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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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HBR Ideacast

430: Disrupting TV's Status Quo

Thursday, October 16, 2014

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WNYC News

MTA Expands Wireless Service to 40 More Stations

Thursday, October 16, 2014

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The Metropolitan Transit Authority is rolling out a new wave of cell and Wi-Fi service to subway stations in Manhattan and, for the first time, Queens.

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All Things Considered

Airbnb, New York State Spar Over Legality Of Rentals

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The state's attorney general says nearly three-quarters of Airbnb's listings in NYC are illegal. The company says local laws should be changed.

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Marketplace

10-16-2014 Marketplace - Pick a volatility villain

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The market continued its downward trajectory Thursday with an overabundance of choices as to why: blame Ebola, blame earnings or even blame Netflix. Some economists believe this is only the beginning as the current volatility affects investors, business and consumers. Next: Our health care system is built around specialty care. As Ebola patients are sent across the country for treatment, hospitals look at what it takes to specialize in treating the disease given the need for expert training. Finally: Amazon announced Thursday plans to hire 80,000 seasonal workers for the company's distribution centers, a 14 percent increase from last year. Some holiday hires move up to full-time jobs, but what happens to those who don't?

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Your Car Won't Start. Did You Make The Loan Payment?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Growing numbers of lenders are getting tech savvy, remotely disabling debtors' cars and tracking customer data to ensure timely payment of subprime auto loans.

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Citigroup's Mexican Unit Fined $2.2 Million For Shoddy Oversight

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Regulators in Mexico said Banamex should have spotted red flags that resulted in a $400 million fraud. Earlier this week, Citigroup announced it had discovered a $15 million fraud.

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The Most Common Jobs For The Rich, Middle Class And Poor

Thursday, October 16, 2014

What do people up and down the income ladder do for work?

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As Oil Prices Fall, Who Wins And Who Loses?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Prices are down 25 percent since June, unleashing ripples around the globe that range from lower gas prices in the U.S. to budget problems in Russia to political pressures in the Middle East.

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Morning Edition

LA Schools Superintendent To Step Down Amid iPad Controversy

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Rachel Martin talks with KPCC's Annie Gilbertson about the pending resignation of John Deasy, who had been at the center of a controversial plan to purchase 700,000 iPads for students and teachers.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Making Online Reviews Work For You

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Author Bill Tancer offers advice to business owners on making the most of online reviews -- even the negative ones.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 395: Bright in Spots

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Phil and Philip Mortillaro, a father-and-son locksmith team, talk about the family business.

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Morning Edition

Strong U.S. Dollar Pushes Oil Prices Lower

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Oil is denominated in dollars. When the dollar is strong compared to other currencies, it makes oil cheaper in the U.S. but more costly in many other countries. And that puts a crimp in global demand.

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Morning Edition

Crude Oil Prices Drop As Saudis Refuse To Cut Production

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The price of oil is down and continues to drop. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is to thank, in part, for the lower prices at the pump as it fights to keep its place in the market.

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Morning Edition

HBO To Start Online Only Streaming Service

Thursday, October 16, 2014

HBO has announced that it will launch a streaming service similar to its current HBO GO service in 2015. Analysts say the service could undermine cable's channel bundles and give viewers more control.

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Morning Edition

For More Millennials, It's Kids First, Marriage Maybe

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Millennials, particularly those with less education, are upending the traditional order of love, marriage, baby carriage. Many say they don't feel financially secure enough to tie the knot.

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Morning Edition

W.Va. Pottery Company Keeps Popular Fiesta Line Thriving

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Homer Laughlin China Co. has been making the brightly colored Fiesta dishes for decades at its factory on the banks of the Ohio River. And it's still going strong.

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Amazon To Hire 80,000 Holiday Workers

Thursday, October 16, 2014

An increase in customer demand is prompting Amazon to add 14 percent more temporary workers this holiday season than it hired last year at this time.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Robocalls; Reviews and the Catholic Church’s Child Abuse Scandal

Thursday, October 16, 2014

25 years in 25 days: the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic church; a WNYC election campaign to get out the vote; and how businesses can attract consumers who check out online reviews.

Freakonomics Radio

How Can Tiny Norway Afford to Buy So Many Teslas?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Norwegian government parleys massive oil wealth into huge subsidies for electric cars. Is that carbon laundering or just pragmatic environmentalism?

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New GMOs Get A Regulatory Green Light, With A Hint Of Yellow

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Farmers will be able to plant types of corn and soybeans that can tolerate doses of two weedkillers. It may be one of the most significant developments the world of weedkilling in more than a decade.

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