Corruption in Construction

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Why backhanders and bribery in the building trade are rife in many parts of the world according to a new study.

The pace of job creation in the world's biggest economy has slowed again. We find out what it's like to be job hunting in Mississippi, America's poorest state. And, better working conditions for Bangladesh - a multi-million pound plan to improve standards in factories is launched but why are unions unconvinced?

Dangerous bubbles or a sign of growth? Why house price rises are getting some economists hot under the collar.

Plus cashing in on cashews - how the farmers of Ghana are hoping they could be as valuable a crop for them as cocoa.

Also, as the latest battle in the tablet wars commences - we look at what the future holds for tech fans. And, who is competing to be the funniest person on Wall Street at a new comedy night in New York?

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