Quest Means Business
October 29, 2010
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October 27, 2010
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October 26, 2010
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What’s the quiz topic for Q&A this week? That’s up to YOU! Last week Quest and Ali went head to head over the impact of China’s surprise rate hike. They’re back and ready to answer your questions. What business topic would you like to see on our Q&A-style news quiz this week? Share your requests in the comments section (below) and then see it unfold on air Thursday on Quest Means Business.

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October 25, 2010
Posted: 1708 GMT

The creator of Twitter is on Quest Means Business today @ 2000 CET. Will talk about Twitter’s path to profitability and his new company’s product Square – a credit card reader for mobile phones. Here's a sneak peek:

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October 23, 2010
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October 21, 2010
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It’s that uncomfortable question. If Beijing sneezes, do developing economies catch a cold? Well, this week it was more like a raging fever. China’s small rise in interest rates (among other factors) sent U.S. stocks tumbling 165 points on Tuesday, and the rest of the world followed suit. But why, you might ask, does the world care so much about China? Well, fear not, Quest and Ali are back, and this week’s Q&A will be another battle of business wills to find the right answer to that question. Tune in tonight, Thursday to watch and leave us ideas for next week’s Q & A in the comments section (right underneath here).

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October 20, 2010
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October 17, 2010
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October 13, 2010
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October 12, 2010
Posted: 1426 GMT

Do you think the printed glossy magazine is destined to become extinct? Here’s what National Magazine's CEO says. Do you agree or disagree with him? Why? Comment here:

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October 6, 2010
Posted: 1404 GMT

The sheer amount of chewing gum that ends up on the sidewalks and pavements is mind-boggling; and let’s be honest, frustrating, when it ends up stuck to the bottom of your shoe.

It's also an environmental menace. All of that countless gum you see stuck on the pavement takes weeks, months, even years to remove.

The days of spending hours scrubbing off someone else's chewed gum could soon be over. A water soluble, non-sticky version has been launched in the United States. A research team at the University of Bristol in England led by Professor Terrence Cosgrove developed the gum...

Q: It was gum on your shoe, too, that got you thinking about this?
A: Gum everywhere, really. I think everyone's had that experience in a cinema or on a train, where your fingers have sort of roved and under the seat, you come across some of this ghastly, sticky mess. You know, so I think everyone has their own personal experience, whether it's hair or stuck to your false teeth.

Q: What prompted you to go the next stage?
A: I've always been interested in how polymers, which are one of the materials that make up chewing gum, stick to things. And I just thought of it sort of the other way around, you know, could I make something that, although it might stick, was easy to remove?

Q: You still have a chewing experience, because, obviously, there would be no point in having chewing gum that didn't chew and taste like it. But what happens when it gets on clothes?
A: It retains a bit more water, which means if a piece of chewing gum is very wet, which our ones are when they're discarded, they really don't stick to anything. When they dry out, they do stick. But what you can do is get it wet again or just use the household detergent and it can come off really quite easily.

Q: What sort of interest have you received from the gum industry?
A: The whole of the industry wants to solve the problem of chewing gum pollution. And the goal of a removable gum is something that all major players want.

Q: Right, but quite often, it's a bit like a light bulb that lasts forever. Quite often, you know, the industry just doesn't want that to happen.
A: They want it to happen, probably under their own terms, you know. The problem with chewing gum pollution is it's the consumer that's causing the problem. But this gum is just an added benefit, being removable and degradable.

Quest:I'm looking forward to trying it!

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October 4, 2010
Posted: 1841 GMT

Airlines are merging and making money, but is what’s good for airlines ALSO good for passengers? That's the topic of Quest and Ali’s Q & A news quiz this week. Before you watch, make a bet on who wins: Quest or Ali? Take a watch and then tell us what you topic you’d like to see on next week’s quiz (right below here in our comments section).

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