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The National Football League has reached an agreement to end a lockout of referees. The league will give existing referees much of what they want for the next few years -- including a defined pension plan and a pay raise.…

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LIBOR scandal leads to calls for change

Sep 27, 2012
Reform is on the way after fraudulent manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate, or LIBOR, the rate used by many banks in lending to each other.

All around, a bad week for all-electric cars

Sep 27, 2012
Tesla's behind its production schedule, Toyota is all but abandoning its plans for a plug-in car, and the new Fisker gets a bad review from Consumer Reports.

NFL reaches deal with referees, ending lockout

Sep 27, 2012
The National Football League has reached an agreement to end a lockout of referees. The league will give existing referees much of what they want for the next few years, including a defined pension plan and a pay raise.

African-American youth seeing more alcohol ads

Sep 27, 2012
A new study finds African-Americans aged 12-20 are exposed to more alcohol advertising than American young people in general

Budget cuts causing more strain in Spain

Sep 27, 2012
Today the government of Spain is expected to lay out yet another new budget with even more cuts in it.

Personal income and its effects at the ballot box

Sep 27, 2012
Well we are 40 days away from Election Day here in the U.S. And there's some new polling about just how much a voter's income determines his or her vote.

Pew: Student loan debt rises sharply

Sep 27, 2012
There’s a new report out today from the Pew Research Center with some startling statistics on student loan debt: It’s rising sharply in the U.S.

Spain gets serious with budget plan, mixed U.S. economic data

Sep 27, 2012
Spain has unveiled an ambitious budget plan. Will it be enough to get the job done? Meanwhile, what does the mixed economic data in the U.S. mean for the economy?

Is it a good time to look for a quality job?

Sep 27, 2012
New polling reveals that young people are more positive about the prospects of finding a quality job than their elders.

PODCAST: NFL referees return, another round of Spanish budget cuts

Sep 27, 2012
The NFL has reached an agreement to end a lockout of referees. The league will give existing referees much of what they want for the next few years -- including a defined pension plan and a pay raise. In Spain,…

The National Football League has reached an agreement to end a lockout of referees. The league will give existing referees much of what they want for the next few years — including a defined pension plan and a pay raise. Tomorrow, British regulators are expected to propose major changes to the way a key interest rate — LIBOR — is set. And a new study finds that young African-Americans are being exposed to substantially more alcohol advertising than their peers.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC