On Saturday, the UN held its International Day for Women and Girls in Science, a day intended to bridge the gap between the number of men and women working across the scientific sectors. Despite efforts in the industry, the gender imbalance persists, especially as workers reach their thirties. To find out more, Sara Macham spoke to Dr Claire Sharpe, consultant nephrologist at King's College London and ambassador of Kidney Research UK's Women and Girls in Science campaign.
Do you categorise yourself as unhealthy? Well you could be costing your employer on average 28 days a year in lost productivity. A study by Vitality Health shows that unhealthy employees are costing the UK economy up to 73 billion pounds a year from taking sick days and underperforming at work. Share Radio reporter Anviksha Patel spoke to Shaun Subel, strategy director at Vitality Health to find out what the study revealed.
Hannah joins Sarah Pennells to go through the top money stories of the day, including the sale of the Co-op bank, the possibility we may have to work longer because of Brexit and overcharging at Tesco.
Major supermarkets in the UK have introduced rationing on certain fresh vegetables.
Tesco is limiting shoppers to three iceberg lettuces, Morrisons to two.
Last month, we heard about the courgettes, but snowy conditions in Spain, Italy, and Greece are affecting the growth and availability of other leafy produce as well.
Share radio's James Brydges spoke to Duncan Brewer, Partner of Retail practice at management consultants Oliver Wyman.
Labour is using its own pollster to gauge the popularity of potential successors to leader Jeremy Corbyn. The party insists it's a routine thing to do - but a source within Labour says it was "succession planning". It looked at what people think of shadow chancellor John McDonnell, and the relatively new MPs Angela Rayner and Rebecca Long-Bailey. Share Radio Morning's Sarah Pennells was joined by Peter Catterall, Reader in the History Department of the University of Westminster to discuss the latest political headlines of the morning.
It seems consumers tightened their purse strings at the start of this year. According to the latest figures, January sales failed to stop spending on clothing falling at the fastest pace in nearly five years. Visa's UK Consumer Index says face-to-face spending on the high street recorded an annual fall of 3.1 per cent last month. Nigel Cassidy was joined by Diane Wehrle, Marketing and Insights Director at Springboard to discuss further.
UK plc has posted positive results in turbulent times, as revenues climb to new records and profitability improves. That's according to new research from the Share Centre. Revenues climbed by 5.5% to £116bn, a fourth quarter record for companies, helped by the weak pound. Gavin Oldham, founder of the Share Centre sat down with Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss more.
Helal Miah, Investment Research Analyst at the Share Centre, reviews this week's stock market activity with Share Radio's Simon Rose. They take a look back at BP, Rio Tinto, Glaxosmithkline, Randgold, Smurfit Kappe, and Smith & Nephew from this week, as well as looking ahead to Rolls Royce, TUI, and Shire.
Share Politics: Travel ban blocked, Trump meets Abe
Robyn DwyerOriginal Broadcast:
The Share Radio Evening Show
Donald Trump has felt the limits of presidential power - a US Court has refused to reinstate his travel ban on seven mainly Muslim nations. Trump hasn't kept quiet following the ruling, tweeting shortly after: "SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!"
Luckily for President Trump, he'll get to blow off all that judicial angst this weekend when he and the Japanese Prime Minister head to the fairways of Trump's Florida golf course. No doubt Trump's tearing up of the Trans Pacific Partnership - a trade deal between 12 countries including Japan - will be on the agenda - and could mean a few awkward golf cart rides...
Shinzo Abe's state visit comes not soon after Trump's first phone call with Chinese Premier Xi Jinping. With a rocky start to their relationship when Trump treaded on toes and spoke to Taiwan's President, this first call has been described as "cordial", with Trump reassuring Xi of his recognition of the "One China policy".
What court battles lie ahead for Trump? Will they overshadow his latest diplomatic efforts? For all that and more in US politics, Share Radio's Robyn Dwyer was joined by Chris Gilson, Managing Editor of the LSE's daily US politics blog.
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