National / International News

Economic growth in the U.S. stalled this winter

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-04-30 04:19

On Wednesday the government reported GDP numbers. Turns out, January to March showed hardly any growth -- an annual rate of just one-tenth of one percent, way below forecasts. Spending on goods was down, but for services, like healthcare, consumer spending was up. Business investments and exports were down, so it wasn't just the weather. But analysts say more recent data suggest the current quarter will be better.

GDP measures when money changes hands. On this program, we keep track of alternative measures. Chris Hoenig is President of The State of the USA, an outfit that's working with the government to come up with an online, interactive scorecard for how we're doing. He joins Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to discuss. 

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 04:09
The prime minister criticises the Labour leader for focusing on the sale of Royal Mail.

Drug resistance 'global threat'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 04:05
Resistance to antibiotics poses a "major global threat" to public health, according to a report by the World Health Organization.

VIDEO: Mother still unsure where baby ashes are

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 04:04
Dorothy Maitland, whose baby's ashes were disposed of by Mortonhall Crematorium, says: "I'm just not sure that my daughter's ashes are there".

Australia Rebuffs Possibility Of Flight 370 Wreckage In Bay Of Bengal

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-30 04:03

A marine exploration firm says it has found what may be debris from the missing plane in the Bay of Bengal. But the head of search efforts off Australia says his team is "looking in the right place."

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VIDEO: Inside ex-lawyers' chocolate factory

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 03:57
As small business output gets a boost, the BBC's Steph McGovern takes a guided tour of British chocolate manufacturers Montezuma's.

Day in pictures: 30 April 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 03:50
News photos from past 24 hours: 30 April

VIDEO: Speaker: The Prime Minister has finished

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 03:49
David Cameron does not welcome the Speaker's interruption as he mocks Labour's appointment of a US election adviser.

PM's tribute to air crash servicemen

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 03:49
The prime minister pays tribute to two Welshmen killed in a helicopter accident in Afghanistan last weekend.

Zero hours - a work in progress

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 03:49
What have we learned about controversial contracts?

Afghans 'repel big attack on base'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 03:47
Afghan forces backed by Nato air power repel an assault by more than 300 militants on an army base close to the Pakistani border, officials say.

Prince Harry and Cressida split up

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 03:46
Prince Harry and his girlfriend Cressida Bonas have broken up after two years together, with the split said to be "amicable".

Third Met PC sacked over 'plebgate'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 03:44
A third Metropolitan Police officer is sacked over the "plebgate" row that followed a Downing Street argument between police and MP Andrew Mitchell.

Worker put students at HIV 'risk'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 03:43
Hundreds of University of Derby students were put at risk of HIV and Hepatitis B infection after a university worker reused syringe barrels, the university says.

Bad Behavior From A Sports Franchise Owner? That's Not New

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-30 03:43

As the Donald Sterling controversy unfolds, commentator Frank Deford recalls scandals surrounding other team owners, and penalties they did or didn't pay.

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Spain sees economy pick up pace

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 03:42
Spain's economy grew at its fastest quarterly pace since 2008 during the first three months of the year, the country's statistics body says.

Poison case nurse 'won life battle'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 03:29
A dental nurse who was accused of lacing her boss's coffee with mercury says she won "the battle of her life" when she heard the case had been dropped.

Co-op report blames Britannia deal

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 03:25
The Co-operative Bank's merger with the Britannia building society in 2009 should never have happened, a major review of the organisation has concluded.

VIDEO: Many tributes in book of condolence

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 03:18
A book of condolence has been filled with tributes and messages of support for the family of Ann Maguire, the teacher who was fatally stabbed in Leeds on Monday.

Alliance Party office petrol bombed

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 03:18
Seven bombs are thrown at an Alliance Party office in east Belfast, the police say.
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