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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 30 Sep 14

    Wed, 1 Oct 14

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    Shares in eBay rise almost 8 percent on news that it will split off its PayPal business. Steven Bertoni, associate editor and technology specialist at Forbes magazine in New York, tells us why they are doing this now. Microsoft reveals the name of its next operating system - Windows 10. Our technology correspondent Richard Taylor was at the event in San Francisco. And as Netflix funds its first feature length film, media analyst Rich Greenfeld tells us they may have started a shake-up of the cinema industry.

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  • WBR: Apple's Irish tax deal investigated 30 Sept 14

    Tue, 30 Sep 14

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    28 mins

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    Apple's tax arrangements in Ireland come under scrutiny as the European Commission opens an investigation into whether the tech giant was effectively given state aid by Dublin. As pro-democracy demonstrations continue in Hong Kong, we hear the latest protest voices and ask whether the former colony's declining economic influence is fuelling the unrest. Plus, a sprinkling of accounting fairy dust helps Kenya increase the size of its economy by 25% overnight. And online TV and film streaming company Netflix announces plans for its first film release, which will be launched online and in select cinemas on the same day. We ask whether it's another nail in the coffin for the cinema industry.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 29 Sept 14

    Mon, 29 Sep 14

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    As civic protests continue in Hong Kong, Peter Jankovskis from OakBrook Investments in Chicago explains how they're affecting Wall Street.

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  • WBR: Protesters Defiant Amid Hong Kong Stand-Off 29 Sept 14

    Mon, 29 Sep 14

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    We consider the protests implications for Hong Kong as a global financial hub. As the 'Bond King' Bill Gross leaves his job, we ask if the heyday of the superstar fund manager is over. A study of African governance indicates standards are improving. We talk to the businessman behind the project, Mo Ibrahim. Plus, we look at the latest in online advertising technology, which allows different products to be placed in the same video, targeted at different parts of the world. Finally, our regular commentator Lucy Kellaway asks why in the era of online restaurant reviews, we are not all reviewing our employers.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 26 Sept 14

    Fri, 26 Sep 14

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    Nike gives Wall Street a boost. Peter Jankovskis from Oakbrook Investments gives his view on the day's trading.

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  • WBR: 'Shellshock' bug fear 26 Sept 14

    Fri, 26 Sep 14

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    There's growing concern over what's being described as a 'deadly' new internet threat - the Shellshock bug - which hackers have been trying to exploit in attacks on websites and servers. Canada and the European Union sign a landmark free trade agreement, but there are concerns it's undemocratic. Plus, as food prices spiral around the world, the BBC's Samira Hussain reports on the resourceful New Yorkers who search through rubbish for discarded, but perfectly edible, food. Plus, there's our usual round-up of the week's big stories, from Apple's latest woes to the offer of unlimited holiday.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 25 Sept 14

    Thu, 25 Sep 14

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    The latest on the US stock markets with Doug McIntyre from 24/7 Wall Street.

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  • WBR: A bruising for Apple 25 Sept 14

    Thu, 25 Sep 14

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    A series of blunders leaves Apple's reputation bruised, but it doesn't seem to have had an impact on sales. We talk to Ken Segall, who worked with apple founder Steve Jobs, and ask how damaging a time it has been for the tech giant. We hear from the co-founder of PayPal, Peter Thiel, and ask why the company has ventured into the controversial world of virtual currency Bitcoin. One year on from the deadly terrorist attack on Nairobi's Westgate shopping centre, we hear how Kenya's private security industry is booming. Plus, the boss of Virgin, Sir Richard Branson, has become the latest to adopt an "unlimited vacation policy" for some of his staff. We talk to a New York firm that's been using the policy for years, and ask just how much holiday its staff now take.

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  • WBR: Wall Street Update 24 Sept 14

    Wed, 24 Sep 14

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    Europe's second biggest airline Air France KLM backs down over a pilots' strike costing the company 25 million dollars a day. Plus, the latest on the stock market movements in the US, with Cary Leahy from Decision Economics.

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  • WBR: A new frontier for India in space 24 Sept 14

    Wed, 24 Sep 14

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    An Indian space probe enters orbit around Mars. Can the country export its technology? Has Air France abandoned plans to develop its budget brand in Europe? The government says yes, Air France says no. Also in the programme, we hear why a bold new Chinese eco-city is more like a ghost city. Plus, the Canadian entrepreneurs hoping to cash in on demand for genuine wasabi.

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