In the July 31 "Explainer," Noreen Malone failed to mention that the Israeli newspaper Maariv had retracted its claim about how it obtained Barack Obama's prayer note from the Western Wall. Spokesmen now say the Obama campaign did not submit the note.
In the July 31 "Moneybox," Chris Thompson misspelled Sharon Wienbar's name as "Weinbar."
In the July 30 "Moneybox," Daniel Gross included a significant numerical error. The piece linked to a Bureau of Transportation Statistics report, which can be seen here, that shows public construction spending on roads and highways in monthly totals. That Census Bureau reports the data as monthly totals expressed at an annualized rate. Because we read that annual rate as a monthly rate, the original article overstated public spending on highways and roads by a factor of 12.
In the July 29 "Green Lantern," Jacob Leibenluft incorrectly said that using the revolving door would save about 74 percent of the energy needed to heat and cool Building E25 on MIT's campus. Using the revolving door would save about 1.5 percent of the total energy required to heat and cool the entire building and about 74 percent of the total energy required to heat and cool the air exchanged when people pass in and out of the building.
In the July 28 "Ad Report Card," Seth Stevenson incorrectly wrote that Adult Swim is a bloc of programming on Comedy Central. Adult Swim appears on the Cartoon Network.
In the July 25 "Explainer," Amaka Maduka neglected to mention that an explosion in New Jersey was the result of 16 "bug bombs," not regular cans of bug spray. She also misstated the number of cans of spray necessary to create an ignition hazard by failing to convert the liquid volume of propellants to a gaseous volume.