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New Yorkers crave informed and intelligent business and economic news. Every week, WNYC's Business Editor Charlie Herman hosts regular WNYC contributors Joe Nocera (The New York Times) and Rana Foroohar (Time) to bring you those stories. It’s a conversation that goes beyond the headlines.  Context, conversation and insight. That’s WNYC's Money Talking.

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All Things Considered

I'm 'The Chief Worrying Officer': Ted Leonsis On Running Washington Sports

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Ted Leonsis about the hectic life of being the public face of pro sports in Washington, D.C. He owns the city's NHL, NBA, and WNBA teams.

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Marketplace

05-06-2015 - Marketplace - Hospice Costs

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Airing on Wednesday, May 6, 2015: While it's believed that hospice care at the end of life can save money, a report from the New England Journal of Medicine suggests otherwise. It found that for patients in nursing homes, spending went up by about $6,800 per patient. We explore the reasons why costs are so high. Next: there's been talk about the possibility that Microsoft — along with other tech giants — may purchase Salesforce.com, a site that offers "customer relationship management" tools. The company is worth $40 billion, and yet it doesn't make profits. We look at what Saleforce does, and find out why it's worth so much.     

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All Things Considered

Staffing An Intensive Care Unit From Miles Away Has Advantages

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Some hospitals are using a remote command center to keep an eye on ICU patients. This brings the expertise of a major medical center to rural hospitals — and may help keep the rural centers open.

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All Things Considered

Oil Prices Are Rising Again, But Will They Keep Going Up?

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Oil hit a new high for the year — closing at just under $61 a barrel. But some analysts say the global economic slowdown and the rise of alternative energy will mean less demand and lower prices.

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WNYC News

New Jersey Pension Fight Goes To Court. Again.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Attorneys debated whether the 2011 pension reform law Governor Chris Christie signed is binding. The unions say it is. The administration says it's not. 

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Fed Chair Yellen's Warning Adds To Recent Market Jitters

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Both stock and bond markets had already been having a rough week before the Federal Reserve's Janet Yellen warned about "potential dangers."

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All Things Considered

Puerto Rico Is Sowing A New Generation Of Small Farmers

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Decades of industrialization have left the island reliant on imported food. But change is coming — from government subsidies for small farmers, to classes that teach school kids how to grow food.

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WNYC News

Real Estate Front and Center in Albany Session and Scandal

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

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With weeks left before Albany lawmakers consider two key real estate regulations, Mayor de Blasio calls for stronger protections for tenants, but is mum on tax abatement for developers.

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U.S. Approves Ferry Service From Florida To Cuba

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

At least four companies said they received approval for ferry licenses. It's been five decades since ferry service between the U.S. and island has been offered.

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Morning Edition

The Future Of Massachusetts' Offshore Wind Farm Is Uncertain

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Officials in Massachusetts bet big on wind energy, sinking $113 million into a waterfront terminal designed to serve the new industry off the New England coast. But Cape Wind is all but dead.

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Morning Edition

Panera Is The Latest To Drop Artificial Ingredients From Its Food

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Panera Bread says it's dropping artificial colors, preservatives and additives from many menu items. But while it says that includes artificial sweeteners, it's leaving sodas with them on the menu.

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Morning Edition

Silicon Valley Remembers Dave Goldberg, Who Died Unexpectedly

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The CEO of SurveyMonkey was known for his generosity toward colleagues and for supporting the career of his wife, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg. He died while vacationing with his family in Mexico.

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Morning Edition

How Some Baltimore Neighborhoods Reflect Segregation's Legacy

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Steve Inskeep talks to Richard Rothstein of the Economic Policy Institute about what he calls "government-sponsored segregation," and how it has led to police-community tensions.

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WNYC News

Officials Question Fees Public Pension Pay to Private Managers

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Pension funds in New York and New Jersey pay hundreds of millions of dollars to Wall Street managers who oversee their investments. Critics say that's way too much.

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FT Big Read

Taking liberties

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Borzou Daragahi tells the story of Egyptian teacher Ayman Ramzy, who confessed on TV that he did not believe in God

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WNYC News

The Real Estate Company at the Center of the Skelos Scandal

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Glenwood Management is involved in the political corruption case against New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos — and former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

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Marketplace

05-05-2015 - Marketplace - Trade Deal Secrecy

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Airing on Tuesday, May 5, 2015: As the debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership rumbles on, we explain one aspect – the secrecy surrounding negotiations. What role does it play in fueling the controversy around the trade deal? Next: Pharmacy chains such as CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid began moving into inner cities decades ago as supermarkets left those regions. We explore their impact on West Baltimore. 

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All Things Considered

New Jersey Pension Lawsuit Piles On Gov. Christie's Rough Week

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Lots of states have underfunded pension systems, but New Jersey's ranks near the bottom. Christie's plan to cut pension payments even further is the subject of multiple lawsuits.

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All Things Considered

St. Louis Rams Consider Move To Los Angeles

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

St. Louis is fighting to keep its NFL team from bolting to Los Angeles. Proponents see an economic benefit to keeping the team, and they fear losing of the Rams will hurt the city's prestige.

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All Things Considered

In Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis, There Are No Easy Solutions

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

After years of recession and rampant tax evasion, the U.S. territory is desperate to renegotiate its $73 billion debt. But it can't declare bankruptcy, and plans to raise taxes face strong resistance.

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