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Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-05-12 01:51
$4.4 billion

That's the amount that Verizon Communications will pay to acquire AOL in an all-cash deal announced Tuesday. The move comes as Verizon attempts to bolster its ability to produce and distribute video content.

800,000 visitors

Some experts estimate that's how many visitors can be expected per year at the new presidential library. And it was announced Tuesday that President Barack Obama's library will make its home in Chicago. While the library could bring in much needed revenue to the area, others point out the sometimes disappointing attendance numbers at other, existing presidential libraries.

53.5 million

That's how many Millennials are in the workforce, according to Pew Research, just edging out Gen X last quarter to become the best-represented generation in the workforce. 

$175

That's how much a pair of Nic shears cost in 1977. These days, they can cost as much as $1000. But hairdresser Lauren Popper of La Maison Salan & Spa in Short Hills, New Jersey, says they're absolutely necessary to do her job well. You'll find out more about must-have tools in our series "Pro Tool: Tools of the Professional." We'll be exploring those absolutely necessary devices in the possession of anyone in the workforce; be they a welder or a bike messenger or a comedian.

11 billion

That's how many ketchup packets H. J. Heinz says it sells every year. It's very likely you've gotten a few of those billions, tossed in a fast food bag, opened with teeth and spilled everywhere, over and over. We looked into the sorry state of the ketchup packet for our "I've Always Wondered..." series. Its invention was a byproduct of the sugar packet, but cost is getting in the way of innovation -- no restaurant wants to shell out more for something they'll give away.

VIDEO: People flee buildings as new quake hits

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 01:42
People in Nepal and northern India flee from buildings as a second earthquake hits eastern Nepal.

'Significant changes' to strike law

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 01:34
Newly appointed business secretary Sajid Javid has said there will be "significant changes" to strike laws under the new Conservative government.

VIDEO: 'I saw stones flying off mountains'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 01:33
Yogita Limaye describes what she saw as a second major earthquake hit Nepal, just two weeks after a quake that killed more than 8,000 people.

Johnson will not quit over Heathrow

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 01:28
London Mayor Boris Johnson says he would not resign as an MP if a third runway at Heathrow is approved - saying he would be better off staying in Parliament to fight it.

EU court blow to ex-commissioner

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 01:22
Maltese ex-EU Commissioner John Dalli, accused of improper links to lobbyists, loses his case against the European Commission.

Sen. Warren On The 'Tilted Process' Of Asia Trade Bill

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 01:00

The Trans-Pacific Partnership has become the president's signature trade initiative, but it is also very unpopular with Democrats, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

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NYC Mayor Seeks National Spotlight, New 'Contract With America'

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 01:00

Just two years into his job as mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio is unveiling a progressive "Contract with America" in Washington. But critics back home say it's all too much, too soon.

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Duffy loses human rights challenge

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 00:59
European judges reject a claim from a prominent Northern Ireland republican that his detention under UK terror laws breached his human rights.

Malawi arrests former army chief

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 00:41
The former head of Malawi's armed forces is arrested as part of an on going investigation into government corruption known as "cashgate".

No new Berlin Philharmonic conductor

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 00:30
Members of Berlin Philharmonic orchestra are unable to agree on who should be their next chief conductor.

University's fundraising reaches £2bn

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 00:30
A University of Oxford campaign to raise funds for teaching and research raises £2bn, it is announced.

Cyprus leaders to revive peace talks

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 00:14
Cyprus peace talks are to resume on Friday, the UN announces after a meeting between the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot leaders.

VIDEO: El Nino - What is it?

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 00:03
Australia's Bureau of Meteorology has warned the El Nino weather phenomenon could pack a punch this year after declaring its onset in the tropical Pacific. Chris Fawkes explains.

VIDEO: Convicted rapist in 10-mile car chase

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 00:03
An on-the-run convicted rapist knocked over a cyclist and sent a pensioner scrambling for cover during a police pursuit through London.

Major earthquake strikes Nepal

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 23:49
A magnitude 7.4 earthquake strikes eastern Nepal, two weeks after a devastating earthquake that killed more than 8,000 people, the USGS says.

College in kidney bean conundrum

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 23:45
Staff at St John's College library are trying to reunite a large bag of red kidney beans with its rightful owner as it joins the lost and found list.

Sri Lanka first to protect mangroves

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 23:45
Sri Lanka becomes the first nation to comprehensively protect all of its mangrove forests, using a model that conservationists hope other nations will adopt.

Sheep Ranchers Count On American Muslims To Keep Lamb On Menu

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-11 23:45

Today, the average American eats about a half pound of lamb per year. Now lamb producers are setting their sights on Muslim consumers. But first they'll have to learn how to market to them.

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State Legislatures Quarreling Over Whether To Expand Medicaid

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-11 23:43

Medicaid expansion was a big deal in a handful of state legislatures this year. Wyoming said no. Tennessee said no. But Montana said yes, and three more states are coming down to the wire.

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