It’s no longer a matter of debate – sustainability is a huge and growing issue for all of us. We must all think in new ways about a world of finite resources and vulnerable systems to ensure a sustainable future and begin conversations that include individuals and corporations, citizens and societies.
Welcome to our new website, Sustainability. We are bringing together resources from across the enterprise, combined with valuable partner content, into a single space to enable dialogue and support our customers in their efforts to find a more sustainable pathway for their businesses and communities. (more…)
Each day Reuters reaches over 1 billion people, delivering news and insight that powers the world’s media and markets. More than 2900 Reuters journalists span the globe to give you unparalleled access to newsmakers and news events. From the Arab Spring to the Euro Zone crisis, to the U.S. Presidential Elections and the London Olympics, Reuters tells the world’s stories like no one else.
Check out our latest video showcasing Reuters coverage of the stories that shaped our world over the past year.
Contrary to Nintendo’s effort, video games won’t make your kids healthier, or at least that is what a recent study has shown. Nintendo’s Wii video game system and its corresponding games have been marketed to children and parents alike as a way to get kids off the couch and exercising as the United States battles an obesity epidemic, plaguing adults and children alike. In 2008, more than 1/3 of children and adolescents were overweight or obese and the Center for Disease Control estimates that childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past thirty years.
To get a clearer picture of how, or if, the Wii system actually influenced the amount of exercise its child users get, the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas gave Wii consoles and games to 78 overweight children between the ages of 9 and 12 and then tracked their physical activity. Half of the children were given a choice of an active game like, Dance Dance Revolution, and the other half were given a choice of sedentary games like Super Mario. At the mid-point of the study, the children were offered a second game from the same category as the first-active or inactive. Accelerometers were used to track the children’s physical activity levels for 13 weeks. After the thirteen weeks of tracking, researchers found that the children playing active games got an average of 25 to 28 minutes of moderate or vigorous physical activity each day while children playing inactive games got an average of 26 to 29 minutes of moderate or vigorous physical activity each day, essentially disproving the theory that the Wii and its active games facilitate exercise. According to the original Reuters article, Nintendo was unavailable for comment.
While this study may very well prove the old adage, “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is”, exercise scientist, Jacob Barkley, told Reuters Health, “Maybe the Wii isn’t going to increase physical activity a whole heck of a lot, but it might increase caloric expenditure a bit more than a traditional sedentary video game, and if you do that on a daily basis that could have a cumulative effect that might be beneficial.”
We’d like to invite you to take part in an informative roundtable highlighting the latest research efforts on news and its impact on the market.
The News Research Roundtable will highlight research papers recently published and currently underway by Thomson Reuters employees, external consultants, clients and prospects, who are examining the impact and effect that news has on the financial markets. Presentations, which will showcase research performed either with “raw” news or news analytics, will be followed by open discussions on methodologies, research challenges, unexplored areas, and, due to the informal nature of the event, wherever the discussion takes us.
Wednesday, November 30 / 8:00am – 6:30pm EST
Thomson Reuters Building
3 Times Square
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42nd & 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
Click on the registration link for a look at the speaker lineup and full agenda!
2,900 journalists, 200 news bureaus and 20 languages are only the beginning
Reuters is the world’s largest international news agency, so perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised that the new Reuters Fact Sheet is packed with mind-boggling statistics. Some examples:
- Reuters reaches over 1 billion people every day.
- More than 30 million people visit Reuters websites every month.
- Our journalists file over 2.4 million news stories and 87,000 video stories every year.
- We interview over 20,000 CEOs, central bankers, finance ministers and politicians annually, giving customers unrivaled insight into the minds of the world’s top decision-makers.
The Fact Sheet also includes a recap of some of the major news stories Reuters has broken in the past year. So download a copy and get ready to impress your customers, family and friends.
Twitter and other social media channels have established themselves as fast and effective ways to learn about and follow breaking news. Unfortunately, because they move so quickly, these channels are as good at spreading falsehoods as the truth.
While most false rumors are trivial — movie stars Johnny Depp and Jackie Chan are two of many celebrities prematurely declared dead on Twitter — some are more serious. That was the case in 2009 when word spread that the newly ousted president of Madagascar had taken refuge in the local U.S. embassy. When threats of an embassy siege began to build, the U.S. State Department took to Twitter to quash the rumor.
So how does Reuters find the truth in breaking stories and avoid the falsehoods? It’s complicated. In this new Reuters.com video, watch Reuters Editor of Social Media Anthony De Rosa explain how he tracks down and stays on top of the real story.
Thomson Reuters invites you to join Marco Dion, European Head of Equity Quant Research at JP Morgan, in an informative discussion of his new report, “News Analytics- Can they add value to your quant process?” The report examines various techniques to increase alpha from news flow using the rich metadata available in Thomson Reuters News Analytics.
The one-hour presentation and Q&A session will provide you with an in-depth look at how company news flow has impacted stock prices.
Thursday, August 4
10:00am – 11:00am EDT
3:00pm – 4:00pm BST
This week, Reuters announced an expansion of its relationship with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s Central News Agency (KCNA). The new agreement will provide Reuters access to news video from North Korea via satellite for timely distribution to broadcasters and publishers around the world. The Reuters News Agency will be the first international news organization to have a full time satellite dish in North Korea, delivering clean news video content in addition to the text and pictures covered by a previous agreement – a significant benefit to broadcasters across the globe. [READ MORE]
Reuters has announced the launch of Reuters Live Stream, an online service providing live video access to breaking and scheduled news events from around the world. The service was designed for easy integration with newsrooms, and puts editorial control in the hands of online publishers.
In an increasingly digital world, Reuters Live Stream provides a faster, cost-effective option to the traditional satellite news distribution method. Video content is also compatible with mobile devices, including tablet technology.
“Publishers asked for customizable news video, and that’s exactly what we are delivering,” said Chris Ahearn, president of media, Thomson Reuters. “You will continue to see Reuters delivering tools that increase efficiency, reduce cost, and drive revenue. We are working hard to meet the growing demands of the media industry.”
Reuters Live Stream is the newest component of the comprehensive coverage and delivery platform Reuters is building to meet the diverse needs of publishers and broadcasters around the world. It represents one additional step toward one stop fulfilment of our Reuters client needs worldwide. [READ MORE]