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Amazon's Jeff Bezos Buys Washington Post

Amazon's founder has bought The Washington Post for $250 million. New media saving old? New Zealand's trade minister talks to us about the contamination of dairy exports to China.

The man who founded Amazon has bought the Washington Post for $250 million. Is this a case of new media saving the old?

New Zealand's trade minister Tim Groser tells us about the contamination of dairy exports to China and what they're going to do about it.

Plus, would you eat beef from a test tube rather than a field - even if it didn't cost you a quarter of a million dollars?

Drugs in sport - as America's most highly-paid baseball star is threatened with a lengthy suspension for doping, we ask is any sport immune from drugs?

Lucy Kellaway asks if you aim to be happy in your work....are you aiming too high?

Also, it is that time of year again, when politicians figure out where to spend their annual holiday. Has France's President Hollande got it right by ordering his ministers to avoid going abroad?

And we're joined throughout the programme by Jeremy Grant of the Financial Times who's in Singapore and Charlie Herman Business and Economics editor at WNYC public radio, in New York.

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Tue 6 Aug 2013 00:06GMT

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