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How Do Companies Boost 401(k) Enrollment? Make It Automatic

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 23:42

More Americans are saving for retirement through their employers' 401(k) programs. That follows a move to automatically sign up workers to participate in the retirement savings plans.

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For The Children's Sake, Put Down That Smartphone

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 23:41

When adults are absorbed in their mobile devices, the consequences for children are not good. Research shows kids act out more if they are competing with a mobile device for their parent's attention.

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Scribes Are Back, Helping Doctors Tackle Electronic Medical Records

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 23:40

In ancient times scribes were used to record everything from prayers to legal transactions. Now they're making a comeback in the doctor's office, easing the transition to electronic medical records.

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LA County's New Watchdog May Not Have Much Bite

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 23:39

Max Huntsman's job is to monitor the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, one of the nation's most troubled law enforcement agencies. The only problem: He doesn't have any real legal power.

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VIDEO: MOTD3: Are managers winning games?

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 23:30
Mark Chapman is joined by Danny Murphy and Martin Keown for this week's Match of the Day 3, to discuss whether certain managers are winning matches this season.

Kraft recalls 96,000lb of hot dogs

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 23:05
Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000lb (43,545kg) of its Oscar Mayer hot dogs in the US because they may have been sold in the wrong packaging.

Cubans trace roots to remote Sierra Leone village

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 22:31
Cubans trace roots back to remote Sierra Leone village

Car Hits Packed Florida Church, Injuring About 20

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 22:15

The Lexus sedan slammed into the church Sunday night just as the annual Easter concert was about to begin. The car went through the building's brick outer wall and several rows of pews, police said.

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VIDEO: Cubans trace roots to African village

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 22:06
A community in western Cuba has traced songs they sing back to a village in Sierra Leone.

16-Year-Old Survives In Wheel Well Of Maui Flight

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 21:58

The teenage boy survived the trip from California to Hawaii on Sunday unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen, FBI and airline officials said.

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Grand Jury Probe Could Complicate Rick Perry's Prospects

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-20 21:52

A grand jury in Austin is considering whether the Texas governor abused his power when he carried out a threat to veto $7.5 million in state funding for public corruption prosecutors last summer.

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VIDEO: Package holidays blamed for cancer rise

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 21:49
The most dangerous form of skin cancer is now five times more common than it was in the 1970s.

Why Torres will still get a hero's welcome at Atletico

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 21:20
Chelsea's Fernando Torres can expect a hero's return to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday - and may yet end up back there permanently

Smiling Queen and two takes on skin cancer - papers

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 20:59
Two newspapers' differing analysis on new skin cancer figures, and a new black-and-white birthday portrait of a smiling Queen, feature on Easter Monday's front pages.

VIDEO: Footage captures Leeds Tradpak blaze

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 20:32
A huge fire on an industrial estate in Leeds has sent flames and a large plume of smoke up over the city.

MH370 hunt 'still drawing blank'

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 20:21
A robotic submarine scanning for signs of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is two-thirds through its ocean scan but has yet to find any trace.

Japan's trade deficit quadruples

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 19:27
Japan's trade deficit quadrupled last month compared to March 2013, as export growth slows and energy imports continue to rise.

VIDEO: Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 18:19
US former boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, whose wrongful conviction for murder caused an international outcry, has died at the age of 76.

Ukraine probes deaths in tense east

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 18:16
Ukraine says it will launch an investigation into a fatal shooting in the east of the country which has raised tension with Russia further.

Fresh violence erupts in Venezuela

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-20 17:46
Fresh violence erupts in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, between police and opponents of President Nicolas Maduro.
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