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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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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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A Single Insurer Holds Obamacare's Fate In 2 States

Friday, September 19, 2014

Where have the insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act struggled the most? The answer lies in commerce, not politics.

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Alibaba Shares Surge On First Day Of Trading

Friday, September 19, 2014

Shares of the Chinese e-commerce giant opened at $92.70 a share on the New York Stock Exchange today, making it the biggest initial public offering in U.S. history. They were priced at $68 a share.

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PRI's The World

With terrorism, as with business, it's all about market share

Friday, September 19, 2014

Before the rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, al-Qaeda was the most-feared jihadi group in the world. But like a nimble start-up, ISIS broke away from al-Qaeda and let the parent fight the big powers, while it used new tactics and social media to gain money, power and a big reputation.

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Iconic Pabst Beer Brands Sold To Russian Company

Friday, September 19, 2014

Pabst Brewing Co., with its famous Blue Ribbon, Old Milwaukee and Schlitz labels, is being acquired by Russian brewer Oasis Beverages for an undisclosed sum.

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WNYC News

Comptroller Criticizes City Program to Rehab Affordable Housing

Friday, September 19, 2014

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Audit finds seven landlords who received $19.8 million in loans to rehab affordable housing failed to make repairs after getting the money.  

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The Takeaway

Alibaba Claims America's Largest IPO

Friday, September 19, 2014

Alibaba went public today, and the Chinese e-commerce giant reportedly raised $21.8 billion—the biggest initial public offering ever in United States history. 

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Remix Summit

Leveraging Your Content & Brand Assets Across Multiple Channels

Friday, September 19, 2014

WNYC
This panel discusses how understanding cross platform media development is key in order to exploit brand strengths and facilitate global expansion. 

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Remix Summit

Mobile Culture

Friday, September 19, 2014

WNYC
Mobile technology is ubiquitous with over 60% of the US population carrying a smart phone. This panel explores how the rapid rise in connectivity is changing the way we communicate

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Remix Summit

Inspiring the Next Generation

Friday, September 19, 2014

WNYC
This panel discusses how we can create opportunities for cross-discipline, platform collaborations, and partnerships to inspire the next generation.

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Remix Summit

Pioneer Stories

Friday, September 19, 2014

WNYC
In this Lightning panel, you'll hear the personal stories from the founders of some of the most exciting new companies around.

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Remix Summit

Models to Disrupt Industries

Friday, September 19, 2014

WNYC
What are the new business models that could help your organization thrive in a changing world? This panel looks at how to use new methods to achieve big ideas.

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Remix Summit

Cultural Landscape

Friday, September 19, 2014

WNYC
Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, gives a keynote speech at the Remix Summit at Bloomberg headquarters in Manhattan. 

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Remix Summit

New Horizons: The Challenges & Opportunities Ahead

Friday, September 19, 2014

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Joseph V. Melillo, Executive Producer for the Brooklyn Academy of Music, gives a keynote speech at the Remix Summit at Bloomberg headquarters in Manhattan.

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Morning Edition

Retailers' Customers Cautioned As Cyber Attacks Continue

Friday, September 19, 2014

Home Depot says some 56 million card holders were possibly compromised in a cyber attack. It says there's no evidence that debit PIN numbers were comprised or that the breach affected online shoppers.

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Morning Edition

Alibaba's Initial Public Offering Is One Of The Largest Ever

Friday, September 19, 2014

Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. The IPO values Alibaba at $168 billion when it begins trading.

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