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McDonald's happy plan

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-05-04 01:00
$6.4 billion

This is how much fine Google would have to pay if it was found guilty. Today, we spoke with the European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager . The high-profile official is leading the probe into the tech giant. Google is accused of using its dominate position in Europe (90 percent of market share) to promote its own services in searches. Google denies any wrongdoing. 


That's the median expected retirement age. A new Gallup poll found 37 percent of people expected to retire after 65, a portion that has been growing for decades, especially after 2009. In contrast, about two thirds of retired people surveyed sad they stopped working before turning 65.


This is how many outlets McDonald's have around the world. A big turnaround plan is due today from the fast food giant. Representative says it will reassert itself a quote "modern, progressive burger company." This at a time the fast-food giant's global sales were down 2.3 percent in the first quarter.

87 percent

The portion of ads in iTune's top 100 podcasts that advertised for web-based services, according to an analysis by FiveThirtyEight. We looked into the niche-but-growing business of podcast advertising, where giving a host that latitude to curse when talking about your product could lead to great return on investment.

81 percent

The portion of The Onion's revenue that comes from Onion Labs, the satirical news organization's sponsored content arm. The Atlantic notes, the satirical newspaper is in the pretty much the exact same predicament as the news organizations it mimics; The Onion hasn't actually been in print for years, instead it's building verticals and selling branded content as it tries to stay afloat, even profitable, online.


This is reported how much Floyd Mayweather made per second over the weekend. The boxing match between Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Manny "Pac Man" Pacquiao brought in millions for the boxers. It also made the most expensive pay per view episode in history. 


Le Pen's party to decide his fate

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 00:55
France's former National Front leader Jean-Marie Le Pen will hear if he is to lose his post of honorary president after a series of inflammatory remarks.

Child sex crime team for north Wales

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 00:51
A specialist team is being set up in north Wales to combat sex crimes against children, the police and crime commissioner's office says.

VIDEO: When is a late train really late?

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 00:41
Tony Miles from Modern Railway Magazine explains how train companies decide when a train is late and why some trains cannot run on time.

Man City 'must forget Wembley final'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 00:37
Manchester City Women must focus on their FA Women's Cup semi-final and not a possible final to Wembley.

Where Poor Kids Grow Up Makes A Huge Difference

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-04 00:34

Poor kids who moved to neighborhoods with less poverty did much better than those who didn't move.

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Amazon doubles free delivery limit

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 00:28
Online retail giant Amazon is raising the minimum spend shoppers must make to qualify for its "super saver" free delivery service.

VIDEO: Freed Boko Haram hostages speak out

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 00:16
Women and children who have been held by Boko Haram militants say that some of their group was stoned to death as the Nigerian army approached to rescue them.

PwC ends A-level criteria for jobs

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 00:01
Accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers is to stop using A-levels grades as a way of selecting recruits for graduate jobs.

'England punished for playing safe'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-03 23:58
Peter Moores' selection errors are partly to blame for England's failure to beat West Indies, says Jonathan Agnew.

VIDEO: Tax disc confusion 'costs millions'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-03 23:50
The AA estimates motorists are losing out to the tune of almost £40m because of the way the new tax disc system works, although the DVLA disputes the figures.

Climate drives new era in Arctic sea

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-03 23:48
Changes in the Arctic Ocean are so profound that the region is entering what amounts to "a new era", according to Norwegian scientists.

Voting turn out 'time-bomb' warning

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-03 23:31
The next generation of voters in Wales may completely ignore formal politics, the Electoral Reform Society warns.

Tolls a 'cash cow', say Lib Dems

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-03 23:25
The Liberal Democrats accuse their rivals of planning to use Severn Bridge tolls as a "cash-cow" when they return to public ownership in 2018.

VIDEO: Battling the best Segway polo teams

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-03 23:24
BBC Click challenge some of the world's best players of Segway polo.

A Novel Dutch Lawsuit Demands Govt. Cut Carbon Emissions

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 23:23

An environmental group is behind the class-action suit that says the government is not doing enough to protect citizens. The case is being closely watched and a ruling is set for next month.

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A Landscape Of Abundance Becomes A Landscape Of Scarcity

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 23:21

Photographer Matt Black spends his days capturing images that illustrate the impact of the drought on people living in California's Central Valley.

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A Woman Uses Art To Come To Terms With Her Father's Death

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 23:03

Artist Jennifer Rodgers' father was hospitalized for seven months with sepsis before he died. She used the creative process to try to comprehend his suffering and her loss.

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Asia's markets in positive territory

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-03 22:46
Markets in Asia were mostly up on Monday, following stocks in the US, which ended the week higher after recovering losses.

VIDEO: The candidates who know they will win

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-03 22:41
A shortage in councillors means there will be an increase in the number of candidates elected without competition in local elections on 7 May.