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AUDIO: Orthorexia 'rules your entire life'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 07:48
Orthorexia sufferer Carrie Armstrong says her obsession with healthy eating ruled her entire life.

Putting Yankee Stadium on ice

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-01-30 07:29

All this week, Marketplace Tech has been talking about sports and technology for our "Gaming the System" series. Today, we take you to a hockey rink right about the spot that A-Rod usually stands -- that's right, Yankee Stadium. On the eve of a big outdoor hockey game at New York's Yankee Stadium, Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson finds out how the NHL is converting a baseball field to a hockey arena. Click the audio player above to hear his interview with Kris King, senior vice president of hockey operations for the NHL.

US economy growing at 3.2% a year

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 07:25
US economic growth remains robust for the final quarter of 2013, growing at an annual rate of 3.2%, according to official figures.

'Mourinho is wrong - football was exciting in the 1800s'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 07:22
Jose Mourinho would find football in the Victorian to be entertaining with teams playing five forwards, according to a historian.

VIDEO: Blogger finds life-saving stranger

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 07:15
A man who was on the verge of jumping off Waterloo Bridge has been reunited with the passer-by who stopped him from killing himself six years ago.

West Ham sign midfielder Razak

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 07:14
West Ham sign ex-Manchester City midfielder Abdul Razak on a short-term contract from Anzhi Makhachkala.

Troops 'end Baghdad hostage crisis'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 07:14
Iraqi security forces have ended a hostage crisis at a government building in Baghdad, but there are conflicting reports about the number of casualties.

Popular Testosterone Therapy May Raise Risk Of Heart Attack

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-30 07:14

Men who take testosterone supplements double their risk of heart attacks, a study finds. That was true for men over 65 and for younger men with heart disease. Testosterone supplements have become increasingly popular as a way to counter flagging libido.

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Popular Testosterone Therapy May Raise Risk Of Heart Attack

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-30 07:14

Men who take testosterone supplements double their risk of heart attacks, a study finds. That was true for men over 65 and for younger men with heart disease. Testosterone supplements have become increasingly popular as a way to counter flagging libido.

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Oh Toronto! New Accusation For Mayor And New Charge For Bieber

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-30 07:11

Mayor Rob Ford is accused in a lawsuit of conspiring with others to have a former family friend beaten up. Meanwhile, pop star Justin Bieber has appeared in the city to face charges related to an alleged assult on a limo driver.

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How free is free enterprise?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-01-30 07:10

Think about what freedom means to you at work. If you've got an old fashioned boss, does it seem like a foreign concept? Or do you want more autonomy, more independence?

The firm LRN has been surveying companies to see how free they are. While freedom may not be a concept you associate with business, LRN CEO Dov Seidman explains it this way: 

“Business, after all, is about free enterprise. And we’ve looked into, in fact, how free is free enterprise and surprisingly, business is still more shackled than free, and successful companies are flattening. People are more free to contribute their character, ideas and free to innovate. And those who can harness that kind of freedom are the ones that are winning. But 50 percent of companies still show very low levels of such freedom.”

To hear Lizzie O'Leary's interview with Dov Seidman, click the audio player above.

 

Sick Ship Sets Dubious Record For Royal Caribbean

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-30 07:06

Nearly 700 passengers and crew fell ill aboard the MS Explorer of the Seas — more people than any other cruise ship monitored by the CDC in the past two decades.

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I'm a decent human being - DJ Travis

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 07:02
DJ Dave Lee Travis tells a court he is a "normal, decent human being" and is "astonished" at the sex offence allegations that have been made against him.

Cuba makes bid for foreign investment with a multi-million dollar port

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-01-30 06:58

Cuba is trying to lure foreign investment with a multi-million dollar shipping port. The $957 million overhaul of the port of Mariel, in west Havana, is being financed by Brazil, and is in the heart of a special economic development zone. The BBC's Sarah Rainsford in Cuba says the upgrade of the port is the biggest project there for many years. Click the audio player above to hear her story.

US killer executed as appeal fails

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 06:56
A man convicted of murdering a jeweller in 1991 is executed by lethal injection in the US state of Missouri, despite a last-minute appeal.

Rare Twitter username 'stolen'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 06:39
The owner of the rare Twitter username @N says it was 'stolen' from him by a hacker.

Swansea withdraw from Ince chase

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 06:35
Swansea City confirm they have withdrawn from the transfer chase for Blackpool's England Under-21 international Tom Ince.

VIDEO: 'I support big changes in Labour Party'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 06:31
There will be "big changes in the relationship between Labour and the trade unions", said Michael Dugher.

Five fire control rooms to close

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 06:27
Five control rooms for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service are to close, reducing the number from eight to three.

AUDIO: Game developer welcomes app fee cap

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 06:24
Game developers Neon Play have welcomed fee caps on in-app purchases to prevent children running up huge bills.

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