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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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WNYC News

Lower Fuel Prices Drove Down Cost to Landlords, Says City

Thursday, April 16, 2015

WNYC
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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Morning Edition

European Union Accuses Google Of Abusing Its Market Dominance

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The European Union has been looking into whether Google favors its own products in online searches. EU officials have filed a complaint against Google. The tech giant has not yet formally responded.

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Morning Edition

Redistribute California's Water? Not Without A Fight

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

What's a fair way to divide up California's scarce water? The current system relies heavily on history: Some farmers will get water, others won't, based simply on when their land was first irrigated.

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Morning Edition

From Horses To High-Rises: An Insider 'Unmasks' China's Economic Rise

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Over the past 25 years, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson watched China turn into the world's second largest economy. He explains what could halt the country's massive growth.

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HBR Ideacast

459: The Condensed May 2015 Issue

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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SpaceX Launches Successfully, But Rocket Doesn't Survive

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Dragon spacecraft heads to the International Space Station on a routine resupply mission. What wasn't routine was the attempt to land the spent rocket on a floating barge in the Atlantic Ocean.

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How AeroPress Fans Are Hacking Their Way To A Better Cup Of Coffee

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Coffee aficionados say the simple, syringe-like device makes exceptional espresso and allows for countless variations on the perfect cup. Not surprising, given that its inventor is a serial tinkerer.

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All Things Considered

When Rates Turn Negative, Banks Pay Customers To Borrow

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

European interest rates are being pushed so low — to less than zero — that some banks are paying borrowers to take loans. Such low rates are aimed at boosting Europe's economy, but there are risks.

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