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Donald Trump's business empire goes under the microscope today. Many Americans may have voted for him for his business skills, but are those interests now a liability, with potential conflicts at every turn? And despite his promise to separate himself from his business empire, is it even possible to resolve them? With several Trump loans from...

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Mental Health at Work

December 7th, 2016

We examine a big, but often ignored part of our working lives: Depression in the workplace. Some 350 million of us it's reckoned suffer a mental health problem every year, and it may be getting worse. But are companies, are bosses, spotting the signs of what some call a depression epidemic? We hear the story of one Japanese advertising executive...

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London Tech After Brexit

December 6th, 2016

London is the beating heart of Europe's technology sector. Will it stay that way after Brexit? Presenter Manuela Saragosa visits the London Disrupt conference, where start-ups come to exhibit their ideas, and hears from Ismael Ahmed, founder of WorldRemit, and Mike Butcher, editor-at-large of the technology news website TechCrunch. Plus,...

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Italy Votes No

December 5th, 2016

We speak to Lorenzo Codogno, a former chief economist of the Italian treasury and now of the London School of Economics and LC Macro Advisors, about what Italy's rejection of constitutional change means for the country's troubled banking sector. Also Dutch engineer Auke Piet of Amazon Resources tells us how he plans to ship millions of litres of...