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    The Business with George Lee Saturday 23 February 2013

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    A weekly look at the world of business and personal finance with George Lee
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    The Business with George Lee - Capel St Capers

    Over the last few weeks we've broadcast the sounds of some of Ireland's most diverse streets, including Oliver Plunkett St in Cork and Thomas St in Limerick. But Mayo man Rory O'Neill believes that his adopted street, Capel St in Dublin, is the business. He brought Colette Kinsella on a tour of the street to find out more.
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    The Business with George Lee - Founding Friend

    Paddy Cosgrave, Dara Hickey and David Kelly are three friends who have achieved a lot in a very short period of time. Not only have they created the Dublin Web Summit, a mecca for tech-obsessed people, they've also created a number of other businesses. They join us in studio to talk friendship, fearlessness, and failure.
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    The Business with George Lee - Changes at the Stock Exchange

    At one point, it was the goal of every serious Irish company to get a listing on the Irish Stock exchange. In recent years however, it's become less and less common. That's not the only challenge facing the exchange. Some of our long established companies have been moving their main stock listings to other jurisdictions. These are worrying trends for Deirdre Somers, the Chief Executive of the Irish Stock Exchange.
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    The Business with George Lee - Death of the Reader's Digest

    The newspaper industry and the publishing business generally have been going through a rough patch. Newspaper sales were down 7% in the second half of last year alone. And this week saw the Readers Digest file for bankruptcy. Former publisher, Trevor White, is very familiar with the ups and downs of the publishing world. He gives us his take on the final chapter of the Readers Digest.
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    The Business with George Lee - Diamond Dealers

    This week saw the spectacular theft of over €40 million worth of diamonds from Brussels International Airport, one of the largest heists ever. Fraser Browne from Portaferry, knows all about the dangerous world of diamond dealing after spending almost a decade surrounded by jewels and precious stones.

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