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Froch will get knocked out - Groves

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 04:27
George Groves predicts he will knock Carl Froch out at Wembley on Saturday - and says he will do it with a left hook.

Mobile firms urged to unlock phones

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 04:27
Mobile customers should have their phones unlocked for free at the end of a contract, Which? says, and pay-as-you-go phones should always be unlocked.

Canoe death conman to repay £40,000

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 04:27
Convicted canoe death fraudster John Darwin is ordered to pay back £40,000 from his pension under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

N Korea to probe Japanese abductions

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 04:22
North Korea will reopen an investigation into the fate of Japanese nationals it abducted decades ago, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says.

VIDEO: Kate gets taste for Scotch whisky

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 04:17
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit a whisky distillery on a visit to Perthshire.

VIDEO: Cruise's three premieres in one day

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 04:16
Tom Cruise cruises into three premieres in London, Paris and New York, all in one day

PSNI murder case appeal dismissed

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 03:48
Two men jailed for the dissident republican murder of Constable Stephen Carroll in Northern Ireland five years ago lose an appeal against their convictions.

Mother died after Caesarean section

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 03:42
A mother died from severe blood loss after having a Caesarean section, an inquest hears.

Judge Halts Ohio Executions, Citing Drug Controversy

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-29 03:31

A federal judge has put Ohio's next two scheduled executions on hold, months after an inmate took more than 20 minutes to die in an execution in the state.

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Before, after and after-after

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 03:30
How dieters end up putting the weight back on

Cable: I'm supporting party leader

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 03:30
Vince Cable denies acting disloyally after one of his closest allies attempted to get Nick Clegg removed as Lib Dem leader.

UK opposes 'yet more money' for EU

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 03:27
The UK Treasury says the European Commission should not be asking for "yet more money" from EU member states.

Ex-Man Utd owner Glazer dies aged 85

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 03:19
Malcolm Glazer, the billionaire businessman who led a controversial takeover of Manchester United in 2005, dies at the age of 85.

Could World Cup matches be fixed?

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 03:15
Fifa's head of security, Ralf Mutschke, tells Ed Hawkins that the 2014 World Cup in Brazil is not immune to match-fixing.

Help to Buy supports 7,313 sales

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 03:13
Some 7,313 homes have been sold so far in the UK under the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme, the Treasury says.

Search For Flight MH370 Black Boxes Ends; 'Pings' In Dispute

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-29 03:10

Search and salvage teams will now assess where they should look next for the jet's remains, after Australian agency says the search area "can now be discounted as the final resting place of MH370."

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Caption Challenge: Trombone man

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 03:09
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Help to Buy irrelevant to London bubble

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 03:05
Why Help to Buy is irrelevant to the London bubble

Drugs to treat alcohol top £3m

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 03:01
There were a million hospital admissions related to alcohol in England last year and £3.13m was spent on drugs to treat alcohol dependency.

Hosting the Olympics and coming away with a profit? Imagine that. Three cities that bucked the trend

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-05-29 02:59
Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 03:30 Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the Coastal Cluster Olympic Village ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 5, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

With such high costs, it's seemingly miraculous that any chosen location manages to turn a profit. Yet, some manage to do so. Here are three cities that managed to come out of their hosting stint on top:

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1. Los Angeles - Surplus: $232.5 Million

The west coast city managed to end the games with a $232.5 million surpluss due to smart planning -- like revamping old facilities as opposed to building new ones -- and budgeting. The design teams also used cheaper materials typically associated with temporary tents. You can read more about how L.A. pulled it off here.

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2. Salt Lake City - Surplus: $56 Million

Salt Lake City donated about $30 million of their profits to the Utah Athletic Foundation.

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3.  Atlanta - Surplus: $10 Million

Aside from finishing in the black, Atlanta also benefitted from converting one of its Olympic stadiums into a facility for baseball.

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday May 29, 2014by Tobin LowStory Type BlogSyndication PMPApp Respond No
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