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Miliband 'happy' to meet Pfizer boss

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 07:51
Labour leader Ed Miliband says he hopes to meet the US drugs firm next week to discuss its proposed bid for AstraZeneca.

Arrest over mutilation 'conspiracy'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 07:44
A woman is arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of conspiracy to commit female genital mutilation.

PODCAST: Apple goes shopping

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-05-09 07:36

Apple is not a company that has bought its way to success through big acquitions. But today there's word of a change in strategy. Several published reports today, starting in the Financial Times, suggest Apple's about to buy Beats, the headphones and music streaming company. Beats was founded by record producer Jimmy Iovine and rapper Dr. Dre. Michael Levin is with onsumer Intelligence Research Partners and joined us to discuss.

Meanwhile, this weekend, college seniors and their families will hear a lot of stirring words from commencement speakers as graduation season gets into full swing. What comes next for many will be a little less stirring: the job hunt.

And, the World Economic Forum for Africa wraps up in Abuja, Nigeria today. Energy production was a central was a central theme, which is the frame with today's Marketplace Morning Report Quiz.  In the roll of Quizmaster: Stephan Richter, editor in chief at the Globalist.

Images of man after park sex attack

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 07:30
Police investigating a sex attack in Glasgow Green release CCTV images of a man they want to trace in connection with the attack.

Flood Of Noahs Hit U.S. Cribs In 2013, Taking Baby Name Honors

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-09 07:25

After 54 years of dominance, Jacob and Mark were overcome by Noah as the most popular name for baby boys in the U.S. Sophia was the top pick for girls.

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Rodgers set for new Liverpool deal

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 07:22
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers reveals that the "framework" of a new contract has been agreed with the club.

Harris 'assaulted daughter's friend'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 07:21
Entertainer Rolf Harris groomed and repeatedly molested a friend of his daughter, a prosecutor says, describing him as a "Jekyll and Hyde" character.

VIDEO: Deadly gun battle on Mariupol streets

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 07:21
At least 20 pro-Russian protesters have been killed in violence in the south of Ukraine, the country's Interior Minister has said.

'Killer robots' to be debated at UN

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 07:19
The use of killer robots will be debated for the first time at the United Nations Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons.

Nigeria schoolgirl abductions: Five questions

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 07:14
... And four other questions about Nigeria's abducted schoolgirls

Syria troops move into Homs Old City

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 07:11
Syrian government troops move into previously rebel-held areas of Homs - once a hub of the revolution - after the evacuation of rebel forces.

Friday's gossip column

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 07:09
Barcelona rival Arsenal for Martinez, Liverpool make bid for Lallana, Inter want Torres and Cole wanted by Monaco.

National's outdoor venue sheds name

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 07:07
A new name is being sought for The Shed, the National Theatre's temporary space which launched last year.

GDP 'close to pre-crisis level'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 06:58
The UK economy is close to regaining its pre-financial crisis size, according to research organisation NIESR.

Heathrow congestion charge proposed

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 06:56
People travelling to Heathrow Airport by car could have to pay a congestion charge if the airport's proposed third runway is built.

US politicians question Pfizer bid

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 06:52
US governors raise concerns about job losses in the US and senators threaten to close a tax loophole that Pfizer hopes to use.

I'm like a supply teacher - Sherwood

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 06:41
Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood compares himself to a supply teacher and says uncertainty over his job is creating a lack of respect.

Killer denies Elaine Doyle murder

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 06:39
A man who murdered a teenage girl in Kilmarnock tells the Elaine Doyle murder trial that he did not kill the 16-year-old in Greenock.

Noah beats Jacob as top US boys name

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 06:36
Jacob has lost its spot as the most popular name for newborn American boys after 14 years, knocked from its place by Noah, the government says

NPR Names Jarl Mohn As Its New CEO And President

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-09 06:34

Jarl Mohn currently serves on the boards of several organizations, including Scripps Networks Interactive and Southern California Public Radio. He will be NPR's fourth leader since the start of 2009.

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