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Wake Up To Money: Episodes

A big day ahead for the Conservatives in Manchester, as the Chancellor George Osborne prepares to address the party faithful. We ask a business leader what he expects to hear. David Cameron brings forward the Help to Buy scheme. And the US government will face its first shutdown in nearly 20 years unless ...
The Chancellor George Osborne announces new powers for the Bank of England to prick potential housing bubbles. There's another high profile report on how to revive the high street. And 'zombie' businesses and 'suicide bidding': the UK's economy may be picking up but the country has a problem it didn't ...
The way superfast broadband has been rolled out to rural UK areas has been criticised in a damning report by MPs. The online games industry has been warned that children could feel pressured into paying for extras. And bondanomics: as a new James Bond book is published we look at the other, lucrative ...
Labour leader Ed Milliband has put forward a radical proposal for the gas and electricity market. His supporters like it, but the giant energy companies are furious. Are consumers being conned Thousands of pubs and restaurants are dropping their prices today as part of a campaign for a VAT cut. We ask ...
The Canadian smartphone company, Blackberry, says it's agreed a deal to be bought by one of its shareholders for nearly £3bn by a private equity consortium. But can it really be revived? Are companies finally taking notice of protests about executive pay? Analysis of the top 100 companies suggests they ...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has won a third term in office after a convincing victory; we ask what her triumph means for the future of Europe. Many jobs applicants are falling at the first hurdle with sloppy CVs. We find out what you can do to stand out for the right reasons. And the survey of ...
Germany goes to the polls this weekend to elect its next government. We ask, how will the result affect the future of the Eurozone and the UK? US bank JP Morgan has agreed to pay a massive fine for losses racked up by a UK-based trader nicknamed the 'London Whale'. And two new models of the Apple iPhone ...
Are employees getting a good deal out of workplace pensions? The Office of Fair Trading is to publish its investigation into defined contribution pension schemes. A revolution is taking place in higher education. The UK's project, called FutureLearn, will see more than 20 institutions entering the global ...
The referendum on Scottish independence will take place exactly a year from today. We hear the arguments for and against from two Scottish businesses on opposite sides. The US Federal Reserve is expected to announce it's going to start reducing its economic stimulus programme; we take a look at the potential ...
Five years after the last government pumped billions of pounds into Lloyds TSB in the financial crisis, the sell-off of the taxpayers' stake has begun. We ask if the sale represents a good return for the taxpayer. Grand Theft Auto Five has just been released - reportedly the most expensive video game ...
From today, switching your bank account should be faster and safer than ever. We find out what’s changing. Are we facing a house price bubble? We ask an expert for his assessment. And the government has outlined billions of pounds worth of infrastructure spending, but two thirds of businesses say ...
As Twitter announces plans to launch itself on the stock market, we ask what a public listing could mean for users. According to chartered surveyors, the Bank of England needs new tools to prick a potential house price bubble. It's five years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers. And why the beer business ...
The starting gun could be fired on the Royal Mail sell-off this morning, one of the biggest privatisations in the UK for years. We ask what it could mean for workers, the markets and for you. With several big retailers posting results this morning, we talk shop with Bill Grimsey and find out how the ...
The high price of high speed rail - but a new report claims the HS2 rail line will benefit the economy by £15bn a year. The Welsh government is to shut the door to companies which use controversial black lists. We ask if the rest of the UK should follow suit. And claims that the government's benefit ...
We investigate why incomes have failed to keep pace with the rising cost of living in recent years and what the prospects are for the coming 12 months. Britain marks Gibraltar Day with message of support. We find out what makes the tiny territory's 1 billion pound economy tick. And Apple is to unveil ...
The Trustee Savings Banks, or TSB, reopens on the high street as a stand-alone banking brand today for the first time since its 1995 merger with Lloyds Bank. The TUC claims the real level of unemployment is nearly five million. But with all sectors of the economy showing growth we ask if their economic ...
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It's 5 live's Energy Day and we look at the ways businesses can cut their energy usage. We find out how the Radisson Blu Edwardian hotel group has reduced its energy consumption by almost a quarter in just three years, and we speak to one of the country's biggest supermarkets ...
As Britain's High Streets prepare for the return of the TSB bank, we unpick the story behind an old name making a big comeback. The number of UK workers earning less than the so-called living wage has risen to 4.8 million. We find out what is behind the increase in low pay. And we bring you 'panda-nomics', ...
Microsoft is to buy Nokia's mobile-phone business for £3.2bn in a deal that will see 32,000 staff transfer to the American company. England's biggest football clubs have just finished a record-breaking summer of spending - we look at the financial fire power behind the big names. And we ask what the ...
Vodafone has confirmed that discussions to sell its stake in America's biggest mobile operator are now at an 'advanced' stage. How successful has the government's Funding for Lending scheme been in providing cheaper mortgages and more loans for small firms? We get the latest on how it's working out so ...
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