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The US Federal Reserve calls time on its massive programme of economic stimulus. Peter Jankovskis of Oakbrook Investments in Chicago brings us reaction from the markets. Plus, a US perspective on Scottish independence from a former economic advisor to President Obama, Prof. Austan Goolsbee.
With voting in the Scottish independence referendum just hours away, we ask the country's small businesses about their hopes and fears for the outcome. Meanwhile, supporters of independence for Catalonia in Spain are holding their breath ahead of the Scottish vote - we have a report from the streets ...
Alibaba - dubbed the Chinese version of eBay - prepares to go public on the US market. Doug McIntyre from Financial Advisors 24/7 Wall Street in New York gives his analysis on the upcoming launch.
Scottish independence debate hots up.

With one day until the referendum, we ask what currency Scots will use if they vote "yes".

Also in the programme, as the US steps up its efforts to counter Ebola, how useful will American troops be to West African countries hit by the disease?

And we explore why ...
Nervousness over Tuesday's Fed meeting and concerns over Scotland's independence vote hit Wall Street, as Robert Brusca of Fact and Opinion Economics explained.
So how will it make money from the popular computer game?
World environmental campaigners ask philanthropists to step in to avert climate change. We hear from one of the campaign organisers.
As Google launches its $100 Android One handset, we explore the battle for the smartphone market in India. Can ...
Rumours that eBay might be targeted by Google led to a rise in tech shares on Wall Street, as Joe Saluzzi from Themis Trading explains.
The US and EU impose a new round of sanctions on Russia, despite a shaky ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. Russia's defence, energy and financial sectors are being targeted. Also, ahead of Sweden's election this weekend, we assess if the stubbornly high unemployment rate might see the country's government ...
Wall Street reacts to President Obama's proposals to tackle the threat of Islamic State.
The US government launches a new international campaign to defeat Islamic State, with the group's funding a key target. The man who masterminded the Bush administration's efforts to combat Al Qaeda - Jimmy Gurule - tells us IS will be a much tougher opponent. With just a week to go until the Scottish ...
Microsoft is set to buy the maker of the computer game Minecraft according to the Wall Street Journal and U2 have given away their new album for free.
Opinion polls ahead of Scotland's independence vote appear to show an increase in support for independence. British Prime Minister David Cameron and other national political leaders have headed north to try to convince Scots to stay in the United Kingdom. British economist Michael Hughes and Brian Lucey, ...
We hear from the US on the big launch of Apple's new smartwatch and phones. And Joe Saluzzi us Themis Trading tells us what investors made of it.
A new study says the level of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is at a record high. We'll ask if business is doing enough to avert environmental catastrophe. We'll hear what Russia stands to gain, and lose, if it bans European flights in retaliation for sanctions. And the indigenous tribes of Peru ...
We get reaction from Ukraine on the new package of sanctions against Russia that have been agreed by EU ambassadors in Brussels. Chris Low from FTN Financial tells us how Wall Street is reacting to the news.
The stock markets react to the impending vote on Scottish independence. We also bring you news of the latest round of EU sanctions against Russia. The new Apple iPhone 6 is to be launched - we take a look at the company's involvement in wearable tech, and the features of the new handset. And finally, ...
Peter Jankovskis from OakBrook Investments in Chicago tells us how Wall Street responded to weaker than expected jobs figures.
A ceasefire has been agreed in Ukraine, as the EU weighs more sanctions against Russia. We analyse the impact of further economic sanctions on the Russian economy.
A new secure system to protect people doing online banking will use a scan of the veins in their finger to authenticate their identity. ...
Campaigners in Louisiana react to the news that BP has been found grossly negligent regarding the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. And Chris Low of FTN Financial in New York tells us how the news affected Wall Street.
Europe's central bank has acted to try to breathe new life into the continent's sickly economy. We ask whether the measures - which include the launch of an asset purchase programme - could cause more problems than they solve. Also a US judge has ruled that BP was 'grossly negligent' and guilty of reckless ...
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