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Tidal's wave is breaking

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-04-23 08:15
$1.7 billion

That's the budget for a planned NFL stadium, approved by the city of Carson, California Tuesday. Similar plans went through in Inglewood earlier this year. There are a few franchises weighing a move to Los Angeles after about 20 years with no NFL presence in the city. While a team could make a killing on luxe suites and skyboxes, moving to LA is a big expense, and teams in smaller markets like Green Bay enjoy devoted fans and healthy profits.

$56 million

That's what Jay Z paid for Aspiro and its streaming music service Tidal. Despite the massive star-power behind it and a promise to pay artists more than rival services, Tidal seems to be failing after about a month, the Guardian reported, dropping off the top-700 App Store chart. Meanwhile, Spotify and Pandora are still going strong.

September 10, 1963

The date Marvel Comics published Avengers #1, and the world first met the super-team. Before "Avengers: Age of Ultron" hits theaters next week, the Wall Street Journal has analyzed 50 years of Avengers comic book covers, showing how color palettes, technique and printing technology have evolved. 

$1.5 trillion

That's the estimated buying power of Latinos in the U.S., and big brands are taking notice. Target has begun reaching out to millennial Latinos with a new campaign called "#SinTraduccion," focused on words and ideas that don't always translate.

8 million

That's how many taxpayers were disconnected from the IRS phone lines this season, up from 360,000 last year, the Washington Post reported. Agency officials say budget cuts and additional expenses from enforcing the health care bill were to blame. According to a report by House Republicans, the IRS spent $134 million less on customer service this year, all told.

Thoughts Can Fuel Some Deadly Brain Cancers

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-23 08:13

A doctor-scientist's long quest to help children with a rare form of brain cancer has led to the discovery that high levels of brain activity can make glioma tumors grow faster.

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Kidman to return to London stage

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 08:01
Nicole Kidman is to return to the London stage, in a play directed by Michael Grandage, 17 years after her critically acclaimed appearance in The Blue Room.

Tinnitus mapped inside human brain

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 08:00
For the first time, brain signals relating to the constant ringing noise of tinnitus have been mapped across a wide area inside a patient's brain.

EU leaders in migrant crisis talks

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 07:49
European leaders hold an emergency summit on how to deal with the large numbers of migrants risking a journey across the Mediterranean.

Warren Weinstein, American Killed In U.S. Operation, Was Veteran Aid Worker

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-23 07:44

The USAID contractor was kidnapped in 2011 from his home Pakistan just days before he was scheduled to leave the country. He spent much of his career in some of the world's toughest places.

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Fognini stuns Nadal in Barcelona

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 07:41
Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal loses in straight sets to Italy's Fabio Fognini in round three of the clay-court Barcelona Open.

Sherwood issues warning to Grealish

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 07:35
Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish is warned by boss Tim Sherwood after he was pictured apparently inhaling nitrous oxide.

Exam board investigates question leak

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 07:34
A UK exam board says some overseas students taking an IGCSE exam last week knew in advance what questions they would face.

VIDEO: Who's saying hello to David Cameron?

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 07:31
The little voice saying hello to David Cameron, clapping for Ed Miliband and probably the best speech in the world.

Nobody better than me - Rodgers

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 07:30
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says there is nobody better to lead the club despite them missing out on a trophy this term.

Labour: unqualified teachers must go

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 07:27
Labour would fire unqualified teachers if they are not working towards qualification by 2020, shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt says.

Election 2015 in pictures: 23 April

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 07:27
Images from the campaign trail: 23 April

Three bailed over Claudia murder

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 07:25
Three men arrested on suspicion of murdering York chef Claudia Lawrence are released on bail.

Police Facebook selfie goader jailed

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 07:25
A man who taunted police on Facebook by posting selfies during a hunt for him is jailed after admitting two offences.

Man charged with murder bid on baby

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 07:16
A man appears in court charged with attempted murder after a baby girl suffered a serious head injury at a house in Kilmarnock.

Body found at scene of house fire

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 07:15
The body of an adult is found inside a house in north Belfast following a fire at the property.

Trump holds off Carrington to win

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 07:06
Judd Trump holds off a fightback by Stuart Carrington to win 10-6 and reach the World Snooker Championship second round.

7 Lost American Slang Words

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-23 07:03

Remembering cool words that are no longer cool — or even used much.

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Annuity payments 'at record low'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 07:00
The average annual income from a standard annuity has fallen to a record low within three weeks of a major overhaul of the pension system.

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