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Budget 2015: The four things business will be looking out for

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 16:01
Chief executives always approach the chancellor's big day with a degree of trepidation

Scots house prices 'hit record high'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 16:00
Scottish house prices hit record levels after more than recovering the losses suffered during the financial crisis, a report suggests.

VIDEO: The rise and fall of Aaron Schock

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 15:56
Illinois congressman Aaron Schock announces his resignation after several weeks in which his excessive spending and close financial ties to donors had come under scrutiny.

Woman 'killed herself ahead of trial'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 15:31
A woman taken to court for allegedly making a false rape claim killed herself three days before her trial over fears she would not be believed, her inquest hears.

Migrant given law licence 125 years on

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 15:29
The California Supreme Court posthumously awards a law licence to a Chinese immigrant who was barred from becoming a lawyer 125 years ago.

More San Francisco Police Officers Accused Of Sending Racist Texts

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-17 15:28

The investigation started with a sergeant accused of wire fraud and other federal charges. It has expanded to involve offensive messages and more than a dozen officers.

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Atletico beat Leverkusen on penalties

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 15:12
Atletico Madrid reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League after beating Bayer Leverkusen on penalties.

VIDEO: Duckenfield admits Hillsborough failure

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 15:03
The Hillsborough police match commander has agreed that his failure to close a tunnel "was the direct cause of the deaths of 96 people".

VIDEO: Low inflation boost ahead of Budget

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 14:55
The BBC learns that low inflation means the Chancellor will have an extra six billion pounds a year to help reduce spending cuts and the national debt in Wednesday's Budget.

Wigan Athletic 0-2 Watford

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 14:49
Two goals from Troy Deeney lift Watford to the Championship summit as they beat relegation-threatened Wigan.

VIDEO: The art of the spacewalk

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 14:48
Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC has created an exhibit about the unique images and objects that brought us the first close up photos of space.

Breast-Feeding Boosts Chances Of Success, Study In Brazil Finds

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-17 14:34

A study with more than 3,000 babies found those who were breast-fed had slighter higher IQ test scores, stayed in school longer and earned more money as adults.

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U.S. Loses Control Of Drone Over Syria

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-17 14:25

The Syrian government said it shot down the drone. A Pentagon official said though it wasn't clear that had happened, the claim was being investigated.

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Snapchat worth as much as Campbell's Soup?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-03-17 14:03

Pinterest is the latest company to get a multi-billion dollar valuation. But how do investors and the startup founders decide what a company is worth in the first place?

Marketplace host David Gura spoke with Sarah Frier of Bloomberg Business to find out.

“The founder will go out and take meetings with venture capitalists, sovereign wealth funds, institutional investors like the big banks who are trying to get in on these big deals and they’ll negotiate,” Frier says. 

Take Snapchat, for example. The company is valued at almost $15 billion — which might be proof that a messaging app is worth about as much as Campbell’s Soup, a company that actually makes food.

“What you don’t hear is the steps that it took to get there,” Frier says.

Companies are realizing how easy it is to get funded by venture capitalists. And investors are eager to provide that cash.

“It’s easy to go to investors who have fear of missing out on the next Google or Facebook. They want to get in your company early,” Frier says. 

Gatland will not bend knee to Jones

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 14:03
Wales head coach Warren Gatland says he will not beg Cardiff Blues prop Adam Jones to come out of Test retirement.

Lufthansa pilots call for new strike

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 14:02
Lufthansa pilots have called for a new, second strike on Thursday, following a planned action on Wednesday, potentially disrupting thousands of passengers.

Referee confrontations concern Dyke

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 14:00
FA chairman Greg Dyke calls on clubs to set an example following a "scary" increase in incidents of players surrounding referees.

US tycoon Durst faces new charges

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 13:59
A millionaire charged with murder in Los Angeles appeared before a judge in Louisiana for a second day, to face new drug and weapons charges.

VIDEO: When doomsday cult attacked Tokyo subway

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 13:58
Man's guilt over surviving 1995 Tokyo sarin gas attack

Monaco 0-2 Arsenal (agg 3-3)

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 13:54
Arsenal are knocked out of the Champions League last 16 on away goals despite beating Monaco.

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