National / International News

Why Did Vitamins Disappear From Non-GMO Breakfast Cereal?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 11:50

When GMO-free cereals landed in supermarkets, some vitamins had mysteriously vanished from them. But these vitamins don't necessarily come from genetically altered organisms.

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2014: The Year When The Job Market Finally Turned The Corner

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 11:38

Seven years after the Great Recession began, the U.S. job market finally is growing at a robust pace. In November, employers added 321,000 workers, raised wages and extended the average workweek.

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VIDEO: Arrests over 'botched' eye surgeries

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 11:26
A doctor and a charity owner have been arrested after 10 patients were left in danger of partially losing their sight following cataract surgery in India.

81 years ago today, we repealed prohibition

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-12-05 11:00

On this date in 1933, Utah became the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment, repealing prohibition.

So go ahead and have a beer. It's in the Constitution.

Belgium's former queen dies aged 86

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 10:46
Belgium's dowager queen Fabiola, the widow of 1951-93 King Baudouin, has died in Brussels at the age of 86, the royal palace says.

VIDEO: Scotland cuts drink-drive limit

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 10:22
A new law has come into force which makes the legal drink-drive limit in Scotland lower than elsewhere in the UK.

Donald dodges baboon to gain lead

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 10:16
Luke Donald evades a charging baboon as he claims the halfway lead at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa.

VIDEO: Elgin Marbles statue loaned to Russia

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 10:15
The British Museum loans one of the Elgin Marbles for the first time, as Will Gompertz reports.

Greece Condemns British Museum For Lending Out Elgin Marbles

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 10:15

Athens has long demanded the return of the ancient sculptures it says were looted in the early 1800s from the Parthenon and other famous structures.

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Are cigarette taxes behind Eric Garner's death?

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 10:11
Did cigarette taxes really play a part in 'chokehold' death?

VIDEO: Transfer reports 'disgust' Van Gaal

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 10:09
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says he is "disgusted" by reports that the club is going to spend heavily on new players.

Adapting to a changing neighborhood: Book Show

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-12-05 10:09

Independent bookstore Book Show hosts readings, workshops, and performances in a changing community, LA's Highland Park neighborhood. The space is also home to Madame Pamita's Parlour of Wonders. How does this new business adapt to meet the needs of it's new home? Owner Jen Hitchcock spoke with Marketplace Weekend. 

Listen to the full story in the audio player above.

VIDEO: Revisiting orphans of Ebola-hit village

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 10:08
Andrew Harding revisits the town of Kigbal in Sierra Leone to see if the Ebola crisis has been addressed.

Prince William to meet Obama in US

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 10:06
The Duke of Cambridge will meet President Obama at the White House on Monday, during a three-day visit to the US with the Duchess of Cambridge.

Killing Of Unarmed Black Man By White Officer Sparks Protests In Arizona

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 09:57

Phoenix Police say a police officer shot the man during a struggle. Police say an officer saw the man reach into his pocket for something. Rumain Brisbon was killed in front of his wife and children.

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Egypt investigates 'fake' Morsi tape

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 09:53
Egypt's prosecutor-general's office is investigating what it describes as a "fabricated" recording of top officials discussing the detention of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

How do chain restaurants embody gentrification?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-12-05 09:49

This week, we took a little field trip to explore how big businesses move into gentrifying neighborhoods.

Think about chains. Starbucks, Panera, Chipotle... they mean something different in communities and cities across the country. Jed Kolko is the Chief Economist at Trulia he's studied why chains open where they do.

He joined Marketplace Weekend at Starbucks.... from 3,000 miles away.

'Rolling Stone' Says Trust In Gang-Rape Accuser Was 'Misplaced'

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 09:46

The magazine reported last month on a University of Virginia student who said she was gang-raped during a fraternity party in 2012. It said today there were "discrepancies" in its story.

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Your Wallet: How do you budget your holiday season?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-12-05 09:42

Next week, we're talking about budgeting for the holidays. 

We want to know how you spend during the holiday season. Do you save for decorations? Shop the sales? Bargain for a tree or stock up on candles for a menorah?

Tell us your stories by visiting our website, or tweet us, we're @MarketplaceWKND.

Van Gaal 'disgusted' by signing talk

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 09:38
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal describes claims he will spend heavily on players as "disgusting".