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'Chief Resilience Officers' Could Help Cities Cope With Calamity

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-07 17:00

The Rockefeller Foundation will pay 100 cities to hire people who can help them prepare for future shocks and stresses.

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Top 10 tips for being a TV boss

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-07 16:15
BBC's Danny Cohen offers top 10 tips for being a TV executive

The English city that wanted to 'break away' from the UK

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-07 16:10
The English city that wanted to 'break away' from the UK

Obama names attorney general choice

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-07 16:09
President Obama has chosen New York federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch to replace Eric Holder as US attorney general, the White House says.

Memorial plaque removed in Colombia

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-07 16:04
A controversial plaque unveiled last week by Prince Charles in the Colombian port city of Cartagena is removed after local opposition.

Violin-playing OAP wows hospital

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-07 15:44
A 93-year-old man wows staff and fellow patients at Forth Valley Royal Hospital by playing the violin on the ward.

Plan for maths and science school

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-07 15:42
A unique plan for a specialist centre to help teenagers in Glasgow study maths, science and technology is revealed.

The diplomat who said 'No' to Saudi oil

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-07 15:29
The diplomat who blew Britain's chance of cashing in on Saudi oil

My daughter the gorilla

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-07 15:24
Becoming a parent to young and affectionate orphaned gorilla

Findlay launching Labour leader bid

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-07 15:21
MSP Neil Findlay is launching his campaign to be the new Scottish Labour leader insisting he is no "machine politician".

The cost of freezing your eggs

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-11-07 15:11

Apple and Facebook offered to pay, to different degrees, for employees to freeze their eggs. Citigroup says they too will provide coverage for egg freezing.

I thought, OK, I'll talk about it. Marketplace Weekend is about how the economy collides with real life. Here's how it collided with mine.

A few years back, I got sick. I have a condition called endometriosis, where uterine tissue grows in places it shouldn't. And it can make it hard to have kids. So, in between surgeries bookending a few years of my life, I froze my eggs.

It cost me $7,000, insurance covered the drugs, which were $1,800. The rest, I paid out of my own pocket. Storage runs about $300 a year.

It was scary. Painful. Expensive. And I still don't know if all that money and effort will ever be worth it, because the science is pretty new.

But, I do know that I bought myself maybe a little confidence to go forward in my career, and not worry late at night that I'm throwing away my chance to be a mother, because I love my job.

And if more companies are going to pay for women to have this expensive chance, what does that mean? Maybe greater freedom to work in your 20s and 30s?

And that brings us to this weekend's number: 4.4 percent. American women's earnings at work decrease 4 percent for every child they have, according to a study at the University of Massachusetts.

And yes, it controls for education, hours, and different types of jobs.

VIDEO: Twenty-five years after the Berlin Wall

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-07 15:01
Twenty-five years of life without the Iron Curtain

Weekly Wrap: Jobs report

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-11-07 14:45

Joining Kai to talk about the week's business and economic news is Nela Richardson from Redfin, and John Carney of the Wall Street Journal. The big topic this week: The unemployment report.

Click play on the audio player above to hear the whole discussion.

Loretta Lynch To Be Nominated As Next U.S. Attorney General

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-07 14:27

A lead federal prosecutor in New York City, Lynch will be introduced by President Obama at the White House on Saturday. Her office has handled old-school Mafia busts, cutting edge cybercrime and more.

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NI man is charged in Syria inquiry

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-07 14:26
A 25-year-old man arrested in Londonderry as part of inquiries into reports of alleged activity in Syria is facing guns and explosives charges.

Two Of Three States Reject Ballot Measures Restricting Abortion

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-07 14:22

North Dakota and Colorado voters struck down the "personhood" measures, which would give legal rights to fetuses. But Tennessee's Amendment 1 passed with 53 percent of the vote.

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For Political Junkies, A (Literary) Post-Election Fix

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-07 14:22

Post-elections, Molly Antopol and Jason Sheehan reflect on the results by turning to their favorite political books, Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World and Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail.

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Yemen Shia rebels join new cabinet

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-07 14:20
A new cabinet is formed in Yemen, including figures from the rebel Shia Houthi group, in an effort to defuse mounting political tensions.

US to send 1,500 more troops to Iraq

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-07 14:18
President Obama authorises 1,500 more US troops to be sent to Iraq in non-combat roles in the fight against Islamic State, the White House says.

Dallas Ebola Monitoring Period Ends With An All-Clear

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-07 14:13

In Texas, more than 100 people had been monitored for the 21-day period that marks Ebola's incubation period.

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