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Switzerland's Lindt To Buy Russell Stover Candies

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-13 23:55

Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Spruengli says it is buying U.S. manufacturer Russell Stover Candies, Inc., for an undisclosed sum. Lindt says it will become the No. 3 chocolate maker in North America.

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VIDEO: Close-up view of Costa salvage op

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-13 23:38
The BBC's Matthew Price takes a ferry to Giglio past the Costa Concordia as the operation to raise the boat gets underway.

Saskawhat? A Novel Berry From Canada Takes Root On Michigan Farms

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-13 23:34

Some rookie farmers in northern Michigan are growing saskatoon, an imported shrub from Canada that looks like blueberry. They're also experimenting with it in the kitchen — in jams and pies.

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How Banning One Question Could Help Ex-Offenders Land A Job

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-13 23:28

Some say the box on job applications that asks, "Have you ever been convicted of a crime?" prevents ex-offenders from getting a fair shot. New laws prohibit firms from asking about a criminal record.

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Food-Mood Connection: How You Eat Can Amp Up Or Tamp Down Stress

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-13 23:27

We tend to soothe ourselves with sugar-laden foods when we're feeling strained. But they may make us feel even worse. Protein and omega-3s, on the other hand, can help reduce stress, researchers say.

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UK drug firm recommends US takeover

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-13 23:11
British drug firm Shire recommends a takeover offer from US rival AbbVie after its most recent £30bn ($51.3bn) offer.

Concern over future of uni campus

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-13 22:56
A senior Labour AM says she is concerned about the future of the University of South Wales' Caerleon campus.

New bosses start at Espirito Santo

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-13 22:55
Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo (BES) accelerates the appointment of new executives, originally due to start at the end of July.

China Indicts GlaxoSmithKline Team On Misuse Of Private Info

NPR News - Sun, 2014-07-13 22:53

Chinese authorities have indicted British and American investigators hired by GlaxoSmithKline on charges of illegally obtaining and selling private information, state media reported Monday.

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VIDEO: UK 'fails' to make most of heritage

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-13 22:52
The UK is failing to make the most of its heritage, according to new research by the Royal Society for the Arts.

In pictures: World Cup agony and ecstasy

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-13 22:48
Fans in Brazil, Berlin and around the globe

Mitchell to put next work on Twitter

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-13 22:33
David Mitchell, the author best known for his multi-layered novels such as Cloud Atlas, is to publish his next work on Twitter.

Jessie Ware: 'I sing like a dolphin!'

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-13 22:33
Soul star Jessie Ware juggles her wedding with new record

VIDEO: All the goals from World Cup 2014

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-13 22:26
Watch all 171 goals from the 2014 Fifa World Cup in under three minutes, including Germany's winner against Argentina in the final.

VIDEO: Malala meets Nigeria kidnap families

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-13 22:23
Malala Yousafzai has met relatives of the some of the schoolgirls, who were kidnapped in Nigeria by Boko Haram militants three months ago.

Thousands flee northern Gaza

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-13 22:15
Thousands of Palestinians flee northern Gaza after Israel warns of further air strikes aimed at stopping rocket attacks.

Consultation on more allotment land

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-13 22:07
Plans aimed at providing more land for allotments are being set out by Welsh ministers on Monday.

Redesign for Raspberry Pi computer

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-13 22:02
A new version of the Raspberry Pi barebones computer, called the B+, is to go on sale.

The surveillance debate and walking away from Alzheimer's - the papers

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-13 21:48
Monday's papers cover the debate about the state's ability to carry out surveillance on its citizens, and report some simple steps to cut the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Woman charged after attack man dies

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-13 21:29
A woman is charged with murder following the death of a 20-year-old man in South Queensferry.
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