I am surprised at the The Japan Times for printing Megumi Watanabe’s March 29 letter, “Hope for 3/11 survivors.”
While all of us would agree with the sentiment expressed in the headline, I wonder if Megumi really knows what she is saying and really understands the feelings of those poor people in the disaster areas. Has Megumi suffered and endured the loss of loved ones, especially children? Has she experienced the despair and hopelessness of never seeing her children again? I have.
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Huw Edwards highlights the headline announcements of George Osborne’s 2012 Budget with changes to tax rates and spending plans.
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(NEW YORK) TheStreet– We know that Cisco’s purchased UK based video software maker NDS Group for $5 billion, but past that it gets dicey. If you hear the media, those reductive little devils, tell it, Cisco’s purchase signified…well, about 1,423 separate things.
To Marketwatch, the deal showed that Cisco had a lot of cash and was going to spend it overseas. The headline said: “Cisco burns $5 billion abroad on NDS acquisition.” The first two sentences add that the takeover primarily “shows just how much cash the technology behemoth has…most of it is overseas.”
The Financial Times barely mentioned the cash-held-overseas issue and instead held that the takeaway from the deal was that Cisco was back on the takeover prowl. The headline ran: “Cisco back on deal trail with $5bn NDS move.” Its deal “drought,” we are told in the first sentence, is officially over.
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By David Gillie
NEW YORK (ETF Digest) —
Greece survives from media headline to media headline like a fading Hollywood starlet’s career. I quit doing the math when the “pledged” bailouts exceeded their total debt several times over. The “China to Bailout Greece” headline is recycled every time the market needs a lift. Of course, there’s no story under the headline and no follow-up to show Athens in flames and the Greek Parliament rejecting the terms of the bailout.
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