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    The Business Saturday 28 March 2015

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    A weekly look at the world of business and personal finance with Richard Curran
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    The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

    Yesterday morning, Richard Bruton announced the findings of Government commissioned research into the potential benefits to Ireland of a transatlantic trade agreement between the EU and the United States. The findings paint a pretty picture, with 10,000 new jobs forecast and an extra 6.8 billion euro in export. So should a deal be struck? Suzanne Lynch, Irish Times European Correspondent, has been following the talks.
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    Carole White

    Carole White was instrumental in launching the careers of some of the world's best known supermodels. Claudia Schiffer, Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell are just some that she helped to turn into household names, and she has just written a book - called Have I Said Too Much? - about her career in the industry.
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    The Business of Charity Fundraising

    The charity sector in Ireland is worth €852 million euro a year, but it also takes a lot of resources to raise that kind of money. Although people might not like to hear that their donations are being spent on marketing, administration or staff, recent research by Fundraising Ireland found that it costs the average charity almost 34 cent to raise a euro. We sent Liam Geraghty to find out more.
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    Around the World

    Siobhan O'Connell of Business Plus magazine joined Richard in studio with news of what's happening in the global business world. Stories include the death of the man who claims to have brought Singapore from the third world to the first, a superhighway to connect Russia and the U.S., and a precocious Snapchat billionaire.
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    Managing the Office Ogre

    In a much-publicised announcement this week, the BBC announced that they "would not be renewing" Jeremy Clarkson's contract, after an investigation concluded that he had physically and verbally assaulted a co-worker, Irishman Oisín Tymon. The whole episode raised quite a few questions about the management of difficult staff, particularly when they're one of your star performers. At what point do you have to kill the goose that lays the golden egg? To kick this hornet's nest, Julie O'Neill, Management Consultant with 'Join the Dots', and Paul Mooney of Tandem Consulting, joined Richard in studio.

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