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BBC at risk as the UK weighs TV license fee

Jun 8, 2015
The $220 annual charge raises about $5 billion a year to fund "the Beeb."
Posted In: UK, television, bbc

Lufthansa to charge extra for using other websites

Jun 8, 2015
The German airline wants customers to book directly through its own system.
Posted In: Lufthansa, air travel, Airlines
The entrance to the Theodore Roosevelt Federal Building that houses the Office of Personnel Management headquarters in Washington, D.C. U.S. investigators have said that at least 4 million current and former federal employees might have had their personal

Data hacks beget more data hacks

Jun 5, 2015
Experts warn that stolen federal HR records could be used years from now.
Posted In: hacking, personal data, Social Security

Tech IRL: Online Communities

Jun 5, 2015
Can producing videos for niche audiences make money?
Posted In: ASMR, YouTube, online advertising
Chinese President Xi Jinping accompanies U.S. President Barack Obama to view an honour guard during a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in November, 2014 in Beijing, China.

China may join the TPP...but it'll take a while

Jun 4, 2015
President Obama announced that the U.S. is in talks with China about participation in the trade deal.
Posted In: Trans-Pacific Partnership, China, TPP, President Obama

Will China actually join Obama's trade deal?

Jun 4, 2015
The country is "putting out feelers," and the TPP without China is kind of weak.
Posted In: President Obama, Trans-Pacific Partnership, China

Meet the fast-pass for legal immigration

Jun 3, 2015
You can cut down your wait for a green card substantially, but it'll cost you.
Posted In: green cards, visa, foreign workers
President Obama sits down with Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal to discuss future trade agreements.

President Obama says China open to joining trade partnership

Jun 3, 2015
Kai sits down with the POTUS to discuss TPP and the future of international trade.
Posted In: trade, free trade, trade agreements
FIFA President Sepp Blatter holds a press conference at the headquarters of the world's football governing body in Zurich on Tuesday. Blatter resigned as president of FIFA as a mounting corruption scandal engulfed world football's governing body.

Freshly re-elected Sepp Blatter leaves FIFA

Jun 2, 2015
Sepp Blatter is taking a permanent timeout from FIFA.
Posted In: FIFA, resign, World Cup, soccer, bribery
Bangladeshi relatives of missing garment workers take part in a protest marking the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 24, 2014. The Rana Plaza building collapsed on April 24, 2013, killing 1,138 workers in

42 charged two years after Bangladesh factory collapse

Jun 1, 2015
17 face murder charges; the owner allegedly ignored safety warnings.
Posted In: Bangladesh, factory workers, disaster, bbc world service

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