National / International News

Would More Trade Help The Job Market Run Faster Or Trip It Up?

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-08 11:33

Friday's jobs report showed tepid wage growth in April. Hours after its release, President Obama gave a speech arguing that a new trade deal would strengthen the labor market. Opponents disagree.

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VIDEO: What's kept Obama away from S Dakota?

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 11:09
President Obama's visit to South Dakota now means he has visited every state in the US while serving in the White House.

Would Lower Shoe Tariffs Actually Encourage American Jobs?

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-08 10:52

Nike says lower tariffs in a proposed Asia-Pacific trade deal would allow it to support thousands of domestic jobs. But the potential relief is a fraction of current footwear tariffs.

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England win in Cookey's 100th game

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 10:51
Pamela Cookey wins her 100th cap as England beat Trinidad and Tobago 67-42 at London's Copper Box Arena.

Pele expected to leave hospital soon

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 10:33
Brazil legend Pele is expected to be released from hospital on Saturday after undergoing surgery for a prostate condition.

NI marks 70th anniversary of VE Day

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 10:19
Northern Ireland is marking the 70th anniversary of VE Day with a series of events commemorating the end of World War Two in Europe.

Your Wallet: Crazy transaction fees

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-05-08 10:10

In next week's show, we're talking about transactions.

Have you ever looked at a bill or a receipt and thought, "15 cents for what? What's a landing fee? A $2.95 convenience fee ... why?"

We're putting together a collection of crazy transaction fees or charges, and we want yours. 

Take a picture of your bill or receipt, put it on Instagram and tag us @marketplaceAPM. You can also send us pictures on Twitter @Marketplace and @MarketplaceWKND or Facebook.

Please don't forget to cover up your personal info.

Himalayan 'drop after Nepal quake'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 10:08
The height of a swath of the Himalayas has dropped by around one metre as a result of the devastating Nepal earthquake, scientists say.

Promises, Promises: Is Big Food Marketing Less Junk To Kids On TV?

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-08 09:58

Back in 2006, food-industry giants pledged to market only "better-for-you" foods to children. A new study concludes they kept to the letter of that pledge, but not the spirit.

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Spanish Customs Officials Foil Attempt To Smuggle Boy In Suitcase

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-08 09:30

An 8-year-old boy from the Ivory Coast was found curled up in a suitcase Thursday, foiling an attempt to smuggle him into Spanish territory. His father was later arrested.

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'Nuclear' nun conviction overturned

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 09:23
An appeals court overturns sabotage convictions against an elderly Catholic nun and two other activists who broke into a US nuclear defence site in 2012.

Move Over Mount Rushmore, There's Another Club Of Presidents

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-08 09:19

President Obama's visit to South Dakota will allow him to brag that he has set foot in each of the 50 states — only three other U.S. presidents can make that claim.

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Tropical Storm Warning Issued For The Carolinas

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-08 09:18

Subtropical storm Ana is expected to make landfall Saturday evening. The area is forecast to receive 45 mph winds and up to 6 inches of rain.

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Burundi president defies critics

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 09:16
Burundi's leader Pierre Nkurunziza defies critics by launching his third-term bid and denies that violence is spiralling out of control.

What's In A Name? Band Founder Fights Government To Retain 'The Slants'

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-08 09:04

Simon Tam, the founder and bassist of The Slants, has spent six years trying to register his group's name. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office says the name disparages Asians.

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A baffled American's take on the UK election

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 08:42
A baffled American's take on the UK election

Plane crashes into Atlanta motorway

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 08:34
Four people are killed after a small aeroplane slams into one of Atlanta's main motorways.

Bid to retry man over 1992 murder

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 08:34
A man cleared of murdering a 19-year-old student more than 20 years ago could stand trial again under double jeopardy legislation.

Moores 'bubbly' despite job reports

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 08:19
England coach Peter Moores was as "positive and bubbly" as ever despite reports he is to be sacked, says captain James Taylor.

BBC Performing Arts Fund to close

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-08 08:17
The BBC Performing Arts Fund will close after 13 years in March next year, it is announced.