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US shutdown - the Republican stance

Duration:
55 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 08 October 2013

With the US government shutdown a week old, senior Republicans have been labelled hostage takers for not budging on a budget deal. We ask one of them - congressman Bill Huizenga - how he responds. Vultures or just hedge funds who want their money back? We get the latest on the firms picking over the bones of Argentina's debt default ten years on as they win another legal ruling. Also, Japan Airlines sides with Airbus over Boeing in the big aviation industry battle, and our regular commentator Lucy Kellaway urges us to learn to deal with our cyber insecurities. Throughout the programme we're joined by Jon Oringer, founder of the New York-based stock photo website Shutterstock, and Joyti Malhotra, a freelance journalist based in New Delhi.

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