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Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories. From BBC Radio 4's Today programme
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15.02.2019

Friday's business with Katie Prescott

An accountancy book from 1494 is being auctioned. What's its significance? Plus, we ask if the US and China are any closer to a trade deal? (Photo: Christie's.)
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14.02.2019

Thursday's business with Dominic O'Connell

Airbus is to stop making the A380 – is this the end of the superjumbo era? (Image: Airbus A380 taking off. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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13.02.2019

Does it matter where donations come from?

The Sackler family name is very well known all around Britain. Institutions like museums, hospitals and colleges have all benefited from their generous donations. But does it matter where that money came from? Eight of the famous family have been name...
BBC Radio 4 author
13.02.2019

Chimpanzee communication

Chimpanzee gestures closely copies the way humans communicate, according to new research. Raphaela Heesen lead the team from the University of Roehampton which studied videos of wild chimps living in Uganda's Budongo Forest Reserve. (Image: Chimpanzee...
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13.02.2019

Brexit: May's deal or no deal?

Brexit Secretary, Stephen Barclay, tells Today that "it's not in anyone's interest" to extend Brexit negotiations "without clarity", and that any delay wouldn't be a unilateral decision by the UK. But his Labour counterpart, Sir Keir Starmer, says Parl...
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13.02.2019

Wednesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

How does the competition authority decide if the Sainsbury’s-Asda merger would be bad for shoppers? (Image: Shopping bags from Asda and Sainsbury's are seen in Manchester. Reuters)
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12.02.2019

Musical based on 9/11

Come From Away tells the true story of how 7000 airline passengers were rerouted to a small town on the east coast of Canada after US airspace was closed in the wake of the 9/11 attack. BBC arts correspondent Rebecca Jones has been talking to two of th...
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12.02.2019

Brexit no deal threat

With mere weeks to go until the UK will leave the EU, Cabinet Minister Andrea Leadsom rejects suggestions the prime minister is running down the clock so that MPs have the choice of her deal or no deal, in the final week before Brexit. Ian Wright, CEO ...
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12.02.2019

Tuesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

Brexit uncertainty means exporters are shipping goods without knowing if tariffs will apply (Image: Ship freight containers on Tilbury Dock. Credit: Getty Images)
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11.02.2019

Boris Johnson on Brexit

Former Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, speaks to Today 46 days before Brexit. He says he is positive that "the UK and EU will come to some kind of arrangement" despite some "challenges" of a no deal Brexit. (Image: Boris Johnson, credit: Reuters/And...
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11.02.2019

Monday's business with Dominic O'Connell

America and China resume their trade talks this week - what are the chances of a deal? (Image: US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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8.02.2019

Can Labour and the Tories work together?

With less than 50 days to go until the Brexit leaving date, former head of the civil service Sir Bob Kerslake says the government and police are preparing for "riots on the streets" in case of a no deal Brexit. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell says The...
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8.02.2019

France-Italy spat

A diplomatic row between France and Italy has deepened after the deputy Italian prime minister met with yellow vest protesters in Paris. En Marche MP Alexandre Holroyd and deputy Italian Minister for Education, Lorenzo Fioramonti, discuss the way forwa...
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8.02.2019

Pre-natal tests & genetics

A prenatal test which can detect Down's syndrome will be available on the NHS in England. The test is known as NIPT - non invasive prenatal testing - and has been available on the open market since 2012. It's not as accurate for rarer conditions, and a...
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8.02.2019

Friday's business with Rob Young

The government is at risk of missing its building target of 300,000 homes a year in England. Why? Plus the economics of decluttering, and the markets. (Photo: Getty Images.)
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7.02.2019

Russia and the World Economic Forum

Every year the World Economic Forum invites 3000 political, business, NGO and media leaders to discuss how to make the world a better place and face any challenges together. We hear from Kirill Dmitriev, the CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, w...
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7.02.2019

Thursday's business with Dominic O'Connell

What will be the significance for the wider UK economy of today's inflation report from the Bank of England? Plus energy price caps and the markets. (Photo: Getty Images.)
BBC Radio 4 author
6.02.2019

How should social media be regulated?

The big tech companies are endangering democracy and a future Labour government would set up a digital regulator with the power to break them up, deputy Labour leader Tom Watson will say in a speech today. He speaks to Today about the plans. (Image: ...
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6.02.2019

Trump's State of the Union

President Trump finally made his State of the Union speech last night. It should have been delivered last month but was delayed due to the partial government shutdown over funding for Trump’s border wall. BBC's North America editor Jon Sopel and corres...
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6.02.2019

Wednesday's business with Victoria Fritz

Victoria Fritz discusses the options for beleaguered public service provider Interserve (Image: signage at Interserve's headquarters in Twyford in Berkshire. Credit: Press Association)
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5.02.2019

How will Brexit affect Northern Ireland?

Theresa May will try to reassure people in Northern Ireland that she can secure a Brexit deal that avoids a hard border with Ireland during a visit today. Former Northern Ireland first minister Lord Trimble says a physical border in Ireland could happe...
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5.02.2019

Tuesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

Flybe is selling itself to a Virgin-led consortium – but some shareholders are not happy (Image: an airport worker examines a Flybe aircraft before it takes off. Credit: Reuters)
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4.02.2019

Facebook's 15th birthday

Facebook is 15-years-old today and last week announced its profits were up by 61%. However, some are deeply worried about the impact the social media giant has on people's lives and freedom. BBC's media editor Amol Rajan analyses the company as it turn...
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4.02.2019

What is going to happen in Venezuela?

Western leaders have backed self-declared president Juan Guaidó while Russia, China and others continue their support for President Nicolás Maduro. We hear from the streets of Caracas and talk to its mayor-in-exile, David Smolansky. (Image: Venezuelan...
BBC Radio 4 author
4.02.2019

Nissan & Brexit

Nissan has confirmed that the new X-Trail originally planned for its Sunderland plant will instead be made in Japan. CEO of Unipart, John Neill, says a no deal Brexit would be "devastating" for the car industry. We also hear from the CEO of North East ...
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4.02.2019

Monday's business with Dominic O'Connell

Nissan has pulled a model out of its Sunderland plant, blaming the fall in demand for diesels (Image: the Nissan car plant in Sunderland. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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1.02.2019

Sir Don McCullin's life as a war photographer

Veteran war photographer Sir Don McCullin speaks to Today about a life documenting conflicts in the Congo, Afghanistan and Iran, in a career spanning 60 years. From February 5th the Tate Britain will host a retrospective of his career with over 250 pho...
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1.02.2019

Seamus Heaney's widow reads love poem

The widow of Irish poet Seamus Heaney read a poem he wrote for her and St Brigid, the patron saint of Ireland. On St Brigid's Day, Marie Heaney, and daughter Catherine, spoke about the his love of women and poetry on the Today programme. Seamus Heaney ...
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1.02.2019

Will Brexit be delayed?

The EU would allow Brexit to be delayed but would ask what it would achieve, Irish Europe Minister Helen McEntee TD tells Today. (Image: Helen McEntee TD, credit: BBC)
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1.02.2019

MOD budget shortfall

The Ministry of Defence has a funding black hole of at least £7bn in its 10-year plan to equip the UK's armed forces, according to a report by the Commons spending watchdog. Former army head, Lord Dannatt says: "We had exactly the same problems 20 year...
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1.02.2019

Friday's Business with Katie Prescott

Are we approaching the end of the spiralling trade war between the US and China?
BBC Radio 4 author
31.01.2019

Brexit may go into 'extra time'

"Extra time" may be needed to finalise legislation for Brexit, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says. We also hear from Austrian Minister of Foreign Affairs Karin Kneissl; former Trade Secretary Martin Donnelly; and French Europe Minister Nathalie Loiseau...
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31.01.2019

Today: The View From Washington

A US perspective on global affairs, from the team that brings you The Today Programme on BBC Radio 4. In this episode, Justin Webb interviews Fred Kempe – chair of the security think tank The Atlantic Council – and discusses China’s advantage in the “T...
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31.01.2019

Thursday's business with Dominic O'Connell

Have privacy and data scandals hurt Facebook’s profits? Not in the least (Image: mobile users next to screen projection of Facebook logo. Credit: Reuters)
BBC Radio 4 author
30.01.2019

Is the ceasefire in Yemen holding?

Roughly 85,000 children have died since the war began in Yemen four years ago. The ceasefire is "generally holding but won't hold forever", UN envoy Martin Griffiths tells Today. He says "demilitarising the port and city [of Hudaydah] is the aim, other...
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30.01.2019

Can the Brexit deal be renegotiated?

Theresa May is expected to continue talks with EU leaders in the coming days to renegotiate her Brexit deal. But the EU has said it will not change the legal text already agreed. (Image: Theresa May, credit: BBC)
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30.01.2019

Wednesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

MPs voted to change the Northern Irish “backstop” – what do businesses there think? (Image: defaced road sign on the main motorway border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Credit: Press Association)
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29.01.2019

Crucial Brexit votes

MPs are preparing to vote on amendments to Theresa May's Brexit deal that could shape the next stage of negotiations with the EU. We hear from shadow Northern Ireland secretary Tony Lloyd; International Trade Secretary, Liam Fox; Business Minister Rich...
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29.01.2019

John Malkovich: Harvey Weinstein inspired play may 'upset' people

John Malkovich is to star in a new play about a "very badly behaved media mogul", inspired by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Bitter Wheat is set in the present day and Malkovich plays Barney Fein, a depraved Hollywood producer. He told BBC arts c...
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29.01.2019

Tuesday's business with Dominic O'Connell

Supermarkets have warned about food shortages in the event of a no-deal Brexit (Image: empty supermarket shelves. Credit: Press Association)
BBC Radio 4 author
28.01.2019

60 days to Brexit

With only 60 days until Brexit, Tory MPs Sir Graham Bradey and Nick Boles hope their amendments to remove the backstop and delay the leaving date, can help Theresa May get her deal through parliament. Chair of the Irish Parliament's Brexit committee, S...
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28.01.2019

Monday's business with Dominic O'Connell

Tesco is reportedly cutting thousands more jobs – why? (Image: a Tesco supermarket in Altrincham northern England. Credit: Reuters)
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25.01.2019

Allergy labelling proposals

Stronger food labelling laws are being proposed to prevent further deaths of people with allergies. Today speaks to the parents of 15-year-old Natasha Ednan-Laperouse who died after an allergic reaction to a Pret A Manger baguette. (Image: Natasha Ed...
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25.01.2019

Brexit deal or no deal?

A no deal Brexit would cause "significant disruption" for the UK in the short term, Chancellor Philip Hammond warns. Today also speaks to his French counterpart Bruno Le Maire who says France is preparing for a no deal Brexit. (Image: Philip Hammond ...
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25.01.2019

Alternative news bulletin

The news is so dominated by Brexit and Trump that other world affairs gets overlooked. So BBC world affairs editor John Simpson gives an alternative news bulletin about global friendships, Gaza, superbugs and China's clampdown on dissidents. (Image: ...
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25.01.2019

Friday's business with Katie Prescott

What effect is the US government shutdown having on the economy? (Image: US President Donald Trump. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
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24.01.2019

Is the public at risk from sex offenders?

A report out today has revealed that some sex offenders are being put in night shelters or budget hotels, rather than probation hostels, after their release from jail. Chief Inspector of Probation Dame Glenys Stacey speaks to Today about her findings. ...
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24.01.2019

The fight against antibiotic resistance

The health secretary has unveiled a new plan to tackle antibiotic resistance. Matt Hancock says the NHS will buy 'antibiotic services' from pharmaceuticals and encourage them to come up with solutions. (Image: Matt Hancock, credit: Getty Images)
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24.01.2019

Brexit jargon demystified

Hear the BBC's explanations of key Brexit terms - not through the angry voices of politicians - but through the voice of actress Frances Barber. In this podcast, customs union, soft/hard Brexit, single market and 'the backstop' are all explained. Fo...
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24.01.2019

Thursday's business with Dominic O'Connell

Tesco admitted fraud – but now cases against three of its former executives have collapsed (Image: former Tesco UK finance director Carl Rogberg. Credit: Press Association)
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