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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: Rwanda Bill delay, the WASPI women & Varadkar's resignation

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Rwanda Bill delay, the WASPI women & Varadkar's resignation
Political commentator Mike Indian discusses the latest delay to Rishi Sunak's Rwanda Bill, wondering if there is anybody other than him who believes that the legislation is a good idea. Instead, it is an indication of his waning authority. He looks at the Parliamentary Ombudsman's statement on the WASPI women, born in the 1950s, who lost out as the state pension age was raised. While the Ombudsman says they should get compensation the government is still refusing to comply. What will a Labour government do? And Mike lastly looks at the surprise resignation of Leo Varadkar as Irish PM, despite still being young and energetic. He sees it as an indication of just how tough political life can be.
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Mike Indian


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Simon Rose

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: Law Debenture & Team Internet

Simon Rose
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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: Law Debenture & Team Internet
Neil Shah of Edison Group thinks investors should be looking ahead several months, when interest rates will be lower and companies doing better. He likes the look of investment trust Law Debenture, predominantly investing in UK equities, split between larger and small & midcap companies, which are even more undervalued. Their professional services business enhances the returns, as explained in a note on Edison's website. If you think the internet is here to stay, then he favours internet services company Team Internet, especially after their recent record results. On an undemanding valuation, it has now grown to the point where it is large enough to attract more institutional investors.
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Neil Shah


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Gavin Oldham

Thought for the Week: Memory and Copyright

Gavin Oldham
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Thought for the Week

Thought for the Week: Memory and Copyright
The science of memory and how it shapes us is the central question in Dr. Charan Ranganath's new book. It's an absolute truism that memory is deeply personal and individual to each one of us, but does it really vest in the neurons in our brain, or in our soul? In contrast, human creativity is not the possession of intermediating corporations but a collage gathered from right across the great human family. Antiquated copyright legislation is really showing strains as generative AI emulates the thinking process: it's time to overhaul copyright law, and for everyone to share the benefits. Background music: 'In Memory of Jean Talon' by Mini Vandals

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Georgie Frost

This Is Money: Are you about to have to pay for your bank account?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This Is Money: Are you about to have to pay for your bank account?
Is it time to admit that 'free banking' doesn't really exist, and to start paying for our accounts? Georgie Frost, Simon Lambert and Helen Crane discuss this, plus: the plans which wise parents are making to deal with the prospect of VAT on private school fees, if Labour wins the next election, and how to find a trustworthy adviser. Also — Helen Crane investigates a car sold with a significant fault.
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Helen Crane


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: AI Gives and AI Takes (15/3)

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: AI Gives and AI Takes (15/3)
AI has been a boon for Oracle’s cloud business, but it’s also creating a lot of questions for Adobe. Andy Cross and Matt Argersinger discuss the National Association of Realtors agreeing to over $400M in fines and to eliminate its commission rules, why AI is pushing Oracle up and Adobe down after earnings, and the numbers behind Williams-Sonoma’s 18% spike, Kevin Plank’s return to Under Armour, and Ulta’s wild shrink story. Then, 19 minutes in, Motley Fool Money’s Ricky Mulvey catches up with Bloomberg entertainment reporter Lucas Shaw, for a look into the business of streaming, the power of incentives, and corporate infighting at Paramount. Finally, 34 minutes in, Andy and Matt break down two stocks on their radar: Equity Commonwealth and Landstar Systems. Stocks discussed: RDFN, Z, ADBE, ORCL, WSM, UA, UAA, ULTA, LSTR, EQC. Host - Dylan Lewis; Guests - Andy Cross, Matt Argersinger, Ricky Mulvey, Lucas Shaw
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Andy Cross, Matt Argersinger, Ricky Mulvey, Lucas Shaw


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Clean Energy Solutions, Profitability Questions (11/3)

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Clean Energy Solutions, Profitability Questions (11/3)
Stem CEO John Carrington is full speed ahead on the clean energy transformation. Jason Moser and Deidre Woollard discuss Don Julio’s Oscars moment, if Oscar buzz is still powerful for movie makers, and how Reddit is more like X than Pinterest. Then, 16 minutes in, Ricky Mulvey interviews John Carrington, CEO of energy solutions company Stem on the company’s business model and path to operating profitability. Companies discussed: DIS, PINS, SNAP, META, STEM. Host - Deidre Woollard; Guests - John Carrington, Jason Moser, Ricky Mulvey
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John Carrington, Jason Moser, Ricky Mulvey


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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Gemma Bourne on Ending Homelessness

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Gemma Bourne on Ending Homelessness
Adam Cox is joined by Gemma Bourne from Big Society Capital to discuss why the government should reallocate a larger proportion of its existing spend to further scale initiatives that tackle the UK's homelessness and temporary accommodation crisis. With new research showing that these house funds are already having a major impact, it could help us combat homelessness. https://bigsocietycapital.com/
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Gemma Bourne


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Adam Cox

The Hypnotist: The Bungalow of Parts

Adam Cox
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The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist: The Bungalow of Parts
We all contain a wide variety of characteristics and capabilities, and weaknesses. The metaphor of a bungalow is used here to sort them into different scales of usage: the ground floor containing those in everyday use, less frequently used ones in the basement, and a motley collection of those we'd rather not admit to stored in the bunker. Adam Cox uses ego-state therapy to help us make peace between these disassociated parts so that they don't catch us unawares.

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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: Improving central government, why Britain isn't working & the forthcoming energy revolution

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Improving central government, why Britain isn't working & the forthcoming energy revolution
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University assesses the report of The Commission on the Centre of Government and its main proposals. To him, its suggestions point to running things more in the way a business is managed, with proper budgets for projects and making ministers accountable. He looks at why so many people in the UK aren't working, the effects of Covid, high taxes and healthcare problems. And he believes that the PM's U-turn on gas plants recognises that wind and solar can't do it all. But, on the horizon, nuclear fusion suddenly looks an imminent reality, which will have profound implications, not just for energy but also for geopolitics.
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Professor Tim Evans


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Imaginary, Spaceman & the Oscars

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Imaginary, Spaceman & the Oscars
James Cameron-Wilson reports on box office down 29% with Dune 2 now up to £19.3m at #1. At #5 is horror film Imaginary, which James found boring, bloated, clichéd and not particularly scary. He hoped for better from the philosophical sci-fi drama Spaceman on Netflix. However, despite Paul Dano and Carey Mulligan, it proved one of the weirdest films he had seen for a long time and suffered from the miscasting of Adam Sandler in the main role. He was far happier with the Oscars, which he felt were wonderfully hosted and both entertaining and compelling, even if he did – for once – get one of his main predictions wrong.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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