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Wake Up To Money: Episodes

Former City minister Lord Myners quits the board of the Co-operative Group following criticism of his plans to reform the troubled mutual. What does the departure say about the future of the Co-op? Marks & Spencer has revealed another star-studded advertising campaign. But is it enough to light up sales? ...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has vastly increased its predictions for growth in the UK this year...but do we place too much importance on these numbers when they are so routinely altered. Italian businessman Massimo Cellino completes his takeover of Championship side Leeds United, according ...
The potential for thousands of new supermarket jobs has been welcomed by the Prime Minister, but do we have the skills to fill them? We also look at the impact of the end of support for Windows XP software, plus why buying a house is going to cost you just a little bit more than it did a week ago.
As a big week to push exporting begins, is enough really being done to help business sell abroad. A report out today claims customers are the ones suffering as banks continue to fight past battles. And it was in Brighton on April 6th 1974 that the world first learnt about Abba. But it's not just all ...
It has long been criticised for poor customer service and for a slew of hidden charges that bump up flight prices, but Ryanair is taking steps to improve its image. The company's new marketing boss is live with us in the studio. Bailiffs will be banned from entering homes at night and from using physical ...
The European Parliament will discuss how to tighten up the rules on bankers bonuses today. The size of the UK's overall economy will surpass its pre-recession peak by this summer, says the British Chambers of Commerce. And it seems it's not just prices attracting us to discount retailers - the quality ...
A third of Europe's gas supply comes from Russia and half of that passes through Ukraine. How is the current crisis is affecting supplies? Tim Parker, Chief Executive of Samsonite, has turned around the flagging fortunes of companies ranging from Clarks Shoes to Kwik Fit. He explains how he chooses which ...
New regulations on peer-to-peer lending to protect investors are being put in place to ensure people understand the risks they are taking. The chief executive of the UK's largest pension fund managers, Legal and General, tells us why he thinks there's a lack of confidence to invest in the UK right now. ...
Five years ago, the Bank of England slashed interest rates to a record low of 0.5% - and it's still there. We ask what that's meant for savers and borrowers. With more and more of us getting our news on the web - are newspapers on the way out? We talk to Mike Darcey, head of News UK, which owns The Sun ...
Are children becoming unaffordable? A report out today suggests many parents in Britain are now paying more for childcare in a year than they pay for their mortgages. Stock markets around the world have tumbled following the escalating crisis in Ukraine - we ask what that means for all of us. And an ...
The US publishes its latest economic figures today and the growth rate for the end of last year is likely to be revised down. Meanwhile, freezing temperatures and snow storms across the US are likely to have dented growth in the first quarter of this year - so what does this mean for the US economic ...
Big losses and big bonuses are expected when Royal Bank of Scotland releases its latest figures. The Low Pay Commission has recommended an above-inflation hike in the minimum wage for the first time since the financial crisis - but is that really good news for low paid workers? And plans to make pre-nuptial ...
One of the world's largest Bitcoin exchanges has seemingly disappeared, delivering a severe blow to the virtual currency as it struggles to gain legitimacy. Another interesting day ahead for the economy as we find out where growth in the last quarter was coming from and which sectors are perhaps still ...
Flood-hit farmers are to find out how the Government's £10m disaster fund will help them recover from the devastation to their land. We talk to the President of the National Farmers Union. Former Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy explains why some businesses have done better than others during the recession. ...
Wake Up To Money takes a closer look at Sir Ian Wood's report into the future of the North Sea oil and gas industry. Vodafone starts doling out tens of billions of pounds in dividends to shareholders today. We ask where all that money will end up. And what next for the gadget in your hand as mobile phone ...
Unemployment might be going down - but the hours aren't always going up. Ahead of the latest jobs figures we look at the growth of 'mini-jobs' and 'micro-jobs'. China's central bank has removed nearly $8bn (£4.7bn) from the money markets in a bid to control the amount of credit in the country's financial ...
The retailing body the British Retail Consortium says there should be a new business rate system for shops based on energy use. We get a check up on the health of the UK economy this morning, when we find out the latest level of inflation. And as the flood clean-up continues, the Prime Minister has summoned ...
Co-op chief executive Euan Sutherland, outlines how he intends to win back customers' trust, following a turbulent 12 months for the Co-op Bank. Recent fast growth in employment is likely to slow in the coming months, says the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development. And with figures showing ...
The UK pensions system is not working, the City watchdog has concluded after a review into the "disorderly" annuities market. Two independent energy firms are changing the price of their tariffs today. We discuss whether you're better off choosing the newcomers over the big boys in the energy market. ...
Bank of England governor Mark Carney overhauls the Bank's interest rate policy to reflect falling unemployment and the economic recovery. But what exactly is the message coming out of Threadneedle Street? And when can we expect interest rates to rise again? We discuss all this with the Bank's chief economist, ...
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