US Government Shut Down
Politicians in the United States have got just one day to do a deal to avoid the government having to shut down. Without a new budget, non-essential services will stop.
Also, more political paralysis - this time in Italy. The coalition government is on the verge of collapse, raising the risk the financial markets could charge the debt-wracked nation much more to borrow money.
Plus, a report on the pressures that young aspiring City bankers are put under to work long days - and the lengths they go to, to stay awake.
And we have the latest instalment of Lucy Kellaway's history of the office.