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PODCAST: Is Netflix the new cable?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-04-21 06:23

Two things Netflix-related happened last week. One, Netflix released a trailer for the new season of Orange is the New Black. Two, we got more evidence that Netflix is the new cable.
Data in a new report show nearly 1 in 5 homes with a Netflix or Hulu subscription has no cable.

Once upon a time, we saw Japan as a massive exporter of things like cars, televisions and electronics. That was then. Today there's word Japan's trade deficit surged 70 percent over the last year. The BBC's economics correspondent Andrew Walker's been following this and joined us to discuss.

Meanwhile, a movie you may have never heard of has quietly made a fortune at the box office. The budget of the Christian indie film "God's Not Dead" was dirt cheap relative to other films atop the box office charts. The production budget was less than $3 million, but faith-based movies have a way of making good money using unconventional marketing, all while flying far below the mainstream radar.


Myanmar democracy elder Win Tin dies

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 06:09
Win Tin, the journalist who helped found Myanmar's pro-democracy movement and served 19 years in prison for his activism, dies at the age of 85.

VIDEO: Mourners attend Peaches' funeral

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 06:07
The funeral has taken place of the TV presenter and writer Peaches Geldof, who died suddenly, two weeks ago, at the age 25.

Russia says Kiev 'breaking accord'

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 06:03
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accuses the Kiev authorities of breaking last week's Geneva accord on resolving the Ukraine crisis.

VIDEO: Aung San Suu Kyi's tribute to Win Tin

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 05:53
Aung San Suu Kyi has paid tribute to Myanmar pro-democracy movement veteran Win Tin, who has died at the age of 85.

VIDEO: Captain hails ferry safety in film

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 05:43
A promotional video from 2010 has emerged in which the captain of the South Korean ferry which sank last week says he believes ferries are the safest form of transport.

Truck 'deliberately driven at house'

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 05:39
The driver of a flatbed truck who "deliberately" crashed it into a house in Derby leaving it seriously damaged is hunted by police.

Win Tin, Myanmar's Longest-Serving Political Prisoner, Dies

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-21 05:36

The former newspaper editor, who co-founded the National League for Democracy with Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, spent 19 years in prison until his release in 2008. He died Monday of organ failure.

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Live Blog: The 118th Running Of The Boston Marathon

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-21 05:29

The twin bombings of 2013 cast a long shadow on Monday's race. Still, a field of 36,000 is hitting the streets of Boston to participate in the oldest and most prestigious marathon in the world.

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VIDEO: Gun salute in London for Queen's birthday

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 05:13
The Queen's 88th birthday is being marked across the UK with traditional gun salutes.

Bairstow regrets Pietersen absence

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 05:09
England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow is disappointed he will not get to team up with Kevin Pietersen again in the England side.

'Tiger escape' alarm halts egg hunt

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 05:02
Zoo visitors are shepherded inside buildings after a "tiger escape" alarm is set off "maliciously".

Teen Survives Flight To Hawaii In Jet's Wheel Well, FBI Says

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-21 04:47

"Kid's lucky to be alive," an FBI spokesman says of a 16-year-old boy who authorities think stowed away Sunday in the wheel well of a flight from San Jose, Calif., to Maui. The odds were against him.

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Skin cancer rates 'surge since 70s'

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 04:32
The incidence of the most serious skin cancer is now five times higher than it was in the 1970s, figures show.

Reddit revolt over censored posts

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 04:17
Reddit downgrades the status of its technology section after it emerges that many popular terms had been banned from its headlines.

VIDEO: Myanmar's Win Tin dies aged 85

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 04:10
Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner, Win Tin, has died aged 85 of kidney failure.

Legal bid over murdered man's diary

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 04:02
Lawyers for the family of high profile Sinn Féin official and republican informer Denis Donaldson want Irish police to hand over his secret journal.

Police investigate toddler's death

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 03:57
Detectives say they are treating the death of a two-year-old girl at a property in the town of Kelty in Fife as 'suspicious'.

VIDEO: Interest in Alibaba's US share debut

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-21 03:57
The success in Weibo has investors excited about the US stock debut of Alibaba, which is China's largest internet company.

'Murder,' South Korean Leader Says Of Ferry Captain's Actions

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-21 03:50

President Park Geun-hye says the captain did little to help the hundreds on board escape. More than 60 bodies have been recovered. More than 230 people, most of them high school students, are missing.

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