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    The Business Saturday 27 September 2014

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    A weekly look at the world of business and personal finance with Richard Curran
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    The Goldman Sachs Tapes

    This American Life, a show on National Public Radio in the US, has obtained secret tapes recorded by a Federal Reserve employee of conversations within the Fed and between the Fed and Goldman Sachs. Nick Webb of the Sunday Independent has been listening to some of the tapes.
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    The Global Arms Trade

    Yesterday the British Government voted to support airstrikes against the Islamic State. Between the conflict there, tensions in Ukraine and recent events in Gaza. Despite the obvious human suffering, there are those who are profiting from the situation. We're joined by security expert Sadhbh McCarthy and defence analyst Declan Power
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    Peter Thiel

    In 1998, Peter Thiel co-founded the payments company Paypal which revolutionised e-commerce. Just six years later, it was sold for $1.5 billion. Thiel then went on to become the first person to put money into Facebook. He's just written a book called "Zero To One". He joins us from London.
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    Where's My Flying Car?

    Well, if as Peter says it's time to get back to the future, it might be well worth asking why the future hasn't worked out the way we thought it would. Why aren't there robots cleaning our homes and space ships taking us on jaunts to the moon? We set out across today's Dublin to ask why tomorrow's world never came?
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    Hot Air Or Hugely Inspiring

    Alex Ferguson's pep talk to Europe's Ryder Cup team seemed to go down very well earlier this week. Rory McIlroy certainly seemed convinced that the motivational talk would work, but do they really? Are pep talks all bluster or can they push people to their peak? We're joined by motivational speaker Paul McNeive and performance coach Denis Coen.

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