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McDonald's happy plan

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-05-04 01:00
$6.4 billion

This is how much fine Google would have to pay if it was found guilty. Today, we spoke with the European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager . The high-profile official is leading the probe into the tech giant. Google is accused of using its dominate position in Europe (90 percent of market share) to promote its own services in searches. Google denies any wrongdoing. 


That's the median expected retirement age. A new Gallup poll found 37 percent of people expected to retire after 65, a portion that has been growing for decades, especially after 2009. In contrast, about two thirds of retired people surveyed sad they stopped working before turning 65.


This is how many outlets McDonald's have around the world. A big turnaround plan is due today from the fast food giant. Representative says it will reassert itself a quote "modern, progressive burger company." This at a time the fast-food giant's global sales were down 2.3 percent in the first quarter.

87 percent

The portion of ads in iTune's top 100 podcasts that advertised for web-based services, according to an analysis by FiveThirtyEight. We looked into the niche-but-growing business of podcast advertising, where giving a host that latitude to curse when talking about your product could lead to great return on investment.

81 percent

The portion of The Onion's revenue that comes from Onion Labs, the satirical news organization's sponsored content arm. The Atlantic notes, the satirical newspaper is in the pretty much the exact same predicament as the news organizations it mimics; The Onion hasn't actually been in print for years, instead it's building verticals and selling branded content as it tries to stay afloat, even profitable, online.


This is reported how much Floyd Mayweather made per second over the weekend. The boxing match between Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Manny "Pac Man" Pacquiao brought in millions for the boxers. It also made the most expensive pay per view episode in history. 


Where Poor Kids Grow Up Makes A Huge Difference

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-04 00:34

Poor kids who moved to neighborhoods with less poverty did much better than those who didn't move.

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A Novel Dutch Lawsuit Demands Govt. Cut Carbon Emissions

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 23:23

An environmental group is behind the class-action suit that says the government is not doing enough to protect citizens. The case is being closely watched and a ruling is set for next month.

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A Landscape Of Abundance Becomes A Landscape Of Scarcity

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 23:21

Photographer Matt Black spends his days capturing images that illustrate the impact of the drought on people living in California's Central Valley.

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A Woman Uses Art To Come To Terms With Her Father's Death

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 23:03

Artist Jennifer Rodgers' father was hospitalized for seven months with sepsis before he died. She used the creative process to try to comprehend his suffering and her loss.

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Two Armed Men Killed After Shooting Outside Muhammad Cartoon Contest

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 19:25

The men opened fire on a security officer outside an anti-Islamist cartoon contest in Garland, Texas. They were subsequently shot and killed by police, authorities say.

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In Nepal, Efforts Underway To Salvage Ancient Sites Damaged By Quake

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 13:41

At least 70 ancient sites in the Kathmandu Valley were damaged or destroyed in last month's quake. Archaeologists and others are trying to protect and recover as much as they can, as fast as possible.

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A Poker Battle Against A Computer

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 13:23

On this day in 1997, Boris Kasparov, the world's top chess player, faced off against IBM's chess-playing supercomputer, Deep Blue — and lost. This week, professional poker players are trying something similar in Pittsburgh, and they're winning.

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In Syria, Signs That The Army Is Losing Ground To Rebel Groups

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 13:23

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Anne Barnard, the New York Times Beirut bureau chief, about the state of the Syrian army. Might an end to four years of fighting be in sight?

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In Baltimore, The Curfew Ends And Residents Observe A Day Of Reflection

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 13:23

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake lifted the citywide curfew and Maryland's governor declared Sunday a day of prayer and peace.

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5 Things You Should Know About Ben Carson

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 13:03

The pediatric neurosurgeon performed pioneering operations on conjoined twins and has never held public office before. Here's what else you might not know.

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NYPD Officer In Critical Condition After Shooting

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 11:32

The officer, 25-year-old Brian Moore, was shot in the head after stopping the assailant, who was "adjusting an object in his waistband," New York Police say.

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Yemen's Descent, Through A Photographer's Lens

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 08:40

Photographer Alex Potter arrived in Yemen in 2012 as it was going through an uprising, part of the broader Arab upheaval. Since then, she's grown deeply attached, even as it has fallen into chaos.

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Italian Coast Guard Rescues 3,700 Migrants In Mediterranean

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 07:23

A series of small operations in a single day managed to pick up the refugees fleeing North Africa in smugglers' boats in hopes of reaching Europe.

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Baltimore Mayor Lifts Curfew

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 06:54

Stephanie Rawlings-Black announced via Twitter that she has rescinded the curfew effective immediately.

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Nepal's Medical Worries: Crowded Hospitals, Open Wounds

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 06:10

An estimated 14,000 people survived April's earthquake in Nepal with serious injuries. NPR's Rachel Martin gets a picture of medical conditions there from American E.R. doctor Bianca Grecu-Jacobs.

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101-Year-Old Man Among Quake Survivors Found In Nepal

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 06:09

Another man and a woman were rescued from wreckage in a village a full week after the devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake that has more than 7,000.

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To Restore Its Shattered Treasures, Nepal Has A Secret Weapon

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 04:37

Many of Nepal's historic treasures crumbled in last week's earthquake. But generations of wood and stone carvers have spawned a tradition that all but guarantees that monuments will be revived.

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Former Baltimore Mayor: Police Charges Send Signal On Arrest Standards

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 03:45

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with former mayor of Baltimore, Kurt Schmoke about the strained relationship between city communities and the police, and looks back on his own efforts at urban renewal.

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World Bank Accused Of Unfair Evictions

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 03:45

The World Bank funds projects around the globe aimed at alleviating poverty. Along the way, people get uprooted. The World Bank has acknowledged "serious shortcomings" in its resettlement practices.

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