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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

The Hidden FM Radio Inside Your Pocket, And Why You Can't Use It

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Most smartphones have a built-in FM chip. But whether or not it's activated is in the hands of the mobile carriers, who profit when you stream radio. The broadcast industry is pushing to change this.

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FT Big Read

Premier Li on China’s challenges

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Premier Li Keqiang on China’s challenges

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HBR Ideacast

460: Understand How People See You

Thursday, April 16, 2015

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Marketplace

04-16-2015 - Marketplace - Digital Classrooms

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Airing on Thursday, April 16, 2015: A judge rules that General Motor's bankruptcy shields the company from lawsuits over defective cars built before the bankruptcy. We sort out the consequences of the decision if it stands. Next, the Los Angeles Unified School District  wants its money back for iPads loaded with Pearson software that is sub-par. This is yet another expensive chapter in LAUSD’s disastrous $1 billion-plus classroom tech effort. It’s also another stumbling block on the larger road to the digital classroom. Marketplace reporter Nova Safo uses the LAUSD debacle to talk about what’s at stake as schools convert to digital classrooms and  companies vie for their share of the multibillion-dollar ed-tech market.  

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LA Schools To Apple: You Owe Us

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Los Angeles Unified School District wants Apple to pay up for poorly performing software on its iPads.

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All Things Considered

New Asian Development Bank Seen As Sign Of China's Growing Influence

Thursday, April 16, 2015

China says 57 countries have signed on as members of the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, but the U.S. is not among them. Some analysts say the bank is a sign of diminished U.S. power.

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All Things Considered

How Success Almost Killed A Game, And How Its Creators Saved It

Thursday, April 16, 2015

When Magic: The Gathering became a hit, its creators faced a surprising problem.

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WNYC News

Lower Fuel Prices Drove Down Cost to Landlords, Says City

Thursday, April 16, 2015

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The board that sets annual increases for roughly 1 million rent-stabilized apartments is out with its annual price index — and it's one of the lowest in 40 years.

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PRI's The World

The Chinese went wild for American pecans — which may be bad news for wild pecan trees

Thursday, April 16, 2015

If you're wondering why pecans are getting so expensive, the answer probably lies in China. The demand for pecans in China has boomed over the last few years, but American growers are killing off the native pecan — America's only indigenous tree nut — to give the Chinese the varieties they want.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Google Alert! Europe Doesn't Like Your Search Algorithm

Thursday, April 16, 2015

EU regulators filed a lawsuit against Google, alleging it favors its own services in search results. Mashable's Jason Abbruzzese discusses how U.S. & European antitrust laws differ.

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Morning Edition

In Record Drought, Calif. Course Ethically Keeps Greens Green

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Golf courses are water hogs, and that thirst is especially notable as California's drought grows in severity. At Pelican Hill, a top golf course near Los Angeles, water conservation is an obsession.

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Money Talking

There's A Right Way To Play Office Politics

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Politics are inevitable at work. Put two people in a room together, and boom, it's gonna happen. And that's a good thing.

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WNYC News

Bill Would Ban Credit Checks By Employers

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Advocates say asking for credit history puts people with bad credit or no credit in a bind.

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PRI's The World

If the women in your office don't make as much as the men, here's what to do about it

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

When women climb the management ladder, their wage gap with men grows even wider.

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All Things Considered

Pumpjacks Represent Symbol Of Life In American Oil Fields

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Pumpjacks have been part of the American landscape for decades, and they remain essential in today's shale fields.

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All Things Considered

Online Crafts Marketplace Etsy Prepares For Public Offering

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Etsy — the company best known for selling handmade goods — is going public. The financial media is having a lot of fun with this IPO, even mocking it as "artisanal." But it's actually serious business. The company has grown steadily and is considered one of the more promising recent IPOs.

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Marketplace

04-15-2015 - Marketplace - Diamond Dilemma

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Airing on Wednesday, April 15, 2015:  Stephen Dubner, the author of "Freakonomics," rejoins the Marketplace team to discuss the value of diamonds and their hard resale value. High jeweler markups and a limited buyer's market for diamonds have created what's called a "thin market" for the good. Next, some tax preparers are charging high fees and making dubious loans to vulnerable clients. We look at some of the controversial practices these businesses are employing during tax season. Also, the European Union has brought antitrust charges against Google, with claims that the company has taken advantage of the European market by using its search engine to boost its shopping service. Are monopolies always necessarily a bad thing? We explore. 

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U.S. Predicted To Be Net Energy Exporter In Next Decade; First Time Since 1950s

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Citing a boom in natural gas and shifts in demand, the Energy Information Administration says the U.S. could stop being a net energy importer "sometime between 2020 and 2030."

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You Didn't Check The 'Presidential Election Campaign' Box On Your Taxes, Did You?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The little box is for presidential public financing. At first, it was relatively popular, but now fewer people are checking the box — and more candidates are rejecting the funds.

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EU Charges Google With Antitrust Violations, Will Also Look At Android

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Saying that Google abused its grip on the online search market by "systematically favoring" its own shopping services at the expense of others, a European panel releases a list of antitrust charges.

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