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Once Philip Morris Workers, Now They Clamp Down On Uruguay's Smokers

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-08 00:38

The men worked at the tobacco company for years. But after they were laid off, the only jobs they could find were as anti-smoking inspectors for the government. They do their new job with gusto.

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17 Months Before Election Day, One Campaign Aims For $100 Million

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-08 00:37

The lofty target for the superPAC of not-quite-a-candidate Jeb Bush is one more sign of the cash gusher — and legal gray areas — opened up by recent campaign finance decisions.

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Profound consequences and serious questions

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 00:34
This is an election which may have more profound consequences than almost any in living memory, says BBC Assistant Political Editor Norman Smith.

GE2015 and the economy

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 00:27
Investors love the election result. But will there be a hangover after the party?

NI election results at a glance

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 00:19
All 18 seats have been declared in the general election in Northern Ireland with eight DUP, four Sinn Féin, three SDLP, two Ulster Unionists and one independent elected.

Mayweather rules out Pacquiao rematch

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 00:09
Floyd Mayweather dismisses the prospect of a rematch with Manny Pacquiao, calling the Filipino a "coward".

Being A Loyal Auto Insurance Customer Can Cost You

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-07 23:51

Businesses often reward their customers with discounts for sticking with them. But some auto insurance companies may raise your premiums if they think you're unlikely to shop for a better rate.

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Brady avoids Deflate-gate questions

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 23:51
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady avoids questions on Deflate-gate, saying he has not had time to "digest it".

Landmark Conservation Deal Offers A First Glimpse Of New Wilderness

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-07 23:49

Once closed to the public, adventure seekers can now explore a wild stretch of New York state's Hudson and Opalescent Rivers.

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VIDEO: Ashdown caught out on hat-eating promise

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 23:45
Former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown is offered a hat by Andrew Neil after predictions of big losses for the Liberal Democrats proved correct.

Balls ousted after ballot recount

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 23:36
Former shadow chancellor Ed Balls has lost his seat in the Morley and Outwood constituency in West Yorkshire by 422 votes.

VIDEO: Ed Balls describes 'sense of sorrow'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 23:36
Former shadow chancellor Ed Balls has described his 'sense of sorrow' at Labour's performance in the general election.

Election shocks: The big name losers

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 23:34
It's been a night of big election shocks, with many household political names losing their seats.

Court suspends Salman Khan sentence

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 23:31
High court in Mumbai suspends Bollywood star Salman Khan's sentence for hit-and-run conviction, pending appeal.

Toyota profits beat expectations

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 23:29
Japan's biggest car manufacturer, Toyota, has beaten expectations to post a year-on-year 19% rise in net income for the 12 months to March.

House prices 'up 1.6% in April'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 23:23
House prices rose 1.6% last month, according to the latest survey from the Halifax, with the annual rate of increase rising slightly to 8.5%.