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Red Bull raced with Mercedes - Horner

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 01:52
Red Bull say their hopes of challenging Mercedes this season have been boosted by a strong performance in Monaco.

Homes evacuated after explosion

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 01:50
There has been an explosion at a bungalow in Tingley, in West Yorkshire, emergency services confirm.

VIDEO: Breakfast does Pharrell's 'Happy'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 01:47
The hit single Happy, by American singer and producer Pharrell Williams, has reached number one in countries around the globe - and its upbeat video has spurred a number of copycat versions.

Medallists among latest Scots choices

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 01:45
Team Scotland include three Commonwealth Games medallists in the latest 29 named for Glasgow 2014.

New trade venue is in talks to become a full-fledged financial exchange

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-05-28 01:36

Driven in part by Michael Lewis' recent book, regulators are taking hard looks at the widespread practice of ultra-high frequency trading in financial markets.  

Lewis' book argues that regular investors lose out when technology gives some traders the ability to jump in and out of trades with lightening speed. The fast folk say there's nothing wrong with what they do. At the center of Lewis' book is an upstart financial trading system out of New York City called IEX that looks for ways to use technology to insulate clients from high speed traders nibbling on the edges of their prices. Now the Wall Street Journal says IEX is in talks to raise several hundred million dollars in cash to turn itself into a full-fledged financial exchange with all the necessary regulatory permissions and safeguards. IEX isn't commenting about this, but the head of Market Operations at this maverick out was willing to talk about his efforts to thwart the fast boys, as he sees it.

Don Bollerman, Head of Market Operations at IEX, joins Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to discuss. 

Pochettino: The man to take Spurs to the top four?

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 01:34
A detailed analysis of how Mauricio Pochettino will tackle the challenge of taking Tottenham into the Champions League.

Police appeal to trace missing man

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 01:34
Members of the public are urged not to approach a missing man who failed to report to a police station.

VIDEO: Snowden: 'I was trained as a spy'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 01:31
Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden describes himself as a spy specialising in electronic surveillance, in his first interview with US TV.

Turner 'excellent' in Bakersfield Mist

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 01:29
Critics praise Kathleen Turner's return to the West End stage in new play Bakersfield Mist, also starring Ian McDiarmid.

French police move into Calais camps

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 01:21
Police in the northern French city of Calais are dismantling camps housing hundreds of migrants from Asia and Africa trying to reach Britain.

House prices will face 'correction'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 01:18
Nationwide building society warns the London housing market may be facing a "natural correction" as it reports its best ever annual results.

AUDIO: NHS 'should pay for slimming class joiners'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 01:18
Gill Fine and Tam Fry discuss new NICE guidelines suggesting the NHS could save money by paying for people to join commercial slimming programmes.

Fire kills Typhoon Haiyan survivors

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 01:18
A mother and five of her children who survived Typhoon Haiyan die in a tent fire, in an incident that highlights the slow pace of recovery.

Charity worker rescues Osborne's cat

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 01:12
Freya, Chancellor George Osborne's cat, is rescued by a charity worker after straying more than a mile from her Downing Street home.

Relive the best World Cup qualifying moments

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 01:04
BBC Sport sorts through all the highlights of qualifying, as the 2014 tournament in Brazil draws nearer.
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