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PODCAST: GE's new direction

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-04-10 03:00

Airing on Friday, April 10, 2015: General Electric likes to be known for its power plants, it's cat scanners, it's fridges, but less so for its massive real estate holdings. There's news just now that GE is going to refocus on its roots in manufacturing. Plus, LinkedIn, the social networking tool, is purchasing Lynda.com, an online business skills training company. The price tag? $1.5 billion. We look at why LinkedIn would want to spend that kind of money. And in a lot of cities in Mexico, it's not that easy to get safe drinking water - and a lot of folks reach for a soda pop instead. The Mexican government is trying to change that. 

 

VIDEO: What matters to a walks guide?

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 02:57
Cath Lee from the Peak District in Derbyshire runs a guided walk company, and feels an active lifestyle can have major benefits for the country.

Armed standoff man could be jailed

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 02:55
A 22-year-old man who was involved in an 11-hour armed standoff in a Denbighshire village is warned he could be jailed.

VIDEO: What matters to an electrician?

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 02:55
Tony Levy, an electrician from the West Midlands, will vote for any party which would increase defence spending.

Poland remembers Smolensk air crash

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 02:52
Poland remembers the 2010 Smolensk air disaster which killed its president and top officials - a crash not yet fully explained.

Woman's killer 'may never be freed'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 02:49
A man who broke into a woman's home and stabbed her to death in front of a six-year-old child is jailed for at least 26 years.

Police step up patrols after trouble

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-10 02:44
The PSNI deploys extra officers and makes two arrests after residents complain about ongoing disturbances in the Galliagh area of Londonderry.

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