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NBC moves all in with the English Premier League

The networks of NBC will showcase 30 hours of EPL action per week, with all 380 matches airing somewhere.<p>You've probably read a lot words about the networks of NBC covering the English Premier League in the past day. Just how big is NBC's coverage of the Premiership going to be? NBC Sports …

Super-powered battery breakthrough claimed by US team

<b>A new type of battery has been developed that, its creators say, could revolutionise the way we power consumer electronics and vehicles.</b><p>The University of Illinois team says its use of 3D-electrodes allows it to build "microbatteries" that are many times smaller than commercially available options, …

Clean Energy

As Many As 40 Dead In Massive Explosion At West, Texas Fertilizer Plant

A massive explosion at the West Fertilizer Co. rocked the small town of West, Texas, late Wednesday night, leaving as many as 40 people dead— including up to 10 emergency personnel — and more than 170 people injured, The Wall Street Journal reports.<p><b>Search and rescue is ongoing.</b> At a press …

Wall Street

Investigators close in on Boston bombing suspect

U.S. authorities have zeroed in on a possible suspect in the deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon.<p>An image of the man – who has not yet been identified by name – was captured on video footage taken close to the explosions, which killed three people and wounded more than 170 others.<p>The news of the …

Crews seek survivors after Texas blast

WEST, Texas — Rescuers searched the smoking remnants of a Texas farm town Thursday for survivors of a thunderous fertilizer plant explosion, gingerly checking smashed houses and apartments for anyone still trapped in debris while the community awaited word on the number of dead.<p>Initial reports put …

The FBI Busted A Russian Gambling Ring That Catered To Wall Streeters, Oligarchs, And Hollywood Stars

The operation allegedly involved two criminal organizations, Nahmad-Trincher (based in Los Angeles and NYC), which catered to millionaires, billionaires and poker pros, and Taiwanchik-Trincher (based in Kiev, NYC, and Moscow), which serviced oligarchs from Russia and the former Soviet …

The Great Debt Delusion: How Math Keeps Proving Austerity Wrong

The austerians' foundational text lost a battle with Excel -- and reality

Netflix switching to HTML5 video from Silverlight

When Microsoft announced that Silverlight would be coming to an end in 2021, it gave companies that utilize the video technology less than a decade …

Televisions

Premier League Mid-Week 33: Top four in action

There's some bonus mid-week action in the Premier League, with every team in the top four in action.<p>With teams having to make up fixtures due to European and FA Cup play, fans get four bonus mid-week games on Tuesday and Wednesday.<p>Tuesday, 2:45 p.m. ET, 7:45 p.m. BST:<p><b>Arsenal vs. Everton</b><p>Having won …

Wayne Rooney wants to stay at Manchester United but is not guaranteed a place in Sir Alex Ferguson's plans

Wayne Rooney's determination to extend his Manchester United contract this summer, rather than seek a move elsewhere, is not guaranteed to ensure his presence in Sir Alex Ferguson's plans next season.<p>If anything, the revelation is merely the starting gun on what is likely to be a long drawn-out …

Soccer

The Real Reason Topless Cover Models Make Women Want To Buy Magazines?

This month, Kate Hudson graces the cover of <i>Glamour</i> in all of her topless (but sexily covered up with her cupped hands) glory. Kat Stoeffel of The Cut points out that this is the second time this year that the women's publication has used a topless female celebrity to sell magazines, the first being …

Feminism

It may be tough to top Austin’s growth next year

LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — Shifting the focus to growth no doubt helped the city of Austin capture the top prize in MarketWatch’s annual study of …

The Great, Good And Ugly In Emerging Markets ETFs

There is little question that the biggest story to come out of the first quarter has been the dramatic surge in U.S. equity prices. Investors, frustrated by the continued low-interest rate environment, have flooded the markets with capital and sent indexes soaring to a string of historic heights. …

Ogando's five strikeouts

Recap: TEX 3, SEA 1

Quick Hits: Robinson, Andrus, Profar, Appel

Sixty-six years ago today, <b>Jackie Robinson</b> broke baseball's color barrier when he made his Major League debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers. After an …