The Business

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    The Business Saturday 31 May 2014

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    The Business

    A weekly look at the world of business and personal finance with Richard Curran
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    KBC's Assault On The Irish Market

    KBC Bank Ireland is attempting to re-build its business here despite major issues and recent losses. We're joined in studio by Wim Verbraeken, the new CEO of KBC Bank Ireland
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    The Finances behind Celtic FC

    There's lots of speculation on whether Roy Keane will become the new Celtic manager. If the Cork man chooses to go for the job what sort of financial challenges will he have to tackle? We're joined by Mark Paul from the Irish Times and Hugh McDonald chief sportswriter with the Glasgow based Herald newspaper, to discuss.
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    Think Like A Freak

    It's been 9 years since the book Freakonomics took the world by storm, selling more than 7 million copies. The book used economics to explain the motivations of everyday life. The authors have just published a new book "Think Like a Freak" and we're joined by one of them; Steven Levitt.
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    Celebrity Endorsements

    Celebrities have been endorsing products for years, and this week Dr Dre Beat headphones were sold to Apple for 3 billion dollars, and Fender recruited Bono and The Edge to their board. But is a celebrity endorsement of your product all that its cracked up to be? We're joined by branding expert Krishna De and Joanne Byrne of Presence PR.
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    Rudeness in Retail

    New research suggests that when high end retailers look down their noses at people it makes the customer want the product even more. Liam Geraghty hit the high street to find out if dirty looks really deliver.

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Pure Imagination -- Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory
      Composer: Leslie Bricusse/Anthony Newley
      Performer(s): Gene Wilder
      Performer(s): Gene Wilder
      Duration: 4:37
    • Title: Pure Imagination
      Composer: Leslie Bricusse/Anthony Newley
      Performer(s): Fiona Apple
      Performer(s): Fiona Apple
      Album: Pure Imagination - Single, Chipotle Music
      Duration: 0:19
    • Title: One Man Boogie
      Composer: Chet Atkins
      Performer(s): Chet Atkins
      Performer(s): Chet Atkins
      Album: 100 '50s & '60s Rock & Roll Instrumentals, BUDDAH, 74463.99836.2
      Duration: 2:41
    • Title: The Running Kind
      Composer: Zoe Muth
      Performer(s): Zoe Muth
      Performer(s): Zoe Muth
      Album: Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers, OWN LABEL, NO NUMBER
      Duration: 3:06
    • Title: Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends
      Composer: Kris Kristofferson
      Performer(s): Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge
      Performer(s): Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge
      Album: KARUSSELL, 550.770-2
      Duration: 2:23
    • Title: I Don't Know Why
      Composer: Laurie Lewis
      Performer(s): Laurie Lewis
      Performer(s): Laurie Lewis
      Album: FLYING FISH, FF70487
      Duration: 2:35
    • Title: Out Among The Stars
      Composer: Rte Library Download
      Performer(s): Waylon Jennings
      Performer(s): Waylon Jennings
      Album: RTE LIBRARY DOWNLOAD, RTE LIBRARY DOWNLOAD
      Duration: 3:31
    • Title: Down The Road
      Composer: Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs
      Performer(s): Flatt & Scruggs
      Performer(s): Flatt & Scruggs
      Album: MERCURY, B0000070-02
      Duration: 2:41
    • Title: Here I Am
      Composer: Tony Arata
      Performer(s): Patty Loveless
      Performer(s): Patty Loveless
      Album: 16 Biggest Hits, EPIC, EK69809
      Duration: 3:04
    • Title: Boxcars
      Composer: Butch Hancock
      Performer(s): Joe Ely
      Performer(s): Joe Ely
      Album: The Best of Joe Ely, MCA, 088.170.151-2
      Duration: 4:00
    • Title: Please Help Me I'M Falling
      Composer: Don Robertson, Hal Blair
      Performer(s): Hank Locklin
      Performer(s): Hank Locklin
      Album: Please Help Me I'm Falling, RCA, 74321.28023.2
      Duration: 2:24
    • Title: Nobody Wins
      Composer: Kris Kristofferson
      Performer(s): Kris Kristofferson
      Performer(s): Kris Kristofferson
      Album: The Essential Kris Kristofferson, MONUMENT, 494 188 2
      Duration: 3:06
    • Title: Do-Re-Mi
      Composer: Woody Guthrie
      Performer(s): Nanci Griffith
      Performer(s): Nanci Griffith
      Album: MCA, MCD10796
      Duration: 2:52
    • Title: In It For The Long Run
      Composer: Jim Rooney
      Performer(s): Jim Rooney
      Performer(s): Jim Rooney
      Album: APPALOOSA, AP067-2
      Duration: 3:00
    • Title: Let The Mystery Be
      Composer: Iris Dement
      Performer(s): Iris Dement
      Performer(s): Iris Dement
      Album: Infamous Angel, PHILO, PHCD1138
      Duration: 2:46
    • Title: One Man Boogie
      Composer: Chet Atkins
      Performer(s): Chet Atkins
      Performer(s): Chet Atkins
      Album: 100 '50s & '60s Rock & Roll Instrumentals, BUDDAH, 74463.99836.2
      Duration: 2:41
    • Title: Small Town Saturday Night
      Composer: Pat Alger, Hank Devito
      Performer(s): Hal Ketchum
      Performer(s): Hal Ketchum
      Album: Hal Ketchum: The Hits, CURB, D2-77450
      Duration: 2:54
    • Title: The Running Kind
      Composer: Zoe Muth
      Performer(s): Zoe Muth
      Performer(s): Zoe Muth
      Album: Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers, OWN LABEL, NO NUMBER
      Duration: 3:06
    • Title: Lonesome, Ornery And Mean
      Composer: Steve Young
      Performer(s): Waylon Jennings
      Performer(s): Waylon Jennings
      Album: RCA, ND90304
      Duration: 3:37
    • Title: Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends
      Composer: Kris Kristofferson
      Performer(s): Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge
      Performer(s): Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge
      Album: KARUSSELL, 550.770-2
      Duration: 2:23
    • Title: I Don't Know Why
      Composer: Laurie Lewis
      Performer(s): Laurie Lewis
      Performer(s): Laurie Lewis
      Album: FLYING FISH, FF70487
      Duration: 2:35
    • Title: Out Among The Stars
      Composer: Rte Library Download
      Performer(s): Waylon Jennings
      Performer(s): Waylon Jennings
      Album: RTE LIBRARY DOWNLOAD, RTE LIBRARY DOWNLOAD
      Duration: 3:31
    • Title: Down The Road
      Composer: Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs
      Performer(s): Flatt & Scruggs
      Performer(s): Flatt & Scruggs
      Album: MERCURY, B0000070-02
      Duration: 2:41
    • Title: Here I Am
      Composer: Tony Arata
      Performer(s): Patty Loveless
      Performer(s): Patty Loveless
      Album: 16 Biggest Hits, EPIC, EK69809
      Duration: 3:04
    • Title: Boxcars
      Composer: Butch Hancock
      Performer(s): Joe Ely
      Performer(s): Joe Ely
      Album: The Best of Joe Ely, MCA, 088.170.151-2
      Duration: 4:00
    • Title: Please Help Me I'M Falling
      Composer: Don Robertson, Hal Blair
      Performer(s): Hank Locklin
      Performer(s): Hank Locklin
      Album: Please Help Me I'm Falling, RCA, 74321.28023.2
      Duration: 2:24
    • Title: Nobody Wins
      Composer: Kris Kristofferson
      Performer(s): Kris Kristofferson
      Performer(s): Kris Kristofferson
      Album: The Essential Kris Kristofferson, MONUMENT, 494 188 2
      Duration: 3:06
    • Title: Do-Re-Mi
      Composer: Woody Guthrie
      Performer(s): Nanci Griffith
      Performer(s): Nanci Griffith
      Album: MCA, MCD10796
      Duration: 2:52
    • Title: In It For The Long Run
      Composer: Jim Rooney
      Performer(s): Jim Rooney
      Performer(s): Jim Rooney
      Album: APPALOOSA, AP067-2
      Duration: 3:00
    • Title: Let The Mystery Be
      Composer: Iris Dement
      Performer(s): Iris Dement
      Performer(s): Iris Dement
      Album: Infamous Angel, PHILO, PHCD1138
      Duration: 2:46
    • Title: Small Town Saturday Night
      Composer: Pat Alger, Hank Devito
      Performer(s): Hal Ketchum
      Performer(s): Hal Ketchum
      Album: Hal Ketchum: The Hits, CURB, D2-77450
      Duration: 2:54
    • Title: Lonesome, Ornery And Mean
      Composer: Steve Young
      Performer(s): Waylon Jennings
      Performer(s): Waylon Jennings
      Album: RCA, ND90304
      Duration: 3:37

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