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Newsnight, Monday 2 March, 2009

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Loan sharks

As the recession tightens its grip, increasing numbers of people are turning to illegal money lenders for financial help. Caroline Hawley went on a police raid on a suspected loan shark in London.

Loan sharks bite in recession

Brown and Obama: the special partnership

Gordon Brown is on his way to Washington.

He is the first European leader to be invited to the Obama White House, and only the fifth British Prime Minister to be asked to address both Houses of Congress, as Michael Crick reports.

The special partnership

Jeremy Paxman is joined by James Rubin, who served as Assistant Secretary of State in the Clinton administration, to discuss Gordon Brown's imminent arrival in Washington.

Ethical Man

Newsnight's Ethical Man, Justin Rowlatt reports from America on how the Obama presidency will tackle climate change. He speaks to key Obama insider, John Podesta, of the Obama Transition Team.

How will Obama tackle climate change?

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

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