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Proposed Retirement Advice Rule Has Worrisome Loopholes, Experts Say

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-21 01:07

The Department of Labor has crafted a proposed rule to better protect Americans saving for retirement. But questions are already being raised about how effective the new rule will be.

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Child hit by car outside school

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 00:53
A child is taken to hospital after being hit by a car outside a Cardiff school.

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' trial begins

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 00:47
The trial of a 93-year-old former Nazi SS guard, known as the "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz" opens in Germany.

VIDEO: Japan train breaks speed record

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 00:24
A Japanese magnetic levitation train has broken the world speed record.

Nick Clegg accused of following 'gangsta' fashion

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 00:12
Nick Clegg's choice of outfit on Twitter is causing quite a stir.

How Real sleep their way to the top

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 00:11
Sleep-inducing wallpaper, afternoon siestas and warm milk are helping top footballers find their best form.

VIDEO: House washed away in Australia storm

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 00:01
Mobile phone footage shows a house being washed away by floodwater in Dungog in New South Wales during a fierce storm.

Google’s mobilegeddon

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 23:58
The company is making changes to the way its search engine ranks sites, and that could send some hurtling down the rankings.

Construction Of Giant Telescope In Hawaii Draws Natives' Ire

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-20 23:58

In Hawaii, a battle is going on over the future of a mountaintop. Native Hawaiians say it's sacred ground, but astronomers say it's the best place in the world to build an 18-story telescope.

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Solar Power Makes Electricity More Accessible On Navajo Reservation

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-20 23:57

The panels, funded by government grants, are helping thousands of tribal residents take advantage of the everyday luxuries enjoyed by other Americans — like turning on lights or storing food.

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What's At Stake If Supreme Court Eliminates Your Obamacare Subsidy

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-20 23:56

Each state has its own stories. In Louisiana, nearly 200,000 people signed up for health insurance through, and about 90 percent now get subsidies. What if that help goes away?

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Palm Oil Plantations Are Blamed For Many Evils. But Change Is Coming

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-20 23:55

In Indonesia, efforts are underway to grow palms in a sustainable way. But that's putting a squeeze on small farmers.

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National Guard Seeks New Mission After War

NPR News - Mon, 2015-04-20 23:53

Indiana's National Guard is fighting to stay relevant after the base has quieted dramatically now that troops have come home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Champagne from 1840 shipwreck tested

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 23:45
Bottles of champagne salvaged from a 170-year-old shipwreck have been analysed in the lab

Wonga reports £37.3m loss for 2014

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 23:37
Short-term lender Wonga made a pre-tax loss of £37.3m in 2014 amid a major overhaul of the controversial company.

Sky profits boosted by strong demand

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 23:34
Pay-TV broadcaster Sky reports a 20% rise in operating profits, helped by strong demand for its services across Europe.

VIDEO: Brave enough to challenge your boss?

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 23:25
Junior staff within the airline industry are encouraged to speak up to more senior staff, including pilots, if they believe they have made a mistake.

In pictures: New Order

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 23:25
Kevin Cummins' photographs of the Manchester band

Egypt's Morsi faces first verdict

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 23:24
Egypt's former President Mohammed Morsi is due to hear his first verdict since his ousting on charges of inciting the killing of protesters.

VIDEO: Christian health worker 'painted as crazy'

BBC - Mon, 2015-04-20 23:19
Christian health worker Victoria Wasteney speaks about accusations she tried to convert a Muslim colleague.