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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 ...
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 ...
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