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Apr 19 2013 | 11:18am ET
George Soros and Mark Twain now have something in common: greatly exaggerated reports of their deaths.
The Soros Fund Management founder was reported by Reuters yesterday evening to have died. The 82-year-old hedge fund billionaire, however, is very much alive.
That Reuters had made an error was perhaps apparent by the placeholders used for Soros' age and date of death. "George Soros, enigmatic financier, liberal philanthropist dies at XX," the headline read. The obituary itself opened, "George Soros, who died XXX at age XXX, was a predatory and hugely successful financier and investor, who argued paradoxically for years against the same sort of free-wheeling capitalism that made him billions."
The obituary remained online for more than an hour before it was replaced by a correction.
"Reuters erroneously published an advance obituary of financier and philanthropist George Soros," the mea culpa reads. "A spokesman for Soros said that the New York-based financier is alive and well. Reuters regrets the error."
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…