National / International News

US economy adds 209,000 jobs in July

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 07:50
The US economy added 209,000 jobs in July, latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data reveal, adding to optimism that the recovery continues apace.

Held GSK detective visited by son

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 07:09
The son of a private investigator linked to a GlaxoSmithKline corruption investigation in China has been allowed to visit his father.

VIDEO: Hammond: 'Diplomacy never dead'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 07:08
The Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said that "diplomacy is never dead" despite a truce between Israel and Hamas breaking down within hours.

Immigration inspector John Vine quits

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 07:01
The independent chief inspector of borders and immigration, John Vine, who has been highly critical of the immigration system, will step down more than six months early.

VIDEO: Multiple Taiwan gas blasts kill 25

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 06:50
Taiwan gas blasts in Kaohsiung kill at least 24

Risking it all to save the boss

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 06:39
The workers risking it all for their popular chief executive

Day in pictures: 1 August 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 05:59
24 hours of news photos: 1 August

Working Lives Panama

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 05:49
Five very different working lives in Panama

Germany's Kohl keeps historic tapes

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 05:34
German ex-Chancellor Helmut Kohl wins a bitter legal battle to keep 200 tapes recording his political life.

Cheltenham Banksy artwork defaced

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 04:54
A Banksy artwork painted on the wall of a house in Cheltenham, which was at the centre of a row over its removal, has been defaced.

VIDEO: On board 'safety shield' London bus

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 04:30
New software will be trialled on a number of London buses to try to reduce collisions, Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed.

Big GCSE result variations predicted

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 04:29
England's schools are being told to expect big variability in their GCSE results because of the largest changes to the exams for several years.

The next generation to get corporate attention

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-08-01 04:00

Brands and corporations pay good money to people from Generation X to figure out how to get folks from Generation Y, the Millennials, to open their wallets. Now, a new group is getting corporate love: Generation Z (at least that's what they're called until someone finds a better name). Marketplace’s Mark Garrison spoke with Dan Gould, senior cultural strategist at market research firm Sparks and Honey, which is studying Generation Z and its growing buying power.

Click the media player above to hear Dan Gould in conversation with Marketplace Morning Report guest host Mark Garrison.

Meet Generation Z: Forget Everything You Learned About Millennials from sparks & honey

Nasa rover to make oxygen on Mars

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 03:55
Instruments on the next Nasa rover will attempt to make air and fuel from the Martian atmosphere to support future human landings.

VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 03:24
Driverless cars to be allowed on UK roads in 2015, plus other technology news

Secret Cinema show finally opens

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 03:17
Secret Cinema has finally opened its Back to the Future show to strong reviews after the late cancellation of earlier dates.

AUDIO: Meet the Tough Mudder founder

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 03:10
Tough Mudder founder Will Dean explains the appeal of the endurance event.

Egypt statue museums lose status

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 03:09
Two museums in Northampton lose their accreditation status after the controversial sale of a 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue, the Arts Council rules.

PODCAST: Marketing to Generation Z

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-08-01 03:00

First up, more on the jobs report for the month of July. Plus, it used to be that business travelers would hop into a taxi and stay at a hotel. Now they're using Uber to hire drivers and staying in stranger's apartments through Airbnb. But these companies don't have the same taxes and regulations as their traditional competitors. And we’ve talked a lot about Generation X and Generation Y. But, what about Generation Z? What are the spending habits of this new generation and what can companies do to appeal to them?

Wearables tracked with Raspberry Pi

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 02:30
People who use wearable gadgets to monitor their health or activity can be tracked with only $70 (£40) of hardware, research suggests.

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