US braces for possible government shutdown

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American politicians have the weekend to strike a deal to stop a shutdown of public services next week. We ask whether a deal can be reached in Congress and what might happen if they fail. Also pressure on Argentina over how it calculates its economic figures, as the International Monetary Fund says it won't put up with over-optimistic forecasts any longer. It's the end of the production line for the humble Volkswagen Camper Van - we speak to a driver of one of the oldest such vans on Britain's roads. And we hear from former US labour secretary under President Clinton, Robert Reich, about his new film "Inequality for All". Presenter Mark Whittaker is also joined throughout the programme by economist Sean Turnell from Macquarie University in Sydney.

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Sat 28 Sep 2013 00:06 GMT
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