September 12th, 2016
Episode 825 of 1091 episodes
Shares in Samsung fell sharply after the firm urged users not to use its flagship Note 7 phone. Technology reporter Rupert Goodwins tells us what long-term impact the phone's recall might have on the company. Also in the programme, pests and heavy rain have pushed up the price of oranges more than 60% in the past year. Joe Nikruto is a senior broker at RJO Futures in Chicago, and explains the background. Three workers trapped at South Africa's oldest gold mine since last Wednesday have emerged alive. The BBC's Pumza Filhani reports from the scene, where it's not clear how many more illegal miners remain underground, and gold mining expert Matthew Hart assesses why the trapped men were willing to risk their lives. It's boom time for British music, as a new report says that one in six albums sold worldwide are made by UK artists. We find out more from Jo Dipple, chief executive of campaign and lobbying group UK Music. Plus, Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times tells us why she thinks emailing while on holiday is so last decade.
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