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Stormy weather ahead for the Weather Channel

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-04-07 01:47
$4.8 billion

That's the worth of the deal in which FedEx Corporation will pay to acquire TNT Express, a Dutch shipping company. As reported by the NY Times, the move will greatly expand FedEx's presence throughout Europe.

5.6

The number of households the Weather Channel lost when Verizon dropped them from its FiOS cable service, and its bracing to lose 14 million more from Dish Network. The network's future isn't sunny, the Wall Street Journal reported, as its parent company tries to expand its digital and business-to-business arms to make up the gap in revenue.

40 percent

That's the percent of the domestic motza market held by Streit's motza factory, which has been operating out of the Lower East Side of Manhattan for nearly a century. But this summer, the business will find a new location. Aaron Gross, a fifth generation family member in the business, says it doesn't make sense to run the company with such an antiquated set-up. A new location would allow Streit's to produce double their current output, as well as bring in revenue from what is sure to be a lucrative sale of the current property.

50 percent

The discount Apple employees will get on the company's Watch when it launches next month, though the Verge notes the $10,000+ Apple Watch Edition is an exception. Still can't decide which Watch to buy? Take our quiz.

$20

The typical price to get in a kids' party in a New York night club hosted by Cirkiz. The company has built a business on organizing parties when clubs would usually be closed. They routinely sell out, and Cirkiz is looking to expand.

11 educators

In what is being called the largest cheating scandal in American history, 11 educators were convicted of erasing incorrect answers and replacing them with corrections on standardized tests. The cheating was discovered through an unrelated data analysis by state officials in 2009.

Obama Compares Iran Deal To A House Under Contract, Awaiting Appraisal

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 01:11

The president tells NPR's Steve Inskeep the U.S. and other countries have have a solid plan to keep Iran's nuclear program under control.

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Breast Milk Sold Online Contaminated With Cow's Milk

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 01:03

We're not talking about just a smidge. Roughly 10 percent of samples tested contained at least 10 percent cow's milk. Doctors say the diluted milk could be dangerous for babies for several reasons.

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Obama To Scott Walker: 'Bone Up On Foreign Policy'

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 01:03

The president weighed in on the 2016 presidential race in an interview with NPR, taking aim at GOP upstart Scott Walker for saying he would revoke any Iran deal on Day 1 of his presidency.

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A New Orleans High School Adapts To 'Unaccompanied Minors'

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-06 23:23

About 68,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America have entered the U.S. in the past year. We check back in with a school in New Orleans that took in 50 of them.

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New Orleans Educator Dreams Of Teaching Tech To Beat The Streets

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-06 23:21

After the shooting death of one of his students, New Orleans educator Jonathan Johnson was inspired to create a school that gives low income students practical skills to compete in high-tech fields.

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A New Internet Domain: Extortion Or Free Speech?

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-06 23:20

New Web suffixes have popped up in recent years to supplement .com or .net. One of the newest — .sucks — has companies worried their reputations will take a hit, so they're buying up the addresses.

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