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Joe Nocera

New York Times Op-Ed Columnist

Joe Nocera is an op-ed columnist with The New York Times and a regular contributor to WNYC. He has been reporting on business and finance for three decades in such publications as Fortune, Esquire, Texas Monthly, Newsweek, and joined the Times as a business columnist in April 2004.  His most recent book, co-written with Bethany McLean, is All The Devils: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis, their best-selling account of the financial crisis.

Joe Nocera appears in the following:

Back to the Future – Cold War Style

Friday, December 19, 2014

If you miss nuclear standoffs and assassination plots, this was your week. A cast of Cold War foes dominated the news cycle. And now the U.S. needs to figure out what's at stake. 

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A Good Week for Insider Trading

Friday, December 12, 2014

After an appeals court overtures two convictions, federal officials could have a harder time prosecuting insider trading.

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Two Joes Debate the Keystone Pipeline

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Joe Nocera says it's cleaner to ship the oil by pipeline rather than put it on a train. Joe Romm says a moral world would leave this oil in the ground. Today, the U.S. Senate decides.

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With Republicans in Control, What's Next for the Economy?

Friday, November 07, 2014

Republican wins this week might lead to more cooperation on key economic issues. 

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Wall Street Worries About the Economy, Oil And Ebola

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fear fuels the sharp twists in the markets as investors worry about a global slowdown, falling oil prices and Ebola.

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What a Difference a Year Makes: Obamacare Turns One

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Affordable Care Act recovered from its bumpy roll-out, but there are still a lot of unanswered questions.  

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Lehman Brothers Didn't Have to Go Bankrupt

Friday, October 03, 2014

Six years after filing for bankruptcy and igniting the financial crisis, new reporting suggests the government could have bailed out the bank and saved it. 

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Corporations Pledge to Combat Climate Change

Friday, September 26, 2014

Corporations are promising to reduce emissions, embrace sustainability and divest from fossil fuel companies. Will it be enough?

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How Important is the Alibaba IPO?

Friday, September 19, 2014

What to make of the attention (and hype) around the public stock offering of the Chinese e-commerce company, expected to be one of the largest in history. 

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Exciting? Sure. Innovative? Nah.

Friday, September 12, 2014

New phones. Bigger phones. Smart watches. Soaring stock prices. The tech industry's not short on glitzy announcements, but every new gadget isn't a game-changer.

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How to Fix Our Broken Retirement System

Friday, August 22, 2014

Pensions have all but disappeared and 401ks and Social Security aren't cutting it. It's time to start rethinking retirement in America. 

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Expensive Prescriptions and Argentina's Default

Friday, August 01, 2014

Pharmaceutical companies are now developing drugs for so-called orphan diseases, which affect only a small sliver of the population. It sounds great, but there’s a potential problem: The cost. Plus, what Argentina's default means for the global economy.

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Will Turmoil Abroad Affect U.S. Economic Growth?

Friday, July 25, 2014

Upheaval as far away as the Gaza Strip and eastern Ukraine may hurt America's fragile economy. Plus, why many U.S. corporations are rushing to incorporate abroad.

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Why Rupert Murdoch Wants Time Warner

Friday, July 18, 2014

And why, though Time Warner rejected his $80 billion offer, he might not take "no" for an answer.

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What to Do With CEOs Behaving Badly?

Friday, July 11, 2014

After being ousted from the T-shirt-making retailer, American Apparel CEO and founder Dov Charney wants back in. Is this a template for other CEOs, or is Charney just the Kim Kardashian of the business world?

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Coming Attractions: Future Innovations to Spur Economic Growth

Friday, July 04, 2014

From the "Internet of Things" to drone deliveries to cell phone batteries that lasts longer.

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Congressional Fights Against "Crony Capitalism"

Friday, June 27, 2014

Why the little known Export-Import Bank is under such scrutiny by Congress. Is it an example of crony capitalism?

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Can the Economy Get Out of Its Perpetual Rut?

Friday, June 13, 2014

The stock market keeps hitting record highs, but the economy is sputtering along. What will it take to get it growing again. Plus, how the electronic currency Bitcoin is doing after a bad winter. The stock market keeps hitting record highs, but the economy is stuck in a rut. Tomorrow, WNYC’s Money Talking looks at what it will take to get the economy growing again. Plus, how the electronic currency bitcoin is doing after a winter of ups and downs. Tune in to Money Talking and all the latest news tomorrow on Morning Edition on

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N.C.A.A. Trial Takes on Future of College Athletics

Monday, June 09, 2014

The trial begins today in the case of Ed O’Bannon vs. the N.C.A.A., a legal dispute that may have longstanding implications for the lucrative world of division I college sports.

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The Future of General Motors and High-Speed Trading

Friday, June 06, 2014

An internal investigation at General Motors into a faulty ignition switch concludes that there's been an 11-year "history of failures." In releasing the report Thursday, is this CEO Mary Barra's first step in changing the culture of the "GM Nod?"

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