Well it wasn't quite the fairytale succession everyone expected, as the man being groomed to become the next boss of Disney says he'll be stepping down next month. Tom Staggs had been seen as the heir apparent to replace Bob Iger, who retires in 2018, but has reportedly quit his post because he was not guaranteed the chief executive role. To discuss this, film industry expert Terry Ilott joined Nigel Cassidy and Sara Sjölin.
Just as the jobless figures in the UK are seen as an important economic indicator, so are US labour market figures. After a robust employment scene towards the end of 2015, job creation has been slowing across the pond. Kully Samra, from US broker Charles Schwab, spoke to Nigel Cassidy in a look ahead to the latest non-farm payroll numbers.
With the results coming in from Super Tuesday, in which 11 US states have voted to choose their presidential candidates, the pitched battle for the White House between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is moving closer to becoming reality as both are leaping further ahead in the battleground states. Sarah Lowther has been speaking to Edward-Isaac Dovere, Politico's Senior White House reporter in Washington, about the results.
Team NEO are an economic development non-profit organization in Ohio. And their Vice President of Business Attraction, Paul Boulier, discusses fracking in the US and UK with Sandra Kilhof and Mark Johnson.
New York's banking regulator is reportedly looking into potential manipulation of the US Treasury markets. Billy Bambrough's been investigating the potential impact of the case by speaking with Craig Pirrong, of the University of Houston, and Chris Skinner, Director at the Financial Services Club.
Primark, the discount clothing retailer, is opening its first US store in Boston today. But will the fashion chain be able to work in the US where other big British companies have failed? Billy Bambrough speaks to Clare Rayner, Founder of Retail Champion, and James McGregor, Managing Partner at Retail Remedy, to find out.
Desmond Lachmann, Global economics fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, joins Share Radio to take a look at the current state of the US economy, how it has been impacted by the turmoil in China, the recent non-farm payroll data, and what we can expect from the Fed's interest rate decision this month.