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Author Topic: News Article: Old News, Served Fresh  (Read 3087 times)

Ehtyar

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News Article: Old News, Served Fresh
« on: September 14, 2008, 04:10:53 AM »
United Airlines has been hit on the stock market after Google news picked up a 6 year old news story and published it as current.

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As reported by The Washington Post, this labyrinthine tale began on Saturday, when Google News indexed a United bankruptcy piece published by the Chicago Tribune way back in 2002. United filed for chapter 11 that December, but emerged from bankruptcy four years later.

Google insists the South Florida Sun-Sentinel - a Trib sister paper - republished the story at about 10:30pm Pacific Saturday evening. But the papers' parent company says Google bots must have pulled the piece from the Sun-Sentinel's online archive.

In any event, the story lacked a date stamp. So Google stamped it with the current date: September 6, 2008.

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Re: News Article: Old News, Served Fresh
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2008, 10:02:34 PM »
And that's why I don't understand the stock market and the economics of the world. People are buying and selling imaginary numbers and for some reason the government has to take control of banks to keep the country from going into economic emergency? :-\

What. The. Smurf.


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Re: News Article: Old News, Served Fresh
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2008, 10:16:09 PM »
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And that's why I don't understand the stock market and the economics of the world. People are buying and selling imaginary numbers and for some reason the government has to take control of banks to keep the country from going into economic emergency?

Welcome to the wonderful world of capitalism!

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Re: News Article: Old News, Served Fresh
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2008, 02:13:21 PM »
And that's why I don't understand the stock market and the economics of the world. People are buying and selling imaginary numbers and for some reason the government has to take control of banks to keep the country from going into economic emergency? :-\

It's complex for a reason :P

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Re: News Article: Old News, Served Fresh
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2008, 04:37:33 PM »

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It's complex for a reason :P

It is, if everyone discovered that the best way to make a living was in fact to shuffle money from one point to another point and actually not produce much or any of anything, there'd be a riot!

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Re: News Article: Old News, Served Fresh
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2008, 06:15:23 PM »
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When it's your time to try to set the world aright, remember this: when it comes to providing basic necessities like health care and education, you need both the efficiency of capitalist competition and the compassion and humanity of socialism.  The money must be made by Capitalists and spent by Socialists.

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Re: News Article: Old News, Served Fresh
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2008, 10:35:58 AM »
Who said that?