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Could new US regulatory proposals be paving the way for a two-tier internet? We hear about 'net neutrality' and why we should care about it from technology journalist Alex Wilhelm. Plus, the latest news from Wall Street with Chris Low of FTN Financial.
Recovery in the eurozone hits the buffers as France grinds to a halt and Italy slams into reverse. So what's to be done - and what will it all mean for the beleagured French President, Francois Hollande? And despite more violent protests against Turkey's track record on mining safety we'll hear how the ...
We get the latest on the US financial markets from Cary Leahy of Decision Economics.
Hundreds have died and many more are still missing after an accident at a mine in Turkey. As public anger grows we ask whether enough is being done to make one of the world's most dangerous jobs safer?

The British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline is back in the firing line as China cracks down on bribery. ...
The boss of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer was grilled by UK politicians today over the company's intentions for its British rival Astra Zeneca. However, it's not just UK lawmakers that are concerned about the takeover bid, as the BBC's Michelle Fleury reports from Delaware. Plus, we hear about the continued ...
Should we have the 'right' to be forgotten? The European Court of Justice thinks so, and has ruled that people should have a say over what information search engines store on them. Plus the boss of US drugs giant Pfizer defends his company's reputation to a UK parliamentary committee over the possible ...
On a day when US stocks and shares reached record highs yet again, we asked Joe Saluzzi of Themis Trading why there was a lack of reaction on the markets to the ongoing unrest in Ukraine?
The Chinese are investing in Africa's railways, with a vision to create a network connecting seven East-African countries. It is a much-needed infrastructure development, but not everyone is convinced by China's involvement. Plus, the European Union consider new economic sanctions against Russia, ahead ...
Apple could be taking over Dr Dre's music brand, Beats. Also, two of the world's biggest advertising companies call off a merger. We ask why the deal turned sour. Spanish opera singer Montserrat Caballe, who sang 'Barcelona' with Freddie Mercury for the 1992 Olympics, is under investigation for tax evasion. ...
Joe Saluzzi at Themis Trading in New Jersey gives us the latest from the US Markets.
Britain's Barclays Bank is to shed 19,000 jobs. We look at what this means for the future of the bank and what it signifies for investment banking in general. We look at the latest report from the Africa Progress Panel, which shows that the continent's growing wealth isn't being evenly distributed. Also ...
It's the biggest single broadcast deal in Olympic history, but what exactly will NBC get in return as it spends almost eight billion dollars to secure exclusive American rights to the Olympic Games? We speak to Rick Horrow, a visiting expert in the business of sport at the Harvard Law School and we ...
Should Europe introduce new laws to restrict who can take over companies deemed vital to social and economic development? As the row grows over US drug firm Pfizer's attempts to buy Britain's AstraZeneca, we hear from Sweden's finance minister Anders Borg. Also the economic uncertainty that's plaguing ...
We get the latest from the US financial markets from Robert Brusca of Fact and Opinion Economics.
On the final day of campaigning before South Africa goes to the polls in a general election, the BBC's Matthew Davies broadcasts from a cafe in Soweto, Johannesburg. He hears from small business owners who want the ANC to be more receptive to their needs - something the government is promising. Also ...
We get the latest on the tie up between Amazon and Twitter. And hear about the US financial markets from Cary Leahey of Decision Economics.
As South Africans prepare to go to the polls, BBC reporter Matthew Davies explains why this election is all about the economy and the divide between rich and poor.

Portugal officially comes out of its bailout programme. We get reaction from Lisbon.

And how a town in the North of England is trying to ...
The stock markets react to US jobs data.
Former US Assistant Secretary of State, PJ Crowley, explains why any friction between Angela Merkel and Barack Obama over the CIA's eavesdropping on her private phone calls may have to be put to one side if the two leaders are to reach agreement on sanctions against Russia.
Unemployment in the US has ...
Head of American automaker Ford steps down as chief executive. We hear how Alan Mulally steered the company away from bankruptcy and bailout. Plus, we get the latest news on the US financial markets from Jim Lebenthal at Lebenthal Asset Management in New York.
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