Ian Forrest of The Share Centre looks at recent stock market ructions and reviews results from Dixons Carphone and Photo-Me International, both of which fell sharply on their announcements, as well as Johnson Matthey, struggling with the shift in emphasis from diesel to electric cars.
James Cameron-Wilson casts his eye over another dismal week for the UK cinema box office, with the new Star Wars film Solo disappointing, despite the last minute arrival at the helm of Ron Howard. James also reviews Show Dogs - a contender for the year's worst film - and recommends Downsizing, now out for home viewing.
Steve Caplin delves into facial recognition technology, with Amazon under attack for selling its software to the police, Orwellian moves in China in the classroom and Facebook being urged to adopt the technology for its ads by Martin Lewis. Also a cautionary Kickstarter and Indiegogo tale, the Florida zombie power outage, an app to relight photos and how to track others without a phone.
Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show: Lowe’s gets some love; Footlocker jumps higher; Tiffany sparkles; And what the heck is GDPR??? Aaron Bush, David Kretzmann, and Jason Moser talk earnings news and analyze what a new set of privacy rules means for investors.
Professor Tim Evans looks at Italy's new government and considers whether its policies might pose a bigger problem for the EU than Brexit, at the Swiss Vollgeld referendum which, aiming at ending fractional reserve banking, is making Central Bankers nervous and at the Orwellian nightmare facing a persecuted minority in China.
James Cameron-Wilson reviews Deadpool 2 in the context of a box office depressed by great weather, the Royal Wedding, football and other distractions. He also reviews the Blu-Ray release of the 1960 movie Inherit the Wind, with Spencer Tracy and Frederic March and the home release of the Chilean Oscar-winner, A Fantastic Woman, both of which he strongly recommends.
Graham Spooner of The Share Centre looks at the recent results from Marks & Spencer, asking if they could have done anything differently with hindsight. He also examines the closure of Tesco's non-food website Tesco Direct and figures from Kingfisher as well as setting into context in the light of the record highs for the stock market and the firmness of the oil price.
Steve Caplin turns his attention to the Google virtual assistant that can book restaurants, the device to "magnetise rice", 3D helmets for the Swiss Guard, Uber and NASA's flying taxis, chatting with life-size holograms and the Boggle-solving app.
Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show: Macy’s surprises; Walmart slips; Home Depot sells off; PayPal makes a big buy; And Campbell’s Soup gets a shakeup; Our analysts discuss those stories and dish out some marital advice for the royal wedding.
Political commentator Mike Indian considers whether Theresa May's position has become untenable, and what extending the UK's membership of the customs union would mean. He also looks at the recent local election results and wonders why Labour didn't do better, as well as discussing the East Coast Line being taken back under state control.