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France says it's suspending the delivery of an aircraft carrier to Russia as the political turmoil in Ukraine continues. Former French government adviser Francois Heisbourg tells us why it's a clever move by France. And Cary Leahy from Decision Economics tells us how US markets reacted to news of a possible ...
We explore the economic impact of the conflict so far, with a Russian investor in Ukraine.

Also in this edition, the 3,000 litre T-shirt. The world's cotton farmers are told to stop wasting so much water.

Plus, why the French are getting meaner with their tips.
Court proceedings begin in Detroit to try and reslove the city's bankruptcy crisis. Quinn Klinefelter from local radio station WDET was at the hearing and gave us the latest. Plus Joe Saluzzi from Themis Trading in New Jersey rounds up US market movements.
We debate the merits of airport expansion. Can it ever be sustainable?

Also in the programme, we talk to the human rights campaigner who faces jail for claiming workers in Thailand are being abused.

The taxi app Uber defies another legal ban, this time in Germany.

Plus, Motor City becomes Drought ...
US markets are closed for Labor day, so as workers celebrate the achievements of the labour movement, we hear about the growing problem of wage theft. Some employees have found that their pay cheques simply don't add up. Plus more from our technology reporter Dave Lee on the naked celebrity photos spreading ...
Europe threatens new sanctions against Russia, as pro-Russian fighters head towards the south of Ukraine. We analyse the impact of current and future sanctions. Also, the scientist who says we should eat less meat to help stop climate change. But can he persuade people? Plus, naked celebrities: the internet ...
Google has announced it's investing in drones to deliver goods, following a similar move by Amazon
Brazil's economy goes into recession ahead of next month's general election.

Also on the programme, 6,000 jobs are to go at Malaysia Airlines as part of the $1.9bn turnaround plan for the troubled firm.

On Monday new rules take effect which ban vacuum cleaners with a wattage of more than 1600 from ...
The latest on the US stock markets, with Joe Saluzzi at Themis Trading.
Drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline says a trial vaccine against the Ebola virus could be tested on volunteers within weeks. We speak to the company. German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, hosts a conference in Berlin focussing on whether and when the remaining Western Balkan states will join the European Union. ...
The latest on the US stock markets, with Peter Jankovskis at Oakbrook Investments in Chicago.
The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, is placed under formal investigation in a fraud probe. She denies any wrongdoing. Also, would an independent Scotland be bad for business? After 130 heads of Scottish firms express their concerns in an open letter, we hear from both sides ...
The latest on the US stock market reaction to record figures from Standard & Poor's Index, with Robert Brusca of Fact and Opinion Economics in New York.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) calls for a ban on the indoor use of e-cigarettes and marketing aimed at children. But would such a move help or hinder people trying to quit smoking? We speak to Armando Peruga, from the WHO, and Katherine Devlin, from e-cigarette industry body ECITA. The Japanese ...
Peter Jankovskis at Oakbrook Investments in Chicago takes us through today’s US market news as the S&P; breaks the 2,000 mark for the first time. Also, fast-food giant Burger King enters takeover talks with Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons.
Europe's simmering row over austerity has boiled over once again after a cabinet rebellion over French President Francois Hollande's economic strategy. We hear what's caused the split and ask what path the French government can now take. Also shares in Burger King soar on news it may merge with Canada's ...
A look at the US stock market reaction to Janet Yellen, Chairman of the Fed's speech, with Russell Cleveland of Renn Capital Group in Dallas.
The boss of the US central bank, Janet Yellen, has emphasised "uncertainty" over the labour market in her speech at the Federal Reserve's annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We talk to Ethan Harris, chief economist at Bank of America, about the implications of what she said. Also we hear from ...
The reaction on the US stock markets to the Bank of America fine, with Jo Saluzzi of Themis Trading.
Bank of America has agreed to pay a record $16.7bn for misleading investors over the quality of mortgages it sold. The loans were sold by Countrywide Financial and Merrill Lynch before Bank of America bought them in 2008, at the height of the financial crisis.

Russia's consumer watchdog has announced ...
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