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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

Why Raising Money To Fight Ebola Is Hard

Monday, September 22, 2014

Donors like being part of a recovery story. It's hard to tell that kind of story about Ebola.

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The Takeaway

So You Want a Career in Manufacturing?

Monday, September 22, 2014

Forget shoulder-to-shoulder assembly lines—advanced manufacturing requires high-end production, and those who want to be successful will need high-tech skills and a good design sense.

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Morning Edition

Rockefeller Brothers Fund Forsakes Its Legacy

Monday, September 22, 2014

On Monday, at the U.N. climate change conference in New York, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and several dozen other groups will announce their divestment from fossil fuels.

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Morning Edition

After Major Image Fumbles, NFL Now Runs Into Congress

Monday, September 22, 2014

Domestic violence and child abuse allegations against NFL stars have put the country's most-watched sports league in the congressional spotlight.

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Morning Edition

Why Jewelry Stores Hide The Price Tags

Monday, September 22, 2014

In most stores, you can see how much everything costs. Why do jewelry stores hide the price tags?

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Fight Against Climate Change, The Future of Manufacturing, and America's Top Female CEO

Monday, September 22, 2014

            

The Leonard Lopate Show

Denial Is Not an Option

Monday, September 22, 2014

How Caesars Entertainment in Las Vegas has mastered the art of data mining. ISIS in Northern Lebanon. Daniel Kehlmann's F: A Novel. The psychology of climate change.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Data Mining and the End of Privacy as We Know It

Monday, September 22, 2014

How the Las Vegas casino Caesars Entertainment tracks the activities of gamblers—from what games they like to play to what foods eat for breakfast—to keep them coming back for more.

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Marvel's New Hero Wants To Save The World — And The Citrus Industry

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Captain Citrus was sponsored by Florida's orange growers, whose profits are being hurt by disease and declining consumer demand for orange juice. They hope the comic character will boost sales.

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Drivers, Passengers Say Uber App Doesn't Always Yield Best Routes

Sunday, September 21, 2014

People love Uber, but they often complain the Uber app's built-in navigation doesn't give its drivers the best directions. The company says the app helps drivers and passengers travel efficiently.

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Fair-Trade Condoms: Latex That Lets You Love The World

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Thistle extract, carrot dye and fair trade labels aren't just for tea. Condoms with fair trade and vegan certifications are moving into a market dominated by Trojan and Durex.

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All Things Considered

In San Diego, A Bootcamp For Data Junkies

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Natasha Balac runs a two-day boot camp out of the San Diego Supercomputer Center for people from all types of industries to learn the tools and algorithms to help them analyze data and spot patterns in their work.

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Beyond Charity: Turning The Soup Kitchen Upside Down

Saturday, September 20, 2014

For 25 years, DC Central Kitchen has been a place for the hungry to feed themselves and learn new skills. Now a bustling social enterprise, it's inspired similar programs across the nation.

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Tech Week: Smartphone Privacy, Cyberstalking, Alibaba's Big Debut

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba makes the biggest debut on the NYSE ever. The details, and the other tech stories that piqued our interest, are in this week's roundup.

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With Alibaba IPO, Yahoo Reaps A Big Reward From Risky Bet

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang made a smart move when his company invested in a Chinese e-commerce firm called Alibaba in 2005. With this week's Alibaba IPO, Yahoo will gain nearly $8 billion.

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Marketplace

09-19-2014- Marketplace- This may Suit SAP

Friday, September 19, 2014

As Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce behemoth, debuts on the New York Stock Exchange we look at its ambitious founder Jack Ma and consider his significance. Plus, entrepreneur Jesse Herzog has designed a new kind of work suit and it’s a one piece suit with a twist. He calls it the suitsie. The concept might make you laugh (or not), but its creation begs the question: when did workplace dress codes, especially for office workers start to change? We investigate. Also, if your workplace has had you book travel plans on a website, chances are you used programming from the software company, Concur. Well, the Seattle-area based company is being gobbled up by another software giant, SAP. The cost of the deal for the German-based company? Over $8 billion. The acquisition is also expected to increase SAP's number of users for its cloud-based technology from 38 to 50 million users.

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WNYC News

New iPhone a Draw for Chinese New Yorkers

Friday, September 19, 2014

A waiting game to get one's hands on Apple's latest gadgets.

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All Things Considered

What's In A Name? For Alibaba, It's 'Treasure'

Friday, September 19, 2014

Why does a Chinese company have an Arabic name? Melissa Block and Robert Siegel take us back to the San Francisco coffee shop where company CEO Jack Ma reportedly came up with the name.

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All Things Considered

With IPO, Alibaba Hopes To Compete In The West

Friday, September 19, 2014

Shares of Chinese Internet giant Alibaba started trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. The company raised more than $20 billion with its initial public offering, shattering a U.S. record set by Visa in 2008.

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To Foil Russia's Food Ban, Imported Ingredients Go Incognito

Friday, September 19, 2014

Russia's ban on imported foods hasn't stopped its trendiest restaurants from sourcing top-quality ingredients like Italian cheese and Norwegian fish. How? Just slap on a "made in Belarus" label.

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