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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Racing robots, Skyscraper-repairing drones & VR goggles for sedation

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Racing robots, Skyscraper-repairing drones & VR goggles for sedation
Technology guru Steve Caplin talks to Simon Rose about a record-breaking running robot, a clever seabed camera, repairing the tops of tall buildings with extruding drones, how to make driverless cars safer for pedestrians, a lamp that not only follows you but also offers emotional companionship, turning plastic into diamonds and how VR goggles can be used for sedation.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: The mini-budget and the market response & the Labour Party conference

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: The mini-budget and the market response & the Labour Party conference
Political commentator Mike Indian discusses with Simon Rose the Chancellor's mini-budget and the market turmoil it caused, as well as criticism from the International Monetary Fund. Arguing that previous dashes for growth didn't end well, he asks if there really is a correlation between the tax burden and growth and whether the level of regulation in the UK really is too high? He also looks at the Labour Party conference, understanding the confidence but pointing out that Keir Starmer is still missing a narrative of excitement.
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Mike Indian


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Gavin Oldham

Thought for the Week: Workforce Capacity is the Missing Link

Gavin Oldham
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Thought for the Week

Thought for the Week: Workforce Capacity is the Missing Link
There's a key missing link in Kwasi Kwarteng's mini-Budget strategy — workforce capacity. The unemployment rate is already at a record low of 3.6%, with many more vacancies than job-seekers: if we don’t tackle workplace capacity, the new Growth Plan won’t work. However there are initiatives we can take at both ends of the working age-range which could increase the available workforce by at least half a million people, together with significantly improving mobility for young adults to take advantage of work opportunities wherever they arise, and reducing public expenditure on health and care services. So, while the current focus is understandably on Government borrowing and the exchange rate, we must increase workforce capacity for the Growth Plan to succeed. Background music: 'The Plan's Working' by Cooper Cannell

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Gavin Oldham

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: The Mini-Budget

Gavin Oldham
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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: The Mini-Budget
If you missed Kwasi Kwarteng’s speech on Friday 23 September, here’s the opportunity to hear it in full, as delivered.

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Georgie Frost

This Is Money: What does the tax-cutting mini-Budget mean for you and the UK?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This Is Money: What does the tax-cutting mini-Budget mean for you and the UK?
Britain's new Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng delivered a blistering mini-Budget this week that was anything that small. A wave of tax cuts were unleashed. Some had been heavily trailed, such as spiking the National Insurance hike and a stamp duty reduction, but there were also two rabbits out of the hat: a cut in basic rate income tax to 19p from April and abolishing the 45p income tax rate. Those tax cuts joined a wave of spending commitments, most notably the huge energy price guarantee bailout for Britain's households and businesses. Paul Johnson, of the IFS, said: 'Mr Kwarteng is not just gambling on a new strategy, he is betting the house'. Georgie Frost, Lee Boyce and Simon Lambert discuss what the going for growth mini-Budget means for people, how much they may save in tax, and whether it will work or cause the UK economy even more problems down the line. One thing was clear in the aftermath: markets didn't like the break from the orthodoxy that they saw, and the pound tumbled below $1.10 while UK gilt yields jumped. But how much does that have to do with the mini-Budget and how much does it have to do with the Bank of England's rate decision that delivered a bumper rise of 0.5%, which was still considered small next to the US Federal Reserve's 0.75% bazooka? And finally, we've heard lots of 'glass half-empty' verdicts on our current economic situation but what is the 'glass half-full' one? Simon has a crack.

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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Recession Fears, House Hacking, Consumer Spending for the Holidays (23/9)

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Recession Fears, House Hacking, Consumer Spending for the Holidays (23/9)
For the 5th time in six weeks, there was a lot of red on Wall Street. Jason Moser and Maria Gallagher discuss the Fed's latest rate hike spooking investors, Costco delivering (yet again) in the 4th quarter, Darden Restaurants walking a fine line with customers, DocuSign's hiring its new CEO from Alphabet, and Amazon declaring victory with Thursday Night American Football. 20 minutes in, Deidre Woollard and Matt Frankel talk with Robert Leonard, host of the Millennial Investing podcast, about house hacking. 28 mionutes in, Maria and Jason answer questions from the Fool Mailbag and share two stocks on their radar: Lululemon Athletica and Microsoft. Stocks discussed on the show: COST, TGT, UPS, WMT, DRI, DOCU, GOOG, GOOGL, AMZN, AAPL, PYPL, PG, LVMH, LULU, MSFT. Host - Chris Hill; Guests - Maria Gallagher, Jason Moser, Deidre Woollard, Matt Frankel, Robert Leonard
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Maria Gallagher, Jason Moser, Deidre Woollard, Matt Frankel, Robert Leonard


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Liz Ann Sonders on Economic Cycles, Stock Prices, and Investing Mistakes (18/9)

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Liz Ann Sonders on Economic Cycles, Stock Prices, and Investing Mistakes (18/9)
Shorter economic cycles and more frequent recessions doesn't necessarily mean the downturns will be brutal. John Rotonti talked with Liz Ann Sonders, Chief Investment Strategist at US retail investment business Charles Schwab, about the “mother’s milk” of stock prices, how this market is simultaneously like the 1970s, post-WWII, and completely unique, and one common rebalancing mistake that investors often make. Host - John Rotonti; Guest - Liz Ann Sonders
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Liz Ann Sonders


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Adam Cox

The Hypnotist: Dealing with Life's Uncertainties

Adam Cox
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The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist: Dealing with Life's Uncertainties
As the media speaks of the Government 'gambling with the economy', many people worry about rising prices and interest rates; and their retreat into caution makes the likelihood of recession that more probable. If you are trying to deal with the stress of everyday uncertainties and inclined to retreat into a bunker mentality, this episode could help relieve the pressure.

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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Graham Wilkinson on The Live Music Capital of the World

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Graham Wilkinson on The Live Music Capital of the World
Adam Cox is joined by Americana folk singer-songwriter who's worked with several stars across the U.S.A, Graham Wilkinson, to discuss how Austin, Texas, came to become the undisputed 'Live Music Capital of the World'. They look at how British cities could learn from Austin's live music scene, and why local authorities are so paramount in supporting music. https://www.austintexas.org/
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Graham Wilkinson


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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Michelle Marques on her book Rebel Woman

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Michelle Marques on her book Rebel Woman
Adam Cox is joined by author and Life Design Coach, Michelle Margaret Marques, to discuss her new book 'Rebel Woman', and how her experiences shaped her life and book. She explains how her courses work to empower listeners to improve their own mindset and gives advice to listeners who feel they are stuck in a rut. https://www.michellemargaretmarques.life/
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Michelle Margaret Marques


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