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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

HBO GO Available To Non-Cable Subscribers In 2015

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Starting next year, HBO says it will offer its programming on the web to those without a cable subscription. The service will be offered in the U.S. and there are plans to bring it overseas.

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All Things Considered

Turmoil Continues In Financial Markets As Dow Plunges

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Stocks took a beating on Wednesday, with the Dow and the S&P 500 falling more than 2 percent before bouncing back slightly. Money flowed into safe haven investments such as U.S. Treasuries.

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Marketplace

10-15-2014 Marketplace -Shot Clock Til You Drop

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Texas Health Presbyterian is a community hospital up against Ebola, and the CDC now says every hospital in the U.S. should be prepared for an Ebola patient. With 5,000 community hospitals in the nation, plenty of training, time and resources are needed to fight the virus. Next: Retail sales dropped down this month, but still did better than expected. With consumer behavior changing during the last decade, do the metrics used to judge and predict consumer spending work anymore? Plus: The NBA is experimenting this Sunday with the pre-season game between the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets. Game time will be four minutes shorter than usual, but could less mean more?

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Weekly Innovation: Your New Pet Robot

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Jr., a consumer robot in development, could soon be an extra set of eyes and ears in your home. Each Jr. adapts uniquely to its owner. But if you ignore it, Jr. may start avoiding you.

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HBO Without Cable, Coming In 2015

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

HBO has announced that beginning in 2015, it will offer what many have long wanted: access to HBO without having cable.

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Morning Edition

Should You Stock Up On Chocolate Bars Because Of Ebola?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The virus has already caused one spike in chocolate prices, because cocoa is grown in countries that border Ebola-stricken Liberia and Guinea. Prices went back down — for the moment.

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All Things Considered

Microsoft Windows Flaw Let Russian Hackers Spy On NATO, Report Says

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A weakness in Microsoft Windows has been exploited by Russian hackers to spy on Western governments, NATO, European energy companies and an academic organization in the U.S., according to a report.

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HBR Ideacast

429: The Condensed November 2014 Issue

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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PRI's The World

Ireland looks to close a major tax loophole, but some Irish want to keep the money flowing

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

An improving economy and declining unemployment mean that Ireland is finding its footing again, and looking to close a controversial loophole that let huge corporations avoid taxes there. But some Irish people think all's fair in love and finance, and want the so-called 'Double Irish' to stay.

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What's Really In A Big Mac? McDonald's Says It's Ready To Tell All

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pink slime? Eyeballs? Rumors about what goes into McD's food have dogged it for years. As U.S. sales falter, the firm's new ad campaign aims to tackle those concerns by inviting consumers' questions.

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Marketplace

10-14-2014 Marketplace - Crisis management

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Three big banks reported earnings Tuesday: JP Morgan, Citigroup and Wells Fargo. The results show how “the American bank” has changed since the financial crisis. Next: Projections for an increase in oil demand are at the lowest level since 2009 - according to the International Energy Agency - a reflection of how the global economy is struggling to grow five years since the depths of the financial crisis. Plus: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced he and his wife Priscilla Chan will donate $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help fight Ebola. A look at why private money is flowing into the fight, and how different it is from support for natural disaster.  

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Snapchat And Dropbox Breaches Are Really Third-Party-App Breaches

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

While troves of data from the ephemeral messaging app Snapchat and the cloud storage provider Dropbox were leaked, the companies put the blame elsewhere.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Putin's Rise to Power and Who Has Profited From His Rule

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Russian scholar Karen Dawisha discusses evidence that those in Putin's circle and argues that they have used their public positions for personal gain.

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Health Premiums And Costs Set To Rise For Workers Covered At Work

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

As many companies provide employees with their coverage details this fall, premiums are expected to increase modestly. Surcharges for spousal coverage and health savings accounts are also on the rise.

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Morning Edition

Economists Theorize Eurozone May Experience Triple-Dip Recession

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

To find out what's going on with the economy, Rachel Martin talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributor to The Wall Street Journal.

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Morning Edition

School Facilities Strained By Boom In Petroleum Engineering

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Students want to cash in on that growing job market. Those high paying jobs are also attracting petroleum engineering professors. So there are fewer professors to teach ballooning classes.

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Morning Edition

As Oil Prices Slide, Speculation Rises On Shale Boom's Sustainability

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Global oil prices have fallen to a 4-year low, confirming hopes and fears, depending on if you're a gasoline consumer or an oilman, that abundant U.S. crude is messing with the world's energy order.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

"Amazon Must Be Stopped"

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

It's time to break up Amazon, says New Republic editor Franklin Foer, who sees the e-commerce giant as a "threat to democracy."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Crash Course: What We Should Have Learned from the Financial Crisis

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Financial Times', Martin Wolf explains what caused the 2007-08 financial crisis and looks at whether regulations have made out financial system more stable and sustainable.

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All Things Considered

Fiery Oil-Train Derailments Prompt Calls For Less Flammable Oil

Monday, October 13, 2014

Trains carrying oil from North Dakota pass through American towns daily — and sometimes they derail and explode. The oil industry is now under pressure to make the oil less volatile before shipping.

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