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Often dressed in cheese, it never goes out of style

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-05-14 06:18

From the Marketplace Datebook, here's a look at what's coming up Thursday, May 15:

In Washington, the Federal Reserve releases its April industrial production report.

Are consumers experiencing inflation in their day-to-day living expenses? The Labor Department releases its monthly Consumer Price Index.

The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee discusses the state of tobacco use in the U.S.

The first woman to be appointed as Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, turns 77.

And let's build something. How about a big, juicy, burger? May is National Hamburger Month. Now, doesn't that feel productive?

Should men shave their faces up or down?

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 06:14
In spite of the beard's current modishness, learning to shave correctly is still a rite of passage for young men. But many never quite get it right, says Jon Kelly.

GB gymnasts target Euro team success

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 06:08
Great Britain's women will prioritise team success over individual glory at the European Gymnastics Championships.

Father jailed for baby throw death

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 06:01
A father who killed his crying baby by throwing him so violently into his cot that he suffered massive head injuries is jailed.

Doctors Debate Whether Screening For Domestic Abuse Helps Stop It

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-14 05:54

After your doctor asks you whether you smoke, she might also ask if you feel safe with your partner. But an analysis suggests universal screening may not be helping people who have been abused.

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Press 'trampled' on stag gore victim

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 05:50
A stag gore victim who complained that six newspapers had made "inappropriate" references to her transgender status says the press "trampled all over my private life".

Dip in Romania and Bulgaria workers

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 05:45
The number of Romanians and Bulgarians working in the UK has fallen since restrictions were lifted in January but is up compared with a year ago, figures show.

Europe Google ruling 'astonishing'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 05:40
A ruling forcing Google to remove search results has been described as "astonishing" by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.

Roadworks unearth ancient artefacts

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 05:38
A "remarkable" haul of ancient artefacts are discovered during the construction of a £17m bypass project in southern Scotland.

How did it come to be Sir and Miss?

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 05:29
Calling teachers "Sir" or "Miss" is sexist, an academic has said. But why did these terms become the norm in British schools?

UK offers spy plane for Nigeria hunt

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 05:28
Prime Ministers David Cameron offers to send a RAF surveillance aircraft to Nigeria to help in the search for more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls.

Mine was not inspected for 16 months

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 05:20
A mine where four people drowned following an explosion had not been inspected for 16 months, a court hears.

League to decide on Scudamore action

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 05:20
A Premier League panel is to decide if chief executive Richard Scudamore should face action for sending sexist emails.

Letwin: Why we don't say Big Society

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 05:17
Oliver Letwin says the Big Society is still very much alive but ministers do not like to talk about it any more.

Who would want the right to be forgotten?

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 05:13
The things people want removed from search results

Jackson used tax avoidance scheme

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 05:10
Former Olympic hurdling star Colin Jackson invested in a company that uses a tax avoidance scheme, it is revealed.

The teenager who raised millions

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 04:58
The teenager determined to be more than a diagnosis

'Hundreds dying' in Syria detention

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 04:51
Nearly 850 people have died in Syrian government detention this year as a result of torture, executions, maltreatment and poor conditions, activists say.

Pistorius to face psychiatric tests

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 04:36
The judge in the Oscar Pistorius trial orders that the South African Paralympic athlete should undergo a mental evaluation.

Who are the UK's foreign workers?

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 04:25
Who are the UK's foreign workers?
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