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    Saturday 10 - 11am

    The Business Saturday 23 August 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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    Budget Soundings

    Speculation is mounting over October's budget, with lots of bodies, brokers and think tanks giving their suggestions over what it should contain. Nick Webb, business editor of the Sunday Independent takes a quick sift through the budget soundings.
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    Salary Secrecy

    The gender wage gap reared its head once again this week but does our culture of secrecy around salaries have a role to play in this inequality? And would it make a difference if all wages were public knowledge? We're joined by Martin Fellenz of TCD and John Ryan of Great Place to Work Ireland.
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    Power Poses

    Confidence is crucial in everything from negotiating a pay rise to delivering a great presentation. But can the connection between the body and brain help in business? Professor Ian Robertson of TCD and author of 'The Winner Effect' joins us to discuss.
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    Mergers in the Milking Parlours

    Collaboration has become a buzz word in business but it's been part of our farming culture for generations. There's an idea that's been gaining traction among dairy farmers - the idea of a partnership and pooling resources to help with profits. Our reporter, Liam Geraghty headed to Louth to find out more.
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    John and Sally McKenna

    The guide book market has been going through a tough time, with sales plummeting as readers head online to websites like Trip Advisor and Yelp. So what does the future hold for guides? Two of Ireland's best known restaurant reviewers, John and Sally McKenna, are planning a new course for their business.
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    Bullets, Books and Bohemian Bonds

    Galway born novelist Julian Gough is in the boisterous city of sin that is Las Vegas at the moment, where he is researching his new book. But he came up with a pretty imaginative way of getting there, a way that involves guns, lipstick and postcards. He hopes that it might create an entirely new economic model for authors. He joins us from Sin City to explain.

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    • Title: Sé Lest
      Composer: Sigor Rós
      Performer(s): Sigor Rós
      Performer(s): Sigor Rós
      Album: Parlophone Records
      Duration: 0:31

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