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Analysis of the day's big global business developments and how they affect consumers, investors and the environment. Every day, we ask the major questions. Are big corporations too powerful? Are prices too high? What gadgets are people buying? Hear company executives put on the spot. ...

Analysis of the day's big global business developments and how they affect consumers, investors and the environment. Every day, we ask the major questions. Are big corporations too powerful? Are prices too high? What gadgets are people buying? Hear company executives put on the spot. And you can catch up with the drama on Wall Street, with a daily report on the market's mood. Presenters Mike Johnson and Roger Hearing steer you through the complexities of the world of money.

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    WBR: Wall Street Update 26 Mar 15

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    WBR: Germanwings 'deliberate' crash, 26 Mar 15

    French prosecutors say the co-pilot on Germanwings flight 9525 appeared ...

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    WBR: Wall Street Update 25 Mar 15

    As Schlumberger, the world’s largest oil-field services company, agrees to ...

    As Schlumberger, the world’s largest oil-field services company, agrees to pay $232.7 million for violating U.S. sanctions in Iran and Sudan, we speak to Nicole Hong, Legal Reporter for the Wall Street Journal for the latest on the government’s...

    Mar 25, 2015 Read more
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    WBR: Heinz Kraft Merger Creates New food Giant

    It's the latest mega-merger in the world of food as ...

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    Mar 25, 2015 Read more
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    WBR: Wall Street Update 24 Mar 15

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    WBR: French Alps Plane Crash 24 Mar 15

    Accident investigators look for answers as to why a Germanwings ...

    Accident investigators look for answers as to why a Germanwings Airbus A320 travelling between Barcelona and Düsseldorf crashed in the French Alps. One of the black boxes has been found, what answers will it provide? Also, could a widely used...

    Mar 24, 2015 Read more
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    WBR: Wall Street Update 23 Mar 15

    As Italian tyre firm Pirelli - races into Chinese ownership, ...

    As Italian tyre firm Pirelli - races into Chinese ownership, we turn to the BBC's David Willey in Rome for the reaction within the country. Meanwhile, Greece and Germany are back in talks about Greece's debt problems - the BBC's Europe Business...

    Mar 23, 2015 Read more
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    WBR: Tyre Maker Pirelli bought by Chinese 23 Mar 15

    Iconic Italian tyre firm Pirelli races into Chinese ownership The ...

    Iconic Italian tyre firm Pirelli races into Chinese ownership The company's chief executive tells us why he thinks it's "good news" for all involved. Also in the programme, as Singapore mourns the death of its founding father Lee Kuan Yew, we...

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    WBR: Wall Street Update 20 Mar 15

    The NASDAQ closes above 5,000 just hours after the FTSE ...

    The NASDAQ closes above 5,000 just hours after the FTSE reached a new record high of 7,000 in London. So why are markets so buoyant? We turn to Chris Low of FTN Financial in New York for today’s market report. Plus - Spanish bank Sabadell says it...

    Mar 20, 2015 Read more
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    WBR: Spain's banks stage comeback 20 March 2015

    Spanish bank Sabadell says it has big plans for future ...

    Spanish bank Sabadell says it has big plans for future growth after agreeing a $2.5bn takeover of UK lender TSB. If approved, it would be the latest in a string of acquisitions at home and abroad. So just how did Sabadell weather a financial storm...

    Mar 20, 2015 Read more
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