We've had some new retail figures out today from KPMG and the Britsh Retail Consortium. Amongst other things, they say that total retail sales rose 1.7% in December.
Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke to Paul Martin, head of retail at KPMG, to find out more.
Political upheaval, job worries and financial pressures are leaving young people anxious and daunted, according to The Prince's Trust. The charity found we're now seeing the lowest levels of confidence and happiness among 16 to 25 year olds in eight years of research. Money problems play a major role with over two fifths concerned goals like homeownership and a steady job are unrealistic. Georgie was joined by Paul Brown, from the Prince's Trust to discuss more.
Boris Johnson has been visiting Washington DC where he's met Republican congressional leaders as well as some of Donald Trump's top advisers. After one meeting, Johnson said that the UK was 'first in line' for a post-Brexit trade deal with the US.
For more on this story, Ed Bowsher spoke to Richard Whitman, Visiting Senior Fellow to the Europe Programme at Chatham House.
From Brexit’s impact on the pound to what’s keeping the FTSE up at record levels and some surprising figures from China - Chris Beauchamp from IG Index went through the day’s key economic stories with Share Radio’s senior analyst Ed Bowsher.
If you totted it all up, how much do you reckon you spend at work - you have travel, lunches, coffees, but have you included colleagues. Apparently we spend more than £1000 a year at work. Nationwide found we're forking out for colleagues' birthdays, charity runs and Christmas presents and will spend up to 40,000 thousand pounds over their working life. To discuss the findings, Georgie was joined by Alan Oliver, head of external affairs at Nationwide.
Snap, the company behind the Snapchat messaging app, has decided to open its international headquarters in London. So why has the company gone for Brexit Britain? Ed Bowsher was joined on the line by the business and technology journalist Chris Green.
This week financial heavyweights Lindsay Cook and Vix Leyton enter the ring to fight for your rights in the financial world. We take on property, particularly the mortgage market and exorbitant fees and deliver the Sucker punch to the Stamp Duty pass.
Whilst there's certainly more and more exciting new developments, with our increased activity online comes the greater risk of crime and security issues. From claims of Russian involvement in the US Presidential Election to the hacking of BT, cyber-attacks are becoming a major issue in the digital age. So what new threats could be on the horizon in 2017 and how can we avoid falling victim. Georgie spoke to Lewis Henderson, Director at cyber security firm Glasswall to find out.
2016 saw record sales figures for the entertainment industry. Music, gaming and video sales reached £6.3bn in the last year driven largely by a growing demand for digital services. Despite the rise of streaming services such as Spotify some of the old formats are still popular with vinyl and handheld games all experiencing growth. To talk through the figures in more depth our reporter Tom Hill spoke to CEO of ERA Kim Bayley.
Jeremy Corbyn has backed a cap on "high earners" in an attempt to combat increasing income inequity. These comments come ahead of his speech later today to members of the Labour party, where he is expected to signal a shift in migration policy. For his thoughts on the Labour Leader's comments, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined on the line by John Ashmore, Chief reporter for Politics Home.