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Syrian rebels 'to pull out of Homs'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 05:57
Opposition fighters are to be allowed to withdraw from besieged parts of the Syrian city of Homs under a deal with the government, reports say.

Manufacturing -- grassroots style

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-05-02 05:42
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 08:41 Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Friday's jobs report shows that there were 12,000 extra manufacturing jobs last month.

Friday's jobs report shows that there were 12,000 extra manufacturing jobs last month. This may evoke an image of people working in big factories. But what about an emerging grassroots style of making things that's about craftsmanship, tinkering and innovation involving things you can actually touch?

Jules Pieri, founder and CEO of a product launch platform called The Grommet, joins Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to discuss a status report on what's called the "Maker Movement in America."

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Manufacturing -- grassroots style

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-05-02 05:41

Friday's jobs report shows that there were 12,000 extra manufacturing jobs last month. This may evoke an image of people working in big factories. But what about an emerging grassroots style of making things that's about craftsmanship, tinkering and innovation involving things you can actually touch?

Jules Pieri, founder and CEO of a product launch platform called The Grommet, joins Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to discuss a status report on what's called the "Maker Movement in America."

Funeral held for Gers great Jardine

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 05:40
Sir Alex Ferguson and Rangers manager Ally McCoist are among 1,000 mourners at a funeral service for football legend Sandy Jardine.

Celebrity chef's discrimination win

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 05:39
Allegations of sexual discrimination at The Hardwick restaurant in Abergavenny are dismissed.

Rebels down Ukraine helicopters

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 05:37
Rebels in eastern Ukraine's Sloviansk shoot down two helicopters, killing two people, as government forces claim they control half the city.

Who, What, Why: How dangerous are tick bites in the UK?

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 05:37
How dangerous are ticks when they bite?

Under-fives death rate 'high in UK'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 05:34
The UK has one of the highest rates of death for children under five in Western Europe, according to new research published in The Lancet.

PODCAST: Strong jobs report undercut by shrinking labor force

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-05-02 05:23

The April 2014 jobs report from the Department of Labor shows much stronger employment growth than economists expected, and a significantly lower unemployment rate. The unemployment rate fell 0.4 percent to 6.3 percent in April.

Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, or Arizona? There can be only one home for the Gigafactory. Or possibly two... if two are built. The Gigafactory is a massive battery plant, built by the electric car maker Tesla, that will take up to 1,000 acres and will include its own on-site wind and solar energy plants. Tesla has narrowed down its choice of location to four states, but rather than pick one now, it will prepare to build in two or three (or potentially all four), CEO Elon Musk announced on Wednesday.

Technically, Cinco de Mayo falls on a Monday this year. But beer companies want people to get an early start, celebrating over the weekend. But celebrating what, exactly? What does Cinco de Mayo mean for marketers and consumers?

US sees strong jobs growth in April

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 05:18
The US economy adds 288,000 jobs in April, a much stronger number than economists were expecting, and the unemployment rate falls to 6.3%.

Pensioner 'denied hip op due to age'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 05:12
An 81-year-old hip operation patient claims she was denied surgery after being automatically deemed "unfit" because she was over 70.

UK Afghan detention ruled unlawful

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 05:09
The detention policy adopted by UK forces in Afghanistan is unlawful, the High Court rules.

New trial sought over Chhokar murder

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 05:03
The Crown is seeking to retry three men who were cleared of murdering an Asian man in Lanarkshire almost 16 years ago.

Biggest scanning project begins

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 05:00
Around 100,000 Britons are to be invited to undergo detailed imaging of their brain, heart and other vital organs as part of the world's biggest scanning project.

Does the UK have a heroin problem?

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 04:51
Does Peaches' death show the UK still has a problem?

VIDEO: SA election: Will economy be key?

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 04:43
The BBC's Adrienne Murray reports from South Africa on the economic issues that may determine which party people vote for in the upcoming election.

Nigeria appeal for girls' photos

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 04:43
Police in Nigeria appeal to parents of more than 200 abducted schoolgirls to come forward with their photographs to confirm the number of missing.

VIDEO: Why Machiavelli has 'jumped cultures'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 04:40
The name of Niccolo Machiavelli made it to everyday speech and his work is lauded by a former adviser to Tony Blair.

Newcastle fans plan walkout

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 04:37
Newcastle fans are planning to leave the stadium during Saturday's match with Cardiff in protest over the club's running.

Unemployment Drops To 6.3 Percent, Lowest In 5 Years

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-02 04:37

U.S. employers added far more jobs than expected — 288,000 — in April, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. In a separate survey, the unemployment rate dipped by 0.4 percentage points.

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