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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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Morning Edition

How NASA's New Spaceships Stack Up

Friday, September 19, 2014

Earlier this week, NASA awarded two contracts for new spaceships to commercial companies. Here's how they compare.

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Money Talking

How Important is the Alibaba IPO?

Friday, September 19, 2014

What to make of the attention (and hype) around the public stock offering of the Chinese e-commerce company, expected to be one of the largest in history. 

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HBR Ideacast

425: Fixing the College Grad Hiring Process

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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Marketplace

09-18-2014- Marketplace- Space Race Gets Added Boost

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Nearly half of all households in major cities don’t have enough money saved to cover essential expenses in an emergency, according to a new study from Corporation for Enterprise Developments. We look at how much people are benefiting from the recovering economy when a job loss or major medical bill can derail their financial lives. Plus, the commercial space race is getting an added boost. Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’ space venture, has announced a partnership with another space company to develop a new rocket engine. One that could potentially replace the Russian engines the US relies on – and gain an advantage over his rival, Elon Musk. Also, tomorrow the White House will unveil its campaign effort to curb sexual assaults on college campuses. It's called "it's On Us" and it focuses on the men's role in preventing sexual violence. Schools have been responding with training programs, tighter security etc.  But there is a cost to getting these programs off the ground.

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Larry Ellison Steps Down As Oracle's CEO

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Safra Catz and Mark Hurd will be co-CEOs. Ellison, who co-founded Oracle in 1977, was named executive chairman of the board and Oracle's chief technology officer.

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All Things Considered

Alibaba Found Success By Acting Like A Dating Site

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Getting big isn't easy. Alibaba's founder leveraged his relationships with Chinese manufacturers and created one of the most valuable networks on the Internet.

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PRI's The World

She's an organizer of America's domestic workers — and, now, a certified 'genius'

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ai-jen Poo, the director of National Domestic Workers Alliance, just won a MacArthur Fellowship, commonly known as the "genius grant." She describes how it feels to win the prestigious award and how it might affect her work with America's "visible invisible" domestic workers.

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The Takeaway

Roundtable: The NFL's Culture of Violence

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A number of critics believe the National Football League has taken too long to confront what some have described as a culture of violence within the NFL.

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Apple: iOS 8 Prevents Cooperation With Police Unlocking Requests

Thursday, September 18, 2014

In the rollout of its new mobile operating system, Apple says it has made it technically impossible for the company to unlock phone data, even in response to a law enforcement warrant.

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PRI's The World

London is becoming the newest hub of Islamic finance

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Already one of the world’s major financial centers, London is now going after an even bigger piece of the pie — Islamic finance. The sector is growing by 30 percent a year, so British government officials are pushing for a public, high-profile campaign to establish the city as a hub.

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Remix Summit

No Boundaries

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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 Fabien Riggall, the founder of Secret Cinema, gives a keynote speech at the Remix Summit at the Museum of Modern Art.

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Morning Edition

Vermont Nonprofit Successfully Helps Homeowners Weatherize

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Old houses that dot New England's landscape are often expensive to heat. A nonprofit housing agency in Vermont is using customer service to get homeowners to make their houses more energy efficient.

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Morning Edition

Wilderness Area Accused Of Inhibiting Idaho Town's Economy

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Since President Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law, Congress has set aside more than 109 million acres for federal protection. But off-limit landscape represents untapped potential for towns.

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Morning Edition

Holder Urges Bigger Rewards For Wall Street Whistleblowers

Thursday, September 18, 2014

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the government needs to pay whistleblowers more money if it wants to prevent financial sector fraud.

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Morning Edition

Bezos' Space Company To Develop Rocket Engine

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced that his space company, Blue Origin, is partnering with U.S. based United Launch Alliance to work on a rocket engine. Currently, the U.S. relies on Russian rockets.

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Morning Edition

'American Gothic' House Available To Rent

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The renter of Iowa's most famous house is moving out. The farm house pictured in Grant Wood's painting, American Gothic, is rented out by the state's historical society.

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Remix Summit

Keynote from Maker Media's Sherry Huss

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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Sherry Huss, a Vice President at Maker Media, gives a keynote speech at the Remix Summit conference at the Museum of Modern Art.

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Remix Summit

A Keynote From the Director of MoMA

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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Glen D. Lowry, Director of the Museum of Modern Art, gives a keynote address at the Remix Summit at the museum.

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Remix Summit

Retail Pioneers

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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This panel from the Remix Summit explores partnerships between culture and commerce, such as MoMA’s link-up with Uniqlo.

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Remix Summit

Creating 'Passion Brands'

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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How do we create brands and marketing campaigns that audiences get passionate about?

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