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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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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Entrepreneur Whisperer

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Need help with your entrepreneurial endeavors? CEO and author, Linda Rottenberg, talks and gives practical advice and tough love for the budding entrepreneur.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Ebola Claims Life of Dallas Patient, ISIS Advances Near Turkey, and Family Secrets Revealed

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The Takeaway explores the Ebola in the state of Texas, the fight against ISIS, and the long lost family secrets of the AIDS epidemic.

So A Global Economist Walks Into A Comedy Club ...

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Yoram Bauman is an economist. And a stand-up comic. Who makes jokes about climate change and global development, among other topics. At the Inter-American Development Bank this week, he killed!

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Disease, War And Terrorism Are Dimming Economic Prospects, Especially In Africa

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

The International Monetary Fund issued a gloomy forecast and stock investors reacted. By the market's close, the Dow Jones industrial average had tumbled 272.58 points, or 1.6 percent

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All Things Considered

Voters Will Get Their Say On GMO Labeling In Colorado And Oregon

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Similar measures calling for labeling genetically modified foods have failed in recent years in California and Washington, and Vermont is being sued for the labeling law it enacted earlier this year.

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Marketplace

10-06-2014 Marketplace - Twin Peaks, Twinned

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Timothy Geithner, former head of the New York Fed is in court today, testifying about the AIG bailout. This is a big deal because the evidence he gives could change the popular narrative about how the crisis was handled and why. Plus, in an attempt to protect the rapidly growing ed-tech business and get out in front of new laws or regulations, several big-name ed-tech companies are signing a “voluntary” privacy promise, vowing not to sell student data or use it for marketing purposes.  Thing is...lots of big names (Google, Apple, Pearson) aren’t there. And it’s a pretty thin promise. Finally, David Lynch is bringing back “Twin Peaks” after 25 years… 25 years during which the short-lived TV series became a cult classic among new generations of DVD viewers.

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Squaring Your Taxes And Your Health Insurance Subsidies

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

How can spouses divide the tax credits they receive when they buy different health plans from an insurance marketplace? And what do they tell the IRS?

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Morning Edition

Italian Company Sells Spreadable Beer

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Birra Spalmabile is a beer flavored spread with no alcohol content. It's being advertised in the U.S. and elsewhere as a perfect complement to appetizers or cheese.

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Morning Edition

Ebola Protective Suits Are In Short Supply

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

The Ebola outbreak created a demand for personal protective equipment. Clinics can go through hundreds of PPE suits a day. Manufacturers increased production but agencies say there's still a shortage.

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All Things Considered

Former Treasury Secretaries Head To Court For AIG Lawsuit

Monday, October 06, 2014

Henry Paulson, Timothy Geithner and former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will all testify in a case that stems from the government's bailout of insurance giant, AIG.

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Marketplace

10-05-2014 Marketplace - Hewlett [and] Packard?

Monday, October 06, 2014

Silicon Valley stalwart Hewlett-Packard is going to divide itself two publicly traded companies. One will focus business technology, including software and services, while the other will sell PCs and printers. HP isn’t the first company (tech or otherwise) to change it’s business model of late. Plus: Reading behind the news that the JP Morgan hack was the tip of a very large iceberg, it turns out that the regulations governing disclosure of hacks to the public are full of holes. They vary from state to state, and in some cases, depending on what information has been compromised, may not require disclosure at all. Finally, as part of its latest deal with the NBA, ESPN will offer online streaming of regular season games live, even for people who aren’t cable or satellite TV subscribers. It’s a major shift in approach. We run down the questions remaining.  

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Morning Edition

NPR Chief Announces Departure Of Key Digital Strategist

Monday, October 06, 2014

CEO Jarl Mohn announced Monday that Kinsey Wilson is leaving the network. Wilson, whose exit follows the departure of several other NPR executives, is seen as a leader on the digital front.

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Executive Who Spearheaded NPR's Digital Strategy To Leave Network

Monday, October 06, 2014

Kinsey Wilson "is widely credited with positioning NPR as a leader in the digital space," according to NPR's CEO.

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Medical Company May Be Falling Short Of Its Patient Safety Ideals

Monday, October 06, 2014

Masimo Corporation's chief executive is a leading voice in the movement to reduce medical errors, but the Food and Drug Administration says his company isn't properly investigating complaints.

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Hewlett-Packard Will Split Into Two Companies

Monday, October 06, 2014

The ailing company that was founded 75 years ago has laid off more than 40,000 workers in recent years. Mergers that were meant to help it compete have not panned out.

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Morning Edition

The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech

Monday, October 06, 2014

The Innovators, Walter Isaacson's new book, tells the stories of the people who created modern computers. Women, who are now a minority in computer science, played an outsize role in that history.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How the Slackers Did Work

Monday, October 06, 2014

James Ledbetter compares the tech bubble of the 90s with today's much more independent tech craze. 

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All Things Considered

Fortune-Tellers, Step Aside: Big Data Looks For Future Entrepreneurs

Sunday, October 05, 2014

A venture capital firm is trying to target entrepreneurs before they create startups, or even have a business idea. There's no crystal ball involved — just public data and predictive analytics.

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Upstart Challenges Facebook On User Privacy

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Ello is a new social network — one that requires an invite to join. But Facebook dominates the market with a billion users, and it's tough for competitors to survive. So what does it take to make it?

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Tech Week: Who's Offline, How Hong Kong Connects, How Google Works

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Also in this week's tech roundup, America's biggest bank says 76 million households were affected by its summer hack.

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