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More bodies quit CBI over referendum

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 07:31
Five more organisations announce they are leaving the CBI business lobby group over its stance in the Scottish independence debate.

Sacking of Moyes trends worldwide

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 07:30
Man Utd's ex- manager trends around the world

The contenders to replace Moyes

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 07:29
Who are the contenders to replace Moyes at Man Utd?

UKIP immigration policy - the wife test

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 07:25
UKIP immigration policy - the wife test

US urges Russia action on Ukraine

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 07:25
US Vice-President Joe Biden, on a visit to Kiev, says Russia must "stop talking and start acting" to defuse the Ukraine crisis.

Rusedski to coach teenager Edmund

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 07:11
Former US Open runner-up Greg Rusedski is to coach Britain's highest ranked teenage tennis player Kyle Edmund.

PODCAST: Activist investors

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-04-22 07:06

Activist investor William Ackman has set his eyes on a new target: Allergan. Ackman has joined forces with Valeant Pharmaceuticals to purchase the Botox-maker for an undisclosed amount -- $50 billion is one educated guess. Ackman along with other so-called corporate raiders Carl Icahn and Nelson Peltz, have become famous, and sometimes infamous, for shaking up the companies they invest in. Do they do more harm than good?

Netflix stock saw a jump after its quarterly profits report beat forecasts. The streaming video company also said it's raising prices for new subscribers by $1 to $2 a month. Existing members won't see their subscription fees go up any time soon, though, and new members still have some time to get the cheaper price; the increase won't happen until the end of June.

Earth day, at 44, may be a little tired. The United Nations continues to report that the urgency of fighting climate change, for instance, should be red hot. But polling from Gallup shows that fewer people say they worry about it "a great deal" than at any time since 1998, when Gallup started asking the question.

Change Your Income, Change Your Health Insurance Plan

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-22 07:03

People aren't locked into the plan they chose through the health exchanges if their income changes during the year. But you've got just 60 days to make the switch to a cheaper plan.

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Study: 2 In 5 Americans Earning Degrees After High School

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-22 07:01

The Lumina Foundation says nearly 40 percent of adults held college degrees in 2012 — the biggest one-year jump since 2008. And it says that 60 percent college attainment is "within reach" by 2025.

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Web pornography 'led to school rape'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 06:55
Internet pornography was likely to be behind the rape of a 10-year-old boy by a fellow pupil in the school toilets, a court is told.

AUDIO: 'Red Knight' O'Neill on Man Utd future

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 06:50
Former Goldman Sachs boss Jim O'Neill reflects on why Man Utd's business interests overshadows all other considerations

Woman's death 'no longer suspicious'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 06:46
Police say they are no longer treating the sudden death of a 30-year-old woman in west Belfast at the weekend as suspicious.

New Family Court comes into being

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 06:45
A new single Family Court comes into being in England and Wales as ministers pledge to put the welfare of children at the centre of the justice system.

Netflix to raise prices for new members

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-04-22 06:40

Netflix stock saw a jump after its quarterly profits report beat forecasts. The streaming video company also said it's raising prices for new subscribers by $1 to $2 a month.

Existing members won't see their subscription fees go up any time soon, though, and new members still have some time to get the cheaper price; the increase won't happen until the end of June.

The slower rollout of the price hike contrasts with Netflix's abortive attempts several years ago to split its DVD rental and streaming services to charge separately for each, which lost them subscribers and hurt their stock price.

James McQuivey, an analyst with Forrester Research, says as Netflix has grown its user base and built up its streaming video library, consumers may find the content worth the fee increase.

Novartis in $16bn GSK division deal

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 06:38
Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), two of the world's leading drugmakers, strike a multi-billion-dollar deal to join forces and reshape their businesses.

Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Ban On Affirmative Action

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-22 06:21

In a 6-2 decision, the justices said the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals was wrong to set aside as discriminatory the state's voter-approved ban on race-conscious college admissions.

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VIDEO: Farage pressed over German wife's job

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 06:03
UKIP leader Nigel Farage is asked by the BBC's Nick Robinson whether his German wife is taking a British person's job by working as his secretary.

South Korea ferry body count 113

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 05:47
The confirmed death toll from the South Korean ferry that capsized last week reaches 113, as divers recover more bodies from the sunken hull.

Yemen identifying dead 'militants'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 05:44
Yemen is carrying out DNA tests to identify suspected militants killed in air strikes in recent days, amid reports they include al-Qaeda leaders.

McDonald's profit hurt by US sales

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 05:40
McDonald's reports a fall in profit for the first three months of the year after sales in its US restaurants fell by more than expected.

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