughly 5 percent of respondents in Reuters/Ipsos polls said they chose the Republican contender in 2008 and will switch to Obama in 2012" and “The McCain-to-Obama switchers are 55 percent male, and 34 percent of them are 55 or older.”...
  • Will U.S. Dip American Flag at Olympic Ceremony?

    07/27/2012 12:52:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    FOX News Radio ^ | July 27, 2012 | Todd Starnes
    A controversy is brewing over whether the United States might break tradition and dip the American flag at the opening ceremony for the London Olympics. However, the American Legion said to do so would not only violate the U.S. Flag Code, but would also be un-American. Scott Blackmun, the CEO of the United States Olympic Committee, told Reuters they were discussing the matter internally. Weve talked about that a little bit and you never know what is going to happen, Blackmun told the news agency. But later a spokesman for the USOC sent Fox News a statement Blackmuns comments and...
  • Reuters Thinks Big Unemployment Claims Jump Is a 'Rebound'

    07/19/2012 8:41:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 19, 2012 | Tom Blumer
    In case you missed it (which wouldn't be surprising given how quiet the press has been since the related report's release, the Department of Labor reported that initial claims for unemployment rose to a seasonally adjusted 386,000 from a review (up, or course) 352,000 the previous week. An unbylined Reuters report carried at CNBC (HT to an NB tipster) bizarrely described this result as a "rebound," both in its headline and text: Weekly Claims Post Rebound; Jobs Market Still in Doldrums The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rebounded last week, pushing them back to levels consistent...
  • Who's behind the Wall St. protests? (Billionaire Soros busted!)

    10/13/2011 8:56:28 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 28 replies
    reuters ^ | 10/13/2011 | Mark Egan and Michelle Nichols
    Anti-Wall Street protesters say the rich are getting richer while average Americans suffer, but the group that started it all may have benefited indirectly from the largesse of one of the world's richest men. There has been much speculation over who is financing the disparate protest, which has spread to cities across America and lasted nearly four weeks. One name that keeps coming up is investor George Soros, who in September debuted in the top 10 list of wealthiest Americans. Conservative critics contend the movement is a Trojan horse for a secret Soros agenda. Soros and the protesters deny any...
  • Breaking:EU's Energy Commissioner: The Situation at Japanese reactor is "effectively out of control"

    03/16/2011 8:39:36 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 232 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11-16-01 | Reuters
    Reuter's Breaking Headline only at this time...
  • Electability seen as key to McCain's rising support

    02/02/2008 2:18:38 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 83 replies · 35+ views
    Reuters via YahooNews ^ | February 01, 2008 | Tim Gaynor
    John McCain has vaulted from long shot to the front-runner to win the Republican nomination for U.S. president. The reason? Voter confidence he can beat the eventual Democratic candidate in November's election, according to interviews with some of his supporters. -SNIP- "Electability is a very big issue," supporter John Lehman, a former secretary of the Navy, told Reuters last week. "A huge majority of Republicans want to win, and they would rather have victory than total litmus test purity," he added. On polling day in Florida, McCain was confident of his ability to win over that support in the months...
  • Bush pleads for more patience for Iraq war

    08/25/2007 9:32:36 PM PDT · by Ghayyour · 8 replies · 519+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 26, 2007
    CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - President George W. Bush, faced with growing calls to start withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq, pleaded with Americans on Saturday for patience and cited progress in the past two months. "The success of the past couple of months have shown that conditions on the ground can change -- and they are changing," he said in his weekly radio address. "We cannot expect the new strategy we are carrying out to bring success overnight." Bush is facing mounting pressure from Democrats and a senior Republican lawmaker to begin pulling U.S. forces out of Iraq to show the...
  • Reuters Confirms Possible Takeover Bid

    05/04/2007 8:02:26 AM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 285+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/4/7 | ROBERT BARR
    LONDON (AP) -- Reuters Group PLC said Friday that it had received a preliminary takeover approach, sending shares of the British news and financial information company soaring 25 percent. The Globe and Mail newspaper of Canada, in a story on its Web site Friday, identified the bidder as Thomson Corp., citing people close to both companies who confirmed details. Thomson is a financial data and information provider based in Stamford, Conn. In a note to Reuters staff, Chief Executive Officer Tom Glocer said he could say little about the approach. "However, I want you to know that in considering this...
  • Hundreds of Taliban massing to attack dam: official

    02/12/2007 6:10:26 AM PST · by presidio9 · 27 replies · 1,410+ views
    Reuters ^ | 02/12/07
    At least 700 Taliban fighters have crossed from Pakistan into Afghanistan to reinforce guerrillas attacking a key dam, a major source of electricity and irrigation, a provincial governor said on Monday. "We have got confirmed reports that they are Pakistani, Uzbek and Chechen nationals and have sneaked in," Helmand Governor Asadullah Wafa told Reuters by telephone. The Kajaki dam has seen major fighting in recent weeks between the Taliban and NATO forces, mainly British and Dutch. NATO-led troops have been conducting operations in the area for several months to allow reconstruction on the dam and the power transmission lines to...
  • Democrats would push talks, better foreign ties

    11/02/2006 7:28:07 AM PST · by presidio9 · 26 replies · 473+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11/02/06 | Carol Giacomo
    Dialogue with America's enemies, improved ties with other countries and more aggressive scrutiny of Bush administration decision-making are all high on the foreign policy agenda if Democrats score big in next week's U.S. elections. ADVERTISEMENT Under the U.S. Constitution, presidents have the lead on foreign policy and that will continue no matter which party controls Congress after November 7. But if Democrats take the House of Representatives, and maybe the Senate, as some polls predict, they could influence international relations -- through committee chairmanships and budget authority -- in ways they have not since 2001, when President Bill Clinton left...
  • Bush chides father for election remarks

    10/22/2006 4:32:45 PM PDT · by SittinYonder · 76 replies · 3,188+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun Oct 22, 2006
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush gently admonished his father for saying he hates to think what life would be like for his son if the Democrats win control of Congress in the November 7 election. It was the latest sign of possible strain in the relationship between the two men. "He shouldn't be speculating like this, because -- he should have called me ahead of time and I'd tell him they're not going to (win)," a smiling Bush told ABC "This Week" in an interview broadcast on Sunday.
  • Were front-page photos staged? [Images from Qana raise issues]

    08/12/2006 12:02:21 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 41 replies · 1,947+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | August 12, 2006 | Dave Kopel
    Kopel: Were front-page photos staged? Images from Qana raise issue of whether media were manipulated. If you see a news photograph of the war in Lebanon, shot from within Hezbollah territory, can you be confident the picture and caption are accurate? Unfortunately, the answer is no. Earlier this week, Reuters fired photographer Adnan Hajj and withdrew his portfolio of 920 pictures after Little Green Footballs, The Jawa Report, and many other weblogs provided evidence that Hajj had used digital editing and other techniques to fake numerous photos of the Lebanon war. On July 31, the News and Post ran the...
  • Reutersgate strikes other news outlets

    08/10/2006 8:10:53 PM PDT · by SmithL · 40 replies · 2,666+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/11/6 | SHEERA CLAIRE FRENKEL
    At first everyone thought they were just blowing smoke, but the debunking of a Reuters photograph by a group of Web sites has launched a fiery online war in which bloggers have taken on the mainstream media. Bloggers, or writers on web logs, were the first to reveal that a Reuters photograph depicting plumes of black smoke rising over Beirut was doctored to enhance smoke above the city. The Web site www.LittleGreenFootballs.com is credited with first revealing the scandal, which has been dubbed Reutersgate, but the affair has spread far wider than the Reuters News Agency and into several of...
  • Are Media Assisting The Exaggeration of Casualties in Lebanon?

    08/08/2006 7:31:12 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 23 replies · 883+ views
    Newsbusters/Reuters ^ | August 7, 2006 | Noel Sheppard
    Reuters reported that 40 people were killed in a Lebanese village by Israeli air strikes. Less than three hours later, the Associated Press reported that the number of casualties had been dropped to one.
  • Spanish firm claims it can make oil from plankton

    07/20/2006 11:09:05 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 86 replies · 1,863+ views
    Reuters ^ | 07/20/06
    A Spanish company claimed on Thursday to have developed a method of breeding plankton and turning the marine plants into oil, providing a potentially inexhaustible source of clean fuel. Vehicle tests are some time away because the company, Bio Fuel Systems, has not yet tried refining the dark green coloured crude oil phytoplankton turn into, a spokesman said. Bio Fuel Systems is a wholly Spanish firm, formed this year in eastern Spain after three years of research by scientists and engineers connected with the University of Alicante. "Bio Fuel Systems has developed a process that converts energy, based on three...
  • Bush acknowledges Guantanamo damages US image

    06/15/2006 12:06:26 AM PDT · by darkness78 · 30 replies · 462+ views
    REUTERS ^ | Wed Jun 14, 2006 | Caren Bohan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush acknowledged on Wednesday that the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where three detainees committed suicide, has damaged the U.S. image abroad and said it should be shut down. But he said a plan for relocating the prisoners was needed first and he also was awaiting a Supreme Court decision about the forum for handling detainee cases. The number of detainees may be reduced by nearly a fifth, according to an Afghan official who said there are plans to extradite all 96 Afghans, including several senior Taliban officials. The U.S. military declined...