From the Wires

20,000 apply for 400 jobs at Ikea in Spain

NPR: In just 48 hours, more than 20,000 people applied for 400 jobs at an Ikea opening on Spain's Mediterranean coast.

Twitter names first female board member

Reuters: Twitter Inc named Marjorie Scardino, former chief executive of publishing company Pearson, to its board on Thursday.

U.S. fast food workers strike

BBC: Fast-food workers across the US are staging a 24-hour strike in protest at low wages, organizers say.

WalMart pays legal fees for bribery probe

Reuters: WalMart is paying for lawyers to represent more than 30 of its executives involved in a foreign corruption investigation.

Google ramps up plan to make robots

BBC: Google has revealed it has taken over seven robotics companies in the past half a year, possibly posing challenge to Amazon's drones

Sales on Cyber Monday reach new heights

USA Today: Avoiding brick-and-mortar stores, holiday shoppers set a new Cyber Monday sales record lured by deals on, and other websites.

CNN plans major changes

Capital New York: CNN is planning major programming changes under Worldwide President Jeff Zucker.

One million new visits to Obamacare website Monday

Reuters: More than 1 million new visitors had checked out the website on Monday, the first day after a major overhaul of the troubled site used to shop for health insurance required under new reforms.

Shanghai teens top international education rankings

CNN: When it comes to mathematics, reading and science, young people in Shanghai are the best in the world.

Los Angeles could ban feeding homeless people

MSNBC: The Los Angeles City Council is weighing a ban on feeding homeless people in public areas.

Energy drinks 'change' heartbeat

BBC: Energy drinks packed with caffeine can change the way the heart beats, researchers warn.

Amazon tests drone delivery

CNNMoney: In the not-too-distant future, Amazon deliveries could come by air directly to your doorstep.

Sriracha factory shut down over odors

Huffington Post: A judge ruled that the factory that manufactures Sriracha must partially shut down due to spicy smells.