US budget dispute

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President Obama warns the US budget dispute could damage the global economy. We assess the potential damage of the US reaching its debt ceiling, and the role of 'Obamacare' within it. A court victory for energy giant BP halts some Gulf oil spill claims which the company has described as 'fictitious'. Meanwhile, with a general election two years away, Britain's housing lobbyists start early - we look at the government's 'Help to Buy' scheme. Also, Bob Geldof apologises for being 'miserable' as he informs the world that we could become extinct in the face of climate change. And we take a look at the burgeoning youth tech start-ups in Tel Aviv.

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Thu 3 Oct 2013 22:32 GMT

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