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Glitter charged with sex offences

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 07:47
Former pop star Gary Glitter is charged with eight counts of sexual offences against girls aged 12-14 between 1977 and 1980.

'Open Carry' Gun Laws Spark Texas Backlash

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-05 07:46

The unnerving presence of young men carrying big guns in fast food restaurants and retail stores is causing consternation — even in firearm-friendly Texas.

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Manhunt Underway In Canada After 3 Police Officers Killed

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-05 07:45

Residents have been asked to stay indoors as police search for the gunman. A 24-year-old suspect has been identified in shootings that took place Wednesday night in New Brunswick.

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Saudi Arabia To Test Camels And Livestock For MERS

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-05 07:45

Now that it's clear that camels can infect humans with Middle East respiratory syndrome, Saudi Arabian officials are expanding testing of the animals in the country.

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PODCAST: The $32 Billion Sprint/T-Mobile merger

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-06-05 07:42
Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 10:19 JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images

A T-Mobile logo hangs under pink umbrellas 

More on the European Central Bank's moves to avoid deflation. Plus, with Sprint potentially buying T-Mobile for as much as $32 Billion, a look at the pros and cons of the possible merger. Last up, a new study shows how vocal fry can negatively affect men, and especially women when applying for jobs.

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday June 5, 2014 by Mark GarrisonPodcast Title 08-19-13 Mid-Day Update – Sprint/T-Mobile mergerStory Type BlogSyndication All in onePMPApp Respond No

Chief constable to retire in June

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 07:40
Chief Constable Matt Baggott announces that he will step down at the end of this month, earlier than planned.

VIDEO: D-Day remembered 70 years on

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 07:37
Commemorations are taking place in Portsmouth and Normandy to mark 70 years since the D-Day landings in France.

VIDEO: How will negative interest boost growth?

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 07:36
The ECB has lowered its deposit rate to below zero in a bid to urge banks to increase lending to businesses.

Chicago Conference Is The Latest In Tech Sexism Hall Of Shame

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-05 07:28

Creating another sore spot for an industry under scrutiny for lack of inclusiveness, Techweek Chicago sends out a party invite featuring scantily clad women in provocative poses, then apologizes.

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Torture methods 'authorised' in NI

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 07:22
A memo reveals the British government authorised the use of torture methods in Northern Ireland in 1970 and 1971.

PODCAST: The $32 Billion Sprint/T-Mobile merger

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-06-05 07:19

More on the European Central Bank's moves to avoid deflation. Plus, with Sprint potentially buying T-Mobile for as much as $32 Billion, a look at the pros and cons of the possible merger. Last up, a new study shows how vocal fry can negatively affect men, and especially women when applying for jobs.

Israel plans new settlement homes

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 06:59
Israel advances plans for 1,460 new homes in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank after the formation of a Palestinian unity government.

In Pictures: Remembering D-Day

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 06:50
Commemorative events

ECB imposes negative interest rate

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 06:46
The European Central Bank introduces a negative interest rate of 0.1% on deposits to try to encourage banks to lend more to companies in the eurozone.

In A First For Britain, A Secret Trial For Terrorism Suspects

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-05 06:45

The trial, due to begin June 16, involves two men whose names and alleged offenses are being kept under wraps. U.K. media are calling it a "casting aside of the centuries-old doctrine of open courts."

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Riding 'The Beast' Across Mexico To The U.S. Border

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-05 06:44

As many as a half-million undocumented immigrants, including more and more children, make dangerous 1,450-mile trips atop this network of freight trains each year.

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Hagel defends Taliban soldier deal

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 06:32
The US defence secretary tells the BBC the decision to strike a deal with the Taliban on a US soldier's release was unanimous in the White House.

VIDEO: Triple-triumph for Underwood at CMTs

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 06:32
Carrie Underwood was just one of the winners at this years CMT Music Awards

Hardaker apologises for comments

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 06:20
Leeds Rhinos full-back Zak Hardaker apologises for "offensive" comments he made in last week's defeat by Warrington Wolves.

Sprint and T-Mobile eyeing $32 billion merger

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-06-05 06:20
Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 09:07 JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images

A T-Mobile logo hangs under pink umbrellas 

Sprint and T-Mobile, the nation’s third and fourth largest wireless phone operators, may have agreed on a pricetag for merging, according to early reports.

Turns out, sometimes three + four = $32 billion.

That’s how much Sprint could pay to acquire T-Mobile, a merger that would continue a wave of telecom and media consolidation. So how would that affect consumers?

Canalys analyst Chris Jones says T-Mobile has attracted millions of customers in the last year, “with an uncarrier strategy: taking away early termination fees, having zero down on a new phone, and having free international roaming.”

Jones says that if Sprint and T-Mobile become a more dominant carrier, those aggressive incentives might go away.

But Angelo Zino, an equity analyst with S&P Capital IQ, thinks a combined Sprint/T-Mobile would be a lot more competitive on pricing, given the economies of scale.

“That’s gonna put additional pressure on both AT&T and Verizon,” he says. “And that bodes well, we think for customers.”

Zino says price competitiveness could help the merger survive the scrutiny of federal regulators, who now have several potential megadeals on their plates. 

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