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Blame me for Man Utd decline - Moyes

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 15:49
Manchester United manager David Moyes takes responsibility for the club's decline after Manchester City loss.

VIDEO: Soyuz spacecraft bound for ISS

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 15:42
A Soyuz spacecraft has been launched in Kazakhstan bound for the International Space Station.

Facebook Will Acquire Virtual Reality Company For $2 Billion

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-25 15:38

Oculus VR is less than two years old, but it has built enormous buzz with its Oculus Rift virtual reality goggles.

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Newcastle 0-3 Everton

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 15:34
Everton secure their first away win since December thanks to goals from Ross Barkley, Romelu Lukaku and Leon Osman.

US brings together rival Asia allies

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 15:26
The Japanese and South Korean leaders hold their first official meeting following a rift over Japan's stance on its wartime aggression in Asia.

Candy Crush firm valued at over $7bn

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 15:07
The games developer behind Candy Crush Saga, King, is valued at over $7bn (£4.2bn) after it raises $500m via a share sale in New York.

VIDEO: One in 10 UK children 'neglected'

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 14:59
One in 10 children in the UK is a victim of neglect, according to the research commissioned by the charity Action for Children.

Venezuela arrests three generals

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 14:51
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says three air force generals have been arrested for plotting an uprising against his government.

The Political Winner From The Proposed NSA Changes? Rand Paul

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-25 14:50

The Kentucky Republican's stance against NSA data-gathering has made him a champion for those worried about federal government surveillance — among them, young voters.

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VIDEO: Frantic call after deadly landslide

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 14:42
Rescue efforts continue after a landslide in the US state of Washington killed at least 14 people.

UN condemns Egypt death sentences

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 14:35
The UN condemns an Egyptian court's decision to sentence to death 528 supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, as another 683 go on trial.

Ex-bank boss Flowers: 'I have sinned'

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 14:31
Former Co-op Bank chairman Paul Flowers speaks for the first time since his arrest over drugs allegations, telling BBC Newsnight: "I have sinned."

VIDEO: Tour of the 'tiniest' house for sale

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 14:31
A house said to be the smallest in Colchester is up for sale, with an asking price of £77,000.

Another Uproar? Danish Zoo That Culled Giraffe Kills A Family Of Lions

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-25 14:29

Two cubs and their parents were euthanized to make room for a younger lion. The zoo had already come under fire in February for euthanizing a young, healthy giraffe and feeding it to the lions.

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Arsenal 2-2 Swansea City

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 14:25
Mathieu Flamini's calamitous own goal denies Arsenal a win over Swansea as the Gunners' miserable week continues.

The problem with "Golden Parachutes"

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-03-25 14:13
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 15:09 Andrew Burton/Getty Images

People walk past the entrance to the Time Warner center on August 7, 2013 in New York City.

Time Warner CEO Robert Marcus will get $80 million once his company’s sale to Comcast is finished.  Marcus was on the job for just six weeks, which makes this one of the most “golden” of “golden parachutes.”

Nancy Koehn is with the Harvard Business School. She said Golden Parachutes have been around for at least a generation of CEO compensation and they are important for keeping CEOs in the fold when changes of control happen.

Koehn said the idea of “Golden Parachutes” is up for debate.

“Data does not support that if you pay someone like Robert Marcus more than a million dollars a day, that necessarily Comcast and Time Warner shareholders are going be better off, than if you paid him something that most reasonable people including compensation experts and other CEOs would recognize as some kind reward for what he’s doing; helping shepherd the sale of the company."

Koehn said the $80 million Marcus is receiving reflects the overall bar in corporate America being raised in corporate America for the senior levels or corporations.

Marketplace for Tuesday, March 25, 2014by Kai RyssdalPodcast Title: The problem with "Golden Parachutes"Syndication: Flipboard BusinessSlackerSoundcloudStitcherBusiness InsiderSwellPMPApp Respond: No

Manchester United 0-3 Manchester City

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 14:12
Goals from Edin Dzeko and Yaya Toure move Manchester City second in the Premier League as they dominate Manchester United.

One in 10 UK children 'neglected'

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 14:00
Child neglect is rife across the UK, with one in 10 children affected, according to the research commissioned by a leading charity.

In which Kai Ryssdal has to settle for $22.40

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-03-25 13:57
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 13:52 EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images

The new Amazon Kindle Fire tablet.

I got an email from Amazon this morning, telling me I had a credit of $22.40 in my account. It's a payout from the $166 million e-book price-fixing settlement.

What's interesting is how they figured out who got how much: It's $3.17 for each New York Times best-seller you bought, and $0.73 for everything else.

Did you get a settlement payout? Tell us on our RebelMouse page:

Marketplace for Tuesday, March 25, 2014by Kai RyssdalPodcast Title: In which Kai Ryssdal has to settle for $22.40Story Type: BlogSyndication: Flipboard BusinessSlackerSoundcloudStitcherBusiness InsiderSwellPMPApp Respond: No

China families vent plane fury

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-25 13:51
Angry relatives of passengers on board the missing Malaysia Airlines plane scuffle with police outside Malaysia's embassy in the Chinese capital.

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