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PODCAST: IRS scam

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-03-21 06:03

When the IRS telephones, the good news is, it may not be the IRS. Bad news: it may be a scam. The government is warning taxpayers about a new, large scale fraud involving phone calls from people pretending to be the Internal Revenue Service.

Yesterday was the official start of Spring and to mark the occasion, Walmart is launching a “Black Friday”-like sale for outdoor items. Black Friday, of course, kicks-off the Christmas shopping season and it’s when retailers make most of their profits. But is there really a Black-Friday-like demand for gardening and outdoor supplies in the Spring?

And, what would happen if Congress enacted the Senate version of immigration reform? You might expect that workers who are currently undocumented would immediately move up the economic ladder. But many of them won’t.

PODCAST: IRS scam

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-03-21 06:03

When the IRS telephones, the good news is, it may not be the IRS. Bad news: it may be a scam. The government is warning taxpayers about a new, large scale fraud involving phone calls from people pretending to be the Internal Revenue Service.

Yesterday was the official start of Spring and to mark the occasion, Walmart is launching a “Black Friday”-like sale for outdoor items. Black Friday, of course, kicks-off the Christmas shopping season and it’s when retailers make most of their profits. But is there really a Black-Friday-like demand for gardening and outdoor supplies in the Spring?

And, what would happen if Congress enacted the Senate version of immigration reform? You might expect that workers who are currently undocumented would immediately move up the economic ladder. But many of them won’t.

Female Kenyan MPs blast polygamy law

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 05:49
Female MPs in Kenya storm out of a late-night parliamentary session in a row over the legalisation of polygamy as a new marriage bill is passed.

Day in pictures: 21 March 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 05:35
A collection of news photos: 21 March

Why did Kate Bush only tour once?

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 05:32
Why did Kate Bush only tour once?

A game of charades made me recruit Wenger - Dein

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 05:32
Former Arsenal executive David Dein recalls his seven-year pursuit of Arsene Wenger which all began at a dinner party

Scots life expectancy 'highest ever'

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 05:24
Life expectancy at birth in Scotland has reached its highest ever level but remains lower than the rest of the UK, according to official figures.

Netflix boss hits out at ISP fees

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 05:21
The head of video-streaming service Netflix hits out at some internet service providers, saying charging data fees compromises internet freedom.

New row over post Yes student fees

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 05:04
A fresh row breaks out over whether students from the rest of the UK could be charged tuition fees if Scotland votes for independence.

Top Stories: Malaysia Jet Remains Missing; Turkey's Leaders Split On Twitter Ban

NPR News - Fri, 2014-03-21 05:04

Also: As Ukraine moves closer to EU, Putin signs law to annex Crimea; Mt. Gox says it found 200,000 Bitcoins; and a "day of upsets" in college basketball.

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MP Joyce fined over airport abuse

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 04:55
Falkirk MP Eric Joyce is fined £1,500 at Edinburgh Sheriff Court after admitting abusive behaviour at the city's airport.

Hillsborough 'hooliganism' apology

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 04:50
A newspaper apologises "unreservedly" for publishing an article that appeared to link hooliganism with the Hillsborough disaster.

Gallery returns Nazi looted Matisse

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 04:37
A Norwegian museum returns a Matisse painting that was looted by the Nazis to the family of Jewish art dealer Paul Rosenberg.

Ireland knocked out by Netherlands

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 04:35
The Netherlands are into the Super 10 stage of the World Twenty20 after a remarkable victory over Ireland in Sylhet.

Split Decisions: Ukraine Signs Up With EU, Russia Wraps Up Crimea

NPR News - Fri, 2014-03-21 04:20

As the new government in Kiev was initialing a pact with the European Union on Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin was signing legislation to complete the annexation of Crimea.

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VIDEO: Scottish Labour Party conference 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 04:04
Live coverage of the Scottish Labour Party conference in Perth.

VIDEO: Scottish Labour Party conference 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 03:58
Live coverage of the Scottish Labour Party conference in Perth.

Man Utd face Bayern in Champions League

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 03:50
Manchester United will meet Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals, while Chelsea face Paris St-Germain.

Roland TR-808: The drum machine that refused to die

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 03:47
The Roland TR-808 flopped commercially and was discontinued. So how did this drum machine become such a defining sound in music?

VIDEO: Sex and the African City

BBC - Fri, 2014-03-21 03:43
Is this Africa's answer to Sex and the City?

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