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4 Business Issues Congress Could Tackle This Fall

Tax inversions. Infrastructure. Immigration. The minimum wage. When the summer recess ends, what will Congress do about these business-related issues? WNYC's Money Talking explains. 

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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Will Newspapers Survive On Their Own?

Friday, August 15, 2014

The recent flurry of spinning-off newspapers to be stand alone companies and what it means for the future of the news and the news business.

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Summer Smackdown: Murdoch, Wall Street Banks and Tax Inversions

Friday, August 08, 2014

Fox's Rupert Murdoch gives up on his bid for Time Warner. Wall Street banks get dissed by regulators. And Walgreens decides, its not a Swiss company after all.

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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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How Turmoil in Iraq Could Spike Prices at the Pump

Friday, June 20, 2014

Before a new wave of unrest saw militant insurgents attacking the country's largest refinery, the country had been expected to provide the majority of growth for the region's oil industry.

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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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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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From Tiananmen Square to China's Economic Boom

Friday, May 30, 2014

As the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square approaches, how much the meteoric rise in China's economy has to do with the Chinese government's response to those protests.

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Business Book Club: Climate Change, Buyouts & the Koch Brothers

Friday, May 23, 2014

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Screech! Making a U-Turn on Housing Finance

Friday, May 16, 2014

The new regulator of mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac reverses course to stimulate the housing market and the economy.

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My Turn: Timothy Geithner's Take on the Financial Crisis

Friday, May 09, 2014

The former Treasury Secretary's forthcoming book Stress Test details his account of account of just what happened during the financial crisis.

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Why Pfizer Wants to Move to the United Kingdom

Friday, May 02, 2014

Founded 165 years ago in Brooklyn, the U.S. pharma giant wants lower taxes, and is willing to become a British company to get them.

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Warren Buffett Punts On Coke's Compensation Plan

Friday, April 25, 2014

The business world took note this week when Buffett abstained from voting against a pay package for Coke executives he'd previously called "excessive."

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As Job Growth Lags, CEO Pay Reaches New Heights

Friday, April 18, 2014

It's been seven years since the financial meltdown, and more than 10 million people are still out of work across the country. Money Talking asks why CEO pay continues to rise as the economy limps along. 

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Should Businesses Trust the Internet?

Friday, April 11, 2014

This week, Money Talking explores whether individuals and businesses can trust the internet when much of what's happening on the web makes people squeamish, anxious or downright scared.

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