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Apr 21, 2016

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On today's show, we'll talk about the latest development in the Volkswagen emissions scandal; how a small amount of savings can help families weather a financial crisis; and the strength of the Shakespeare brand 400 years after his death.

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Shakespeare brand still strong after 400 years

Apr 21, 2016
The playwright continues to make big bucks for his hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon.
William Shakespeare, circa 1610, at work in his study. Original Artist: A.H. Payne
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For families, even a small amount in savings goes a long way

Apr 21, 2016
A new report says as little as $250 can help you survive a financial emergency.
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China cracks down on Internet finance sector

Apr 21, 2016
The ballooning sector in China has escaped regulation — up until now.
The headquarters of the People's Bank of China.
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Number of people signing up for unemployment benefits drops to four-decade low

Apr 21, 2016
Unemployment benefits, peer-to-peer lending, and mutual funds.

On today’s show, we’ll talk about the latest development in the Volkswagen emissions scandal; how a small amount of savings can help families weather a financial crisis; and the strength of the Shakespeare brand 400 years after his death.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC