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Credit Agencies Agree To Wait Before Adding Medical Debt To Ratings

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-13 08:22

Insurers sometimes wrangle with patients and for months before paying a bill. A new six-month waiting period will give consumers time to resolve disputes and avoid having their credit ratings dinged.

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Director resigns over Mohammed tweet

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 08:08
A Rangers director has resigned amid controversy over a tweet which showed a sexually explicit cartoon of the prophet Mohammed.

'Lazy loner' Bale under fire in Spain

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 08:02
Why is Real Madrid's record signing under attack from the Spanish media?

Egypt reveals administrative capital

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 07:56
A new website reveals Egypt's plans to build a new administrative and business capital, on the outskirts of Cairo, which will house up to five million residents.

Comic Relief costume sparks manhunt

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 07:52
A man wearing fancy dress for Comic Relief sparks a manhunt after walking down a street in camouflage and carrying a fake firearm.

VIDEO: Boycott: England in 3 words? Rubbish!

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 07:41
BBC TMS pundit Geoffrey Boycott answers your questions following England's early World Cup exit.

Hundreds of jobs go at building firm

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 07:41
A total of 258 staff are made redundant by administrators as Dundee-based building firm Muirfield Contracts is wound down.

Making Pies For Pi Day: Think Inside The Circle

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-13 07:37

As math lovers know, it's almost Pi Day. And what better way to celebrate than by rolling out the dough? An NPR editor known for her experimental baking shares some of her favorite recipes.

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PODCAST: The annual dance with default

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-03-13 07:35

First up: After a rally Thursday, the stocks were trending down in the first hours of trading Friday. We check in with Christopher Lowe from FTN Financial to talk falling wholesale prices, raising oil production and reading the Fed's tea leaves. Then, the federal government will begin its almost-annual dance with default on Sunday: the debt ceiling is back. Finally, on the second anniversary of Pope Francis' election, we look at how the Pope has reformed the Church's finances and the work he has yet to do on the Vatican Bank.

Jamie Oliver site hit by virus again

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 07:33
Cyber-thieves have returned for second helpings at the website of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.

Coneygree wins thrilling Gold Cup

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 07:29
Coneygree holds off a late charge after leading from the outset to win a thrilling Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Man dumped 1,000 tonnes of rubbish

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 07:22
A businessman is ordered to pay more than £100,000 for illegally dumping 1,000 tonnes of rubbish.

France Wins Battle Against Belgium's Plan For A Waterloo Coin

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-13 07:18

A two-euro coin commemorating the bicentennial of Napoleon Bonaparte's defeat will not be widely released, after French objections over what it called a "negative symbol."

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French prosecutor seeks HSBC trial

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 07:16
The French financial prosecutor's office demands that HSBC's Swiss private bank face a criminal trial for tax evasion.

SA concern at Nigeria 'mercenaries'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 07:13
South Africa's government says it is concerned at reports that its citizens have been contracted to help Nigeria's army fight Boko Haram militants.

Pellegrini dismisses player row

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 07:11
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini plays down reports of an altercation between Vincent Kompany and Fernandinho.

Murray's new coach wants 'enjoyment'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 07:11
Jonas Bjorkman hopes to "bring energy and enjoyment" to Andy Murray's practice sessions during his five-week trial.

Party leaders admit taking cannabis

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 07:03
Three of Scotland's four main party leaders admit taking cannabis when they were younger.

Police warning over Budget leaks

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 06:58
The top civil servant at the Treasury warns staff that he will not hesitate to call in the police if any of them leak details from the Budget.

Frost 'asked mum to sign agreement'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 06:48
Actress Sadie Frost asked close relatives to sign confidentiality agreements because she did not know the source of tabloid stories about her, a court hears.