National / International News

Lallana completes £25m Liverpool move

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 05:36
Southampton captain Adam Lallana completes a £25m transfer to Liverpool after the England midfielder passes a medical.

Trident 'in UK's national interest'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 05:35
It is in the UK's national security interest to keep the Trident nuclear weapons system, a group of former ministers, diplomats and generals say.

'Celebrity' claim of Jayden killer

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 05:33
The ex-boyfriend of murdered Jayden Parkinson told a prison worker he was a "celebrity", a court hears.

Erdogan to run for Turkey presidency

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 05:30
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to run for president in the August election, the ruling AK Party confirms.

Thousands Rally In Hong Kong To Call For Democratic Vote

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-01 05:16

Activists are threatening to blockade the city's financial district unless China allows a free and fair vote to elect Hong Kong's leader.

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Keane named Aston Villa assistant boss

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 05:05
Roy Keane returns to club football as he is named the new assistant manager at Aston Villa, working under Paul Lambert.

West Midlands PCC dies aged 59

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 05:05
West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Bob Jones dies aged 59.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 04:50
MPs condemn the murder of three Israeli teens who were abducted in the West Bank.

VIDEO: Harris plaque 'likely to be removed'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 04:45
The Mayor of Perth in Western Australia has told the BBC that a plaque to the disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris is likely to be removed from the city of his birth.

Skimpier Health Plans Could Impose Big Out-Of-Pocket Costs

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-01 04:42

Insurers and some Democratic senators say people should have a cheaper option on the health exchanges. But those plans may leave people with painfully high copays and deductibles if they get sick.

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Third baby in feed probe dies

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 04:41
A third death linked to contaminated hospital feed for premature babies has died, according to Public Health England.

Energy firms hacked by 'Dragonfly'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 04:38
US security firm Symantec unearths a hacking campaign led by a group known as Dragonfly that hit more than 1,000 energy firms in North America and Europe

Pakistan 'disrupts terror bases'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 04:35
Pakistan's army says it has severely disrupted militant bases in North Waziristan, despite reports that many militants left before troops moved in.

Labour plans regional 'powerhouses'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 04:25
Labour leader Ed Miliband promises to devolve £30bn of spending to English regions and create regional super-councils to shift power away from London.

AUDIO: Pub burglar says sorry after 22 years

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 04:23
Cheshire pub owners have been sent a cheque and letter to say sorry for a theft that happened 22 years ago.

Hitler Youth tweet candidate resigns

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 04:11
A parliamentary candidate for Labour resigns after tweeting an image of the Hitler Youth in relation to a protest outside BBC Scotland's headquarters.

Nine jailed over Kevin McDaid death

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 04:08
Nine men are jailed for between eight and a half years and six months in connection with the death of a Catholic community worker in Coleraine.

Man admits killing sister and fiance

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 04:04
A young driver admits killing his sister and her fiance in a car crash, leaving his nine-week-old nephew an orphan.

More workers get crammed into less space

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-07-01 04:00

More people have jobs than before the Great Recession started, but office workers are cramped into less space than before. A lot of office space went empty during the recession, but a report from the real-estate information company Reis shows that only about half of that space has filled back up. 

It’s normal for office space to come back more slowly than employment, partly because offices often shrink more slowly than the workforce too.

"As you go into a recesssion and companies start to lay off employees, often-times the size of their physical footprint can’t shrink in accordance with that," says Ryan Severino, an economist at Reis. "So there tends to be a little bit of a mismatch."    

In other words, when companies bring back workers, a lot of them already have a bunch of extra space to put those people.  

Even when companies don’t have extra space — say, they were able to get out of their old lease and take a smaller space — increasing the footprint comes after hiring the people, and not until the old space gets tight.

"When you start doubling-up that office space, and start hearing complaints, you’re going to start planning," says  Susan Wachter, a professor at the Wharton School of business. "But you need to know the people are on board, and that you’re gonna need that space. And then, that too takes time." Budgeting for a move, for example, doesn't happen overnight.

This recovery has seen even less pickup of office space than previous cycles. Wachter also notes that open layouts, which require less space per employee, have become more popular.

World Cup match-fixing claims made

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 03:59
Cameroon football authorities are to investigate claims that seven players helped to fix games at the World Cup.
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