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The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Debenhams, Tesco & Indivior

Simon Rose
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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Debenhams, Tesco & Indivior
Ian Forrest of The Share Centre looks at the recent bad news at departmental store group Debenhams and drug company Indivior as well as the more encouraging recent figures from Tesco, which outperformed market expectations. He looks ahead to expected figures from Segro, Bunzl and Unilever.
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Professor Tim Evans


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Shazam!

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Shazam!
James Cameron-Wilson runs his eye down the UK box office chart, with age-shift superhero movie Shazam! pushing Dumbo from the front spot, a new Pet Semetary at #3 and French-directed western The Sisters Brothers clocking in at #9. Out for home release is Mary Poppins Returns, which will no doubt fly off the shelves and 1952 Finnish classic The White Reindeer, which might have a little more trouble getting into the air.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: The meat-free Whopper

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: The meat-free Whopper
Steve Caplin on the mother and daughter rescued by police use of the What3Words app, speed limiters on cars, wireless charging for electric taxis, French car alcolocks, the meatless Burger King Whopper, the autotune for karaoke singers, the weight of the Milky Way (1.5 trillion solar masses) and contraceptive jewellery.
Guest:

Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

Motley Fool Money: An Economist Walks into a Brothel

Simon Rose
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: An Economist Walks into a Brothel
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: A federal judge orders Elon Musk and the SEC to put on their “reasonableness pants"; Tradeweb pops on its IPO; Amazon’s ad business gains on Google; And Burger King introduces an Impossible Whopper. Analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser discuss these stories and weigh in on the latest from Constellation Brands, Disney, and Teladoc. Plus, Allison Schrager shares some insights from her book, An Economist Walks Into A Brothel: And Other Unexpected Places to Understand Risk.
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Chris Hill, Andy Cross, Jason Moser, Allison Schrager


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Is the 8% return on your 'savings' really just a complex fraud?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: Is the 8% return on your 'savings' really just a complex fraud?
As we fast approach one fifth of the way through the 21st century, the world of finance is modernising in ways that would have been unimaginable a few years ago. And not always in a good way. The language of ‘savings’ has evolved to the point of dishonesty and even fraud. On this week’s podcast editor Simon Lambert and reporter George Nixon join host Georgie Frost to look at fancy new Innovative Finance Isas, at savings products that claim to offer 8% returns and to be protected by the official savings watchdog but are in fact risky investments – and the fraud investigation at London Capital and Finance, where thousands of ‘savers’ lost millions of pounds. Simon guides listeners through the dark side of mini bonds and the complex web of companies that savers’ money was poured into at LC and F before it collapsed owing £236m. The City watchdog supposedly overseeing the company is also now being investigated . On a cheerier note, George explains how teenagers are able to invest on the stock market and how easy it can be to get started, plus a couple of new free share dealing services, an old-fashioned holiday trap and whether insurance companies would pay out if your flash car crash is on video and on social media.
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Simon Lambert, George Nixon


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Adam Cox

Mini Mindset: Dental fears

Adam Cox
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Mini Mindset

Mini Mindset: Dental fears
New research reveals that nearly a third of Brits say that they fear the dentist’s chair and 79% say they are put off receiving dental advice as a result – which could explain why nearly 100,000 fewer people visited the dentist last year. Fear is just one of the reasons why we are avoiding the chair, with time and cost also stopping 1 in 7 of us from taking a visit. So, Are we risking our oral health by not taking more regular visits to the dentist? Earlier I spoke to dentist Cathal Hayes and the CEO of Centre for Dentistry who carried out the research Lisa Riley.
Guests:

Cathal Hayes, Lisa Riley


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: How Brexit could be influenced by poor plumbing

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: How Brexit could be influenced by poor plumbing
Political commentator Mike Indian tries to make sense of the political shenanigans of the past few days, full of amendments and indicative votes, with deadlock in the Cabinet and Commons and Theresa May entering discussions with Jeremy Corbyn. But with the House of Commons' business disrupted by a water leak, Mike explains how important that mishap could yet be.
Guest:

Mike Indian


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Short story vending machines

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Short story vending machines
Steve Caplin takes a look at vending machines in Canary Wharf dispensing short stories, Apple's new credit card, a chance to be the voice of Virgin Trains' talking toilet, a wearable drum kit, less stressed laboratory mice, acoustic metamaterial and an AI system to train violinists.
Guest:

Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: AA, Saga, Mothercare & AO World

Simon Rose
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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: AA, Saga, Mothercare & AO World
Majoring heavily on retail, Helal Miah of The Share Centre looks at recent numbers from AA, Saga, Mothercare and AO World. He looks ahead to forthcoming news from Tesco, ASOS, Dunelm and WH Smith, one of the few more positive retailing stories of late.
Guest:

Helal Miah


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Simon Rose

Business of Film: Dumbo

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

Business of Film: Dumbo
James Cameron-Wilson discusses the latest UK box office chart, with Tim Burton's new version of Dumbo trampling all underfoot, pushing Captain Marvel down to second position. What is NOT in the charts, however, is The Highwaymen with Woody Harrelson and Kevin Costner. As the tale of cops on the trail of Bonnie & Clyde was made by Netflix, some cinema chains are boycotting it. James discusses the cinema vs. streaming war. His DVD of the week is Mektoub, My Love from Abdellatif Kechiche (Blue Is The Warmest Colour).
Guest:

James Cameron-Wilson


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