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AUDIO: Ryanair to be given image makeover

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 02:57
Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary has hired a new marketing team to give the company an image makeover.

Investors hunger for GrubHub

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-04-04 02:56

Momentum is building ahead of the initial public offering for GrubHub.

"So far this year, there have been 65 IPOs, raising $10.7 billion, a level of activity we have not seen since 2000," says Kathy Smith, a principal with Renaissance Capital, which specializes in researching and investing in IPOs.

In the case of GrubHub, Smith says sales are growing by more than 40 percent. 

And with more people using smartphones, the number of consumers using GrubHub could keep growing.

But GrubHub also faces potential challenges from other Internet companies like Yelp and Google.

“All these companies could theoretically can come in and say, ‘Hey, we’re going to be competing against you. Watch out.’ That’s their biggest worry,” says Peter Krasilovsky, a senior analyst with the media-research firm BIA/Kelsey.

VIDEO: How does a pinger locator work?

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 02:55
Transport Correspondent Richard Westcott reports on the pinger locator being used to try and solve the mystery of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.

Tom Hardy to star in BBC One drama

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 02:52
Actor Tom Hardy is joining forces with Sir Ridley Scott for a BBC One period drama about the East India Company.

AP Photographer Killed, Reporter Wounded By Gunman In Afghanistan

NPR News - Fri, 2014-04-04 02:45

Anja Niedringhaus died and Kathy Gannon was seriously injured when a man opened fire. They were in a car in eastern Afghanistan. The gunman is reported to have been a police officer.

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Baby girl killed by pet dog's bite

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 02:31
A six-day-old baby girl died after being pulled from her pram and bitten by the family's pet dog at her home, an inquest is told.

Dowler killer wins attack payout

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 02:27
Serial killer Levi Bellfield, whose victims include schoolgirl Milly Dowler, wins a £4,500 payout after being assaulted in prison.

Ramsey in Arsenal squad for Everton

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 02:27
Midfielder Aaron Ramsey returns to the Arsenal squad for Sunday's match against Everton after three months out injured.

US TV host Letterman to retire

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 02:18
Veteran US late-night TV host David Letterman surprises his audience by announcing that he is to retire in 2015 after 33 years as a talk show host.

Erdogan criticises Twitter ruling

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 02:08
The Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticises a ruling by the constitutional court which lifted a controversial ban on Twitter.

'Culture of fear' in Met Police

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 01:53
There is a "culture of fear" in the Met Police due to the "draconian" use of performance targets, says the group that represents officers.

Ousted Guinea-Bissau leader dies

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 01:51
Guinea-Bissau's former President Kumba Yala, who was ousted in a coup in 2003 after three years in office, dies at the age of 61.

VIDEO: PM hails Dawlish 'orange army'

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 01:42
The main railway line through Dawlish in Devon has reopened after part of the track was destroyed during winter storms.

Glastonbury releases latest line-up

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 01:42
Sunday night headliners Kasabian, Jack White, Elbow, Rudimental and De La Soul are among 87 new acts announced to play Glastonbury Festival.

Chicago Celebrates A Century Of Baseball At Wrigley Field

NPR News - Fri, 2014-04-04 01:34

It's been the home of the Cubs since 1916, and in all that time, the team has never won a World Series. So why do fans keep showing up? Locals say Wrigley's hallowed status isn't just about baseball.

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New French cabinet under Valls meets

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 01:16
French President Francois Hollande chairs the first meeting of his new cabinet, led by ex-interior minister Manuel Valls and including the president's ex-partner.

Can Muslim mums stop radicalisation?

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 01:05
The terror attack victim fighting radicalisation

Union urges UK help over refinery

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 01:04
A closure-threatened oil refinery should be saved by the UK government to meet the nation's energy needs and preserve the 400 jobs at the site, says a union.

Car sales see biggest rise in decade

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 00:51
Sales of new cars rose at their fastest pace for a decade, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) says.

Darth Vader 'out' of Ukraine election

BBC - Fri, 2014-04-04 00:41
Ukrainian officials reject a bid from a man calling himself Darth Vader to run in the presidential election.
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