Reuters prematurely published an obituary for billionaire financier and philanthropist George Soros Thursday afternoon.
The news outlet said it "withdrew" the article, which was published at 5:41 p.m. The article still appeared on Reuters' website as of 6:19 p.m.
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Reuters apologized for the incident via Twitter:
Bloomberg View's Matthew Klein may have been first to point out the error:
Others quickly followed: