Maybe we're just cranky around here today, but doesn't it seem a tad lazy, just a wee bit credulous, for Jeremy Lovell of Reuters' London bureau to say that the consulting firm behind a study on the world's most expensive cities "describes itself as the world leader in human resources and related financial advice"? In fact, doesn't it kinda prompt the question: "Hey, Jeremy? How do YOU describe them?" But that would mean putting away the press release and really digging deep by, I don't know, going to their web site or something, and apparently London, in fifth place, is so prohibitively expensive that Web access is limited to Richard Branson and certain members of the Royal Family.
Memo to Reuters: Have interns, by all means. But please don't let them file stories without some oversight.