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Job Growth Less Than Expected, But Unemployment Hits 5-Year Low

NPR News - Fri, 2014-02-07 03:45

While the jobless rate edged down to 6.6 percent in January from December's 6.7 percent, only 113,000 jobs were added to payrolls. That's well below what was anticipated.

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AUDIO: App lets Facebook friends loan money

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 03:40
A new Facebook app has been launched which lets people borrow money from their friends.

VIDEO: US jobs: 'It's hard for me to survive'

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 03:38
It is hoped that January's jobs figure will show a significant improvement on the previous month.

Sectarian abuse teacher quits school

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 03:35
A teacher at the Boys' Model School in north Belfast who became a target for sectarian online abuse is to leave for another education board area.

Insolvencies at lowest for 8 years

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 03:34
The number of individual insolvencies in England and Wales fell to its lowest level for eight years in 2013, according to government figures.

Storm Qumaira batters western France

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 03:32
A fierce storm batters the west of France, leaving 55,000 people without power and flooding homes and businesses in Brittany.

Latest Fourth Plinth works unveiled

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 03:30
A skeletal riderless horse and a 10-metre-high thumbs up are the latest works that will take their place on the fourth plinth in London's Trafalgar Square.

Clubs 'want safe-standing areas'

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 03:30
Football League clubs back calls for the introduction of safe-standing areas at grounds in the Championship.

'No target' in UK animal tests plan

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 03:29
The UK government launches its plan to replace, refine and reduce animals in research, but campaigners are disappointed.

VIDEO: Stolen Stradivarius unveiled by police

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 03:24
Milwaukee police say they think they have recovered a rare Stradivarius violin valued at $5m (£3m) stolen last month

VIDEO: Iran handout backfires in 'shame'

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 03:20
Free-food scheme backfires on Iran's president

Anderson film opens Berlin festival

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 03:07
Wes Anderson's latest movie The Grand Budapest Hotel opens the Berlin Film Festival to rave reviews.

Eurovision to ban cheats from show

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 03:05
Countries found to be vote-rigging at the Eurovision Song Contest will face bans of up to three years, organisers say.

National Gallery buys first US work

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 02:57
The National Gallery makes its first ever acquisition of a painting by an American artist - a 1912 work by George Bellows.

Teachers' strike set for 26 March

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 02:52
Teachers in England and Wales are to walk out on a national strike on 26 March in a dispute over pay and conditions.

Abbott: New asylum policy 'working'

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 02:46
PM says tough policies are "working", amid apparent footage of an asylum boat being towed back and ongoing claims of abuse.

Twin bombs target Cairo police

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 02:44
Six police officers are wounded after two bombs go off in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.

VIDEO: Earliest UK human footprints found

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 02:37
Scientists have discovered the earliest evidence of human footprints outside of Africa, on the Norfolk coast in the east of England.

Strike-hit Tube returns to normal

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 02:35
London Underground services return to normal after a 48-hour strike, as talks are expected to be held in a bid to avert more industrial action.

Earliest UK human footprints found

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 02:30
Scientists discover the earliest evidence of human footprints outside of Africa on the Norfolk coast in Eastern England.

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