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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: Sunak's Net Zero U-turn, Liz Truss's speech, HS2 and the Horizon scheme

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Sunak's Net Zero U-turn, Liz Truss's speech, HS2 and the Horizon scheme
Political commentator Mike Indian discusses Rishi Sunak's U-turn on Net Zero, feeling it might be a sensible idea for the long-term but clearly done for political short-term reasons, using Net Zero as an issue to drive a wedge between Conservatives and Labour. Liz Truss's recent speech is an indication that the party is in trouble. He feels that, although the government should stick to its guns on HS2, there is plenty to be done elsewhere on infrastructure. He ends with the good news of the UK rejoining the Horizon Scheme, which he considers should be of benefit to the country.
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Mike Indian


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Gavin Oldham

Thought for the Week: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, U-PHARSIN

Gavin Oldham
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Thought for the Week

Thought for the Week: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, U-PHARSIN
Here is our 'writing on the wall': the clearest evidence yet that sea temperatures are undermining the Antarctic. Let's not turn a blind eye and follow the mistakes which destroyed the Libyan city of Derna, whose leaders failed to heed their warnings. The total area of missing sea-ice at the height of the southern hemisphere winter is five times the area of the United Kingdom: no-one can justify denial of global warming in the face of this clear evidence. The catastrophic flooding of Derna should therefore be a wake-up call for us all — don't let climate change get out of control. Background music: 'Ether Oar' by The Whole Other Image source: BBC

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Georgie Frost

This Is Money: Should we keep the triple lock or come up with a better pension plan?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This Is Money: Should we keep the triple lock or come up with a better pension plan?
If the triple lock is stuck to, the state pension should rise by 8.5% next April. That will be an inflation-busting rise but a promise is a promise - and the triple lock is meant to be a cast iron guarantee that the state pension will rise by either 2.5%, average wages, or inflation. Except it's already been unpicked once and arguing about whether the government can wriggle out of it has become an annual event. It's expensive and paid for by current workers, but the triple lock has improved the state pension - and one day those workers should get that payout themselves. Yet, has it run its course and is it time for a better policy than the triple lock? Georgie Frost, Sam Barker and Simon Lambert debate the triple lock and whether to keep it. Plus, why is Facebook Marketplace such a wild west for consumers and what happened when we tried to set up our own (fake) scam? Santander's cracking 5.2% easy access savings deal was pulled this week. The team discuss whether another account will come close in future and why those who signed up to This is Money's savings alerts didn't miss out. And finally, a reader has viewed 40 homes for sale but not found one they like. What should they do?
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Sam Barker


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Apple's Compounding iPhone Iteration (13/9)

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Apple's Compounding iPhone Iteration (13/9)
Apple’s iPhone development might seem iterative by year, but over time it compounds into huge improvements and reasons to upgrade. Tim Beyers and Dylan Lewis discuss Apple’s fall update and the details on the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus, how the company is using phones to feed content for its future Vision Pro headsets, and why we want to be hearing more about Slack during Salesforce’s Dreamforce conference. Then, 19 minutes in, Motley Fool analyst Bill Mann joins Ricky Mulvey to break down the fundamentals of reinsurance and one misconception about Florida's home insurance woes. Companies discussed: AAPL, CRM, ARM, BRK.A, BRK.B, TRV. Host - Dylan Lewis; Guests - Tim Beyers, Ricky Mulvey, Bill Mann
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Tim Beyers, Ricky Mulvey, Bill Mann


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Expectations Investing Part 2: General Motors to Nvidia (9/9)

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Expectations Investing Part 2: General Motors to Nvidia (9/9)
What does an investor have to believe for today’s share price to make sense? Ricky Mulvey and Asit Sharma continue their conversation about Expectations Investing, applying the framework to four companies with different growth outlooks. They discuss value drivers for a mature automaker, a high-growth payment processing company experiencing a narrative shift, and whether Nvidia can maintain its moat over the long-term. Companies discussed: GM, CP, ADYEY, NVDA. Host - Ricky Mulvey; Guest - Asit Sharma
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Asit Sharma


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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Gerry O'Prey on New Research Exploring the UK's Understanding of eSIMs

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Gerry O'Prey on New Research Exploring the UK's Understanding of eSIMs
Adam Cox is joined by Gerry O'Prey of eSIM.net to delve into recent research findings aligning with the forthcoming iPhone 15 launch. The research underscores that a mere 17% of the general population comprehends the inner workings of eSIMs. During their conversation, they explore the fundamentals of eSIM technology, shed light on the public's lack of preparedness for this technological shift, and Gerry elucidates the advantages of eSIMs in comparison to conventional SIM cards. https://esim.net/
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Gerry O'Prey


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Adam Cox

The Hypnotist: The Impact of Inspiration

Adam Cox
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The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist: The Impact of Inspiration
Many people have big dreams and amazing ideas, but we all know how easy it is for them to be eclipsed by everyday concerns. Great plans are often sabotaged by thoughts like 'Is it really going to happen?', causing doubts to build and that initial motivation to slip away, becoming increasingly less real and tangible. However, if those inspirations are accompanied by a 'What if?' mindset, there's a real possibility of holding on to that initial purpose and finding ways to achieve it. This episode is designed to help you with that transformation.

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David Ricardo-Pearce

The Business of Theatre: Share Drama - The Comedy of Errors with Blanche Mcintyre

David Ricardo-Pearce
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Theatre: Share Drama - The Comedy of Errors with Blanche Mcintyre
David Ricardo Pearce talks with Director Blanche Mcintyre. They take a deep look into her sterling career in theatre, her work at the company "Out of Joint" and how to include an octopus in a Shakespearian production. This episode of Share Drama was first broadcast on 12th March 2015.
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Blanche Mcintyre


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: New iphone and watch, Duolingo does music & an off-road e-unicycle

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: New iphone and watch, Duolingo does music & an off-road e-unicycle
Steve Caplin waxes lyrical about the iPhone 15, with a camera he's dying to get his hands on and an EU-enforced change to the charging slot. There's also a new Apple Watch, while Polaroid have, despite the ageing technology, brought out a new camera. Duolingo are moving from language into music, students have created the fastest-accelerating EV and the Finns are experimenting with a digital passport scheme. An oscilloscope watch is shipping, a mere 10 years after it was launched, cyclists can get NASA-inspired punctureless tyres and there's a Chinese e-unicycle which can go off-road up 50-degree inclines. Steve warns of the dangers of Amazon selling AI-written books on mushroom foraging.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

The Financial Outlook For Personal Investors: Are a rash of CEO departures a worrying sign?

Simon Rose
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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors

The Financial Outlook For Personal Investors: Are a rash of CEO departures a worrying sign?
Russ Mould of A J Bell looks at the high rate of departures of FTSE 100 CEOs and, indeed, CFOs. 18 CEOs are going this year, with another 4 already known to be departing in 2024. The figures for CFOs are 31 this year, with another 6 planned next. Such elevated numbers were also seen in 2000, 2007, 2013 and 2020, none of them years investors will look back on fondly. Russ also answers the obvious question, "What does a CEO actually do?".
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Russ Mould


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