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    The Business with George Lee Saturday 20 July 2013

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    A weekly look at the world of business and personal finance with George Lee

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    Making Connections

    Terry Clune is the founder of TaxBack.com which employs over 800 people in Ireland and overseas. He is also the man behind Connect Ireland - an initiative aimed at attracting new jobs by harnessing the power of the global diaspora. This week, it announced the creation of 75 jobs in Laois, Galway and Longford. He joins us in studio.

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    Motor City

    Detroit is the largest American city ever to file for bankruptcy, with debts of at least 18 billion dollars. So what has happened to this city, once a symbol of American industrial power? We're joined from Frankfurt by Detroit native David McHugh, economics correspondent for the Associated Press, and by economist and Californian Michael Taft.

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    Patricia O'Hagan

    Patricia O'Hagan is the Chief Executive of Core Systems, a software company that's breaking into America's prison market. She joins us to discuss the profit potential in America's penal system.

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    Happy Campers

    As the sunshine continues to dazzle, our heat wave has been a godsend for many in the tourism business. More and more people are calling off their overseas holidays, and camping and caravan sites here have experienced a 40% increase in bookings. We took a trip to Cork and Kerry to find out more.

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    Lessons from the Boss

    This week, Bruce Springsteen's Wrecking Ball tour wowed audiences in Limerick, Cork and Belfast. It's the most attended music tour in the world this year. We're joined by Laurie Mannix of MKC Communications and business mediator Fiona McAuslan. They say that business people could learn a thing or two from The Boss.

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