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AUDIO: Can debt be a force for good?

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 03:06
Debt should be seen as 'essential' to the UK economy, a senior economist has claimed.

A Cheesy Meltdown: Kraft Warns Of Velveeta Shortage

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 03:02

Kraft confirms that shortages are in store of its creamy processed cheese — part of a popular concoction with salsa served on a nacho chip or two. One reason? Seasonal demand — in other words, it's Super Bowl time.

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Mothercare shares plunge on warning

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 02:53
Shares in Mothercare fall 31% as it issues a profit warning following Christmas discounting in the UK and weak trading in overseas markets.

Call for independence Games 'truce'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 02:44
Former first minister Lord McConnell calls on both sides of the independence debate to declare a "truce" during the Commonwealth Games.

Palestinian killed in Gaza explosion

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 02:43
A Palestinian militant has been killed in an explosion in the Gaza Strip, medics and officials say, but there are conflicting reports about the cause.

House prices 'rose by 7.5%' in 2013

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 02:29
House prices across the UK rose by 7.5% last year, according to the Halifax, the country's largest mortgage lender.

Gravity leads Bafta nominations

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 02:11
Space drama Gravity leads the way at this year's Baftas, scoring 11 nominations including best film and best British film.

VIDEO: Sainsbury's hails 'strong sales'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 02:08
Supermarket chain Sainsbury's says it had a good Christmas, as record transactions made up for a difficult October and November.

Turkish police purge spreads

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 01:59
Police chiefs in at least 15 of Turkey's 81 provinces are removed from their posts overnight as the government struggles to contain a corruption scandal.

Is Tesco on the turn?

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 01:32
Christmas consumer spending marked by shift to internet shopping

Voters 'should have ID at elections'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 01:31
Voters should be required to show photo ID at polling stations in Great Britain to lessen the risk of fraud, the Electoral Commission says.

VIDEO: Chiwetel 'amazed' at Bafta nomination

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 01:31
Bafta nominees Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tim Webber talk about how it feels to be nominated for a Bafta.

Airport numbers prompt job fears

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 01:26
There are fears jobs could be lost at City of Derry Airport as it emerges the City of Culture celebrations made "no significant impact" on passenger numbers.

Cyberbullying 'on rise' - ChildLine

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 01:13
The charity ChildLine says it has seen a large increase in the number of children contacting it with concerns about online bullying.

No team, no money, no future?

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 01:11
Why a small Italian town could hold the key in the fight to stop an Olympic sport dying out in Britain

The $8,000 'snore-stopping' superbed

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 00:53
The bed that has its own app and other sleep technology

Even In Snowden-Friendly Brazil, Asylum May Be 'Bridge Too Far'

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 00:31

Should they or shouldn't they? That's the question Brazilians are asking themselves after Edward Snowden's "open letter" lauding Brazil's role in protecting privacy rights and alluding to his hand in uncovering spying against their president.

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31-Year-Old Hopes To Ski Past Her (Younger) Competitors

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 00:30

Holly Brooks made the switch from coach to world-class athlete in 2009, after an epiphany on a hospital gurney. Now she's hoping to compete in the Winter Olympics for a second time. She says she has something many of her younger competitors lack: perspective.

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31-Year-Old Hopes To Ski Past Her (Younger) Competitors

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 00:30

Holly Brooks made the switch from coach to world-class athlete in 2009, after an epiphany on a hospital gurney. Now she's hoping to compete in the Winter Olympics for a second time. She says she has something many of her younger competitors lack: perspective.

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Kentucky County That Gave War On Poverty A Face Still Struggles

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 00:29

In 1964, President Johnson traveled to Martin County, Ky., to try to sell his "war on poverty" to the American public. The initiative spawned dozens of government programs, including Medicaid and Head Start. Residents in Martin County say the programs helped — but what they really need is steady work.

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