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NY Times Adds Correction to Story That ‘Improperly Used’ Wikipedia Lines

3 hours agoNews : Mediaite

The New York Times posted a correction today to an article that, it turns out, plagiarized lines from Wikipedia. Times public editor Margaret Sullivan today went over why reporters should not be doing this, though while she uses the word "plagiarism," today's correction does not.

Avery Dennison: The Opportunity Created By The 2010 Dividend Cut

author name submits: In 2010, Avery Dennison (NYSE:AVY) cut its dividend from $1.22 per share to $0.80 per share. This move was especially curious because, even when the Board correctly anticipated a decline in profitability for 2011...Show More Summary

The science and art of mathematically perfect bagel cutting

This guide to a mathematically correct breakfast would easily blow the mind of any Panera employee.

Rikers Island Correction Officers Accused Of Trafficking Drugs Into Prison

One former and two current Rikers Island correction officers have been arrested and indicted on charges of drug trafficking, smuggling contraband, and bribery. The indictments come as the result of a five-month wiretap investigationShow More Summary

Dimly lit working environments: Correcting body clock is possible

Researchers have, for the first time, conducted a study under real conditions on the body clocks of members of an international polar research station. The researchers have shown that a particular kind of artificial light is capable of ensuring that their biological rhythms are correctly synchronized despite the absence of sunlight.

Options View Greenspan’s Significant Correction

By Chris Ebert It’s easy to panic when someone as visible as Alan Greenspan, former chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, mentions the possibility of a “significant correction” coming for the stock market. It may be helpful for traders to consider just what a “significant correction” would entail, thus making it recognizable if it does […]

New display tech corrects for bad eyesight, makes reading glasses a thing of the past

A new technology from UC Berkeley could make your glasses obsolete by correcting images on a screen so they appear clear to your busted eyes.

New paper from Nic Lewis on climate sensitivity corrects ‘prior’ errors in an IPCC AR4 reference

Nic Lewis has a new post at Climate Audit that deals with some assumptions that went into IPCC AR4’s use of a uniform prior for estimating climate sensitivity. He has shown it to be faulty, to the point that would … Continue reading...

Doll With Penis Called 'Inappropriate' by Uptight Parents?

Post by Mary Fischer. Uh-oh. A new toy on the market has some parents all bent out of shape, all because it's anatomically correct, which is, you know -- scandalous! The Toys R' Us doll has a penis, and is part of the You & Me Mommy Change My Diaper doll collection. Show More Summary

Correction Of The Day II

I expressed disbelief in some Gaza photos. I stand corrected http://t.co/gEt0AieXxz — David Frum (@davidfrum) July 30, 2014 It’s an honorable apology and correction. But it’s hard not to see in the eight tweets that David sent out questioning the integrity of these harrowing images of grief and murder a desperate need not to see […]

GREENSPAN: A 'Significant' Market Correction Has To Come

A week ago Wednesday, the S&P500 hit another new all-time high, continuing an incredible five-and-a-half-year run of average gains. For former Fed chief Alan Greenspan, the surge will have to end at some point. Appearing on Bloomberg's...Show More Summary

Doll With a Penis Freaks Out Shoppers

11 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

One mom was recently alarmed to discover that the "boy" version of a diaper-changing doll she bought for her daughter at Toys R Us came complete with anatomically correct groin. Read more...

Report: Drug Smuggling Aided by Correction Officers at Rikers Island Jail

Rikers Island inmates had easy access to cocaine and oxycodone, aided by about seven correction officers who used their authority to sneak the narcotics into the jail complex, the New York Daily News reports.

Correction Of The Day

A reader flags it, from this week’s Economist: So glad they cleared that up.

Corrections Officers Threaten to Arrest News Crew Over Innocuous Footage, Prevent Crew From Complying With Order to Leave

13 hours agoNews : Reason

A news crew from News Channel 13 out of Albany, New York was harassed by a corrections officer while filming a stand-up near a soon-to-be-abandoned prison in Wilton. The officer told them they couldn't film near the prison without permission from the state government. Show More Summary

Greenspan Fears "False Dawn" In US Economy, Warns Of "Equity Correction At Some Point"

Equity bulls should be exuberant. The last time Alan Greenspan warned of exuberance and potential for a correction, stocks soared for a few more years. While Yellen's stock-picking skills have been questioned in recent days, Greenspan has once again weighed in: GREENSPAN SAYS 'KEY QUESTION' IS WHETHER U.S. Show More Summary

Silicon Labs Looks Attractive After 15% Correction

By Andy Batts: Despite Silicon Labs (NASDAQ:SLAB) reported second quarter revenue and earnings per share that topped analyst expectations, its shares fell almost 15% since the company projected below consensus earnings for the third quarter. Show More Summary

4 Inmates in Australia Repeatedly Break out of Prison, Get Drunk, Then Sneak Back in, Hoping They Won't Get Caught

18 hours agoOdd : Neatorama

(Photo: Darwin Correctional Centre by Bidgee) It was a cunning plan. During the night, the four inmates at a prison in Darwin, Australia climbed over the fence, where they met partners on the outside. These colleagues gave them alcohol and marijuana. Show More Summary

The Market Is Overpriced But The Correction Will Likely Be Shallow

By Philip Mause: I have written before, here, here and here, about the dividend yield methodology for valuing the market. Basically this methodology calculates the trailing 12 month dividends on the S&P 500 and compares this dividend amount with the current price of the Index to derive a dividend yield. Show More Summary

Should Agencies Edit Their Own Wikipedia Pages?

In case you missed it, last week Digiday exposed a horrific scandal within the ad industry: agencies editing their own Wikipedia pages to make them read more like, well, ads. This went well beyond correcting inaccuracies and the sort...Show More Summary

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