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    More from Danny Mills. He's invested in a pasty company through private equity, but would he invest in football? Five-year contracts for staff (footballers) and the highest sporting wages in the world mean it's a game for "billionaires" he said. "You can't blame the footballers," he said, as anyone would take the money offered. Picture above shows Danny in his playing days, exchanging views with fellow BBC pundit Robbie Savage.

     
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    PASTIES 06:06: Radio 5 live
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    Former England and Leeds footballer Danny Mills is part of an investment group that has bought West Cornwall Pasty Company from administrators. He tells 5 live: "There's a gap where banks just aren't lending," he said. The original company's strategy was "too aggressive" and expanded too quickly, which led to its demise. He blamed the pasty tax for the rising price of pasties.

     
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    CO-OP 06:01: Radio 5 live

    Michael Mol, professor of strategic management at Warwick Business School is on 5 live talking about Co-operative Group, which releases earnings today. "You have two different issues: the bank issue with huge losses," he said and "the group facing losses from the Somerfield acquisition". More losses could be on the way if they don't reform their governance structure, he said. They also have too many lay members who "don't know how to run a business," he said.

     
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    GOOGLE 06:00:
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    Google is likely to be under scrutiny today after it released results late on Wednesday that some considered disappointing. Google still made $3.45bn (£2.05bn) in its first quarter. But some are expressing concern about a surge in costs. That reflects Google's move into new businesses, including robotics and drones.

     
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    06:00: Howard Mustoe, Business Reporter

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    Good morning! Watch out for results from Co-operative Group due at 09:00. You can expect Google to be in focus today as well, releasing results which some investors consider disappointing.

     

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