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Money Talking

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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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

WNYC
 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

'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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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

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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Remix Summit

Retail Pioneers

Thursday, September 18, 2014

WNYC
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

A Keynote From the Director of MoMA

Thursday, September 18, 2014

WNYC
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

Creating 'Passion Brands'

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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

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Remix Summit

Keynote from Maker Media's Sherry Huss

Thursday, September 18, 2014

WNYC
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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Marketplace

09-17-2014- Marketplace- NFL Pressure Points

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Yahoo is one of the biggest investors in Alibaba and the company stands to gain billions in the coming IPO. So what will Yahoo do with all that cash? Plus, the Fed’s Open Market Committee meeting concludes its two days of meetings in Washington today. Fed Chair Janet Yellen has hinted that interest rates could soon be on the upswing. But today’s CPI numbers came in lower than expected, and inflation continues to hover below the Fed’s 2 percent target. How much do low inflation rates complicate the Fed’s plans to raise interest rates? Also, not a good time to be embattled NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Anheuser-Busch has fired a warning shot to the NFL, and hotel chain Radisson has pulled its corporate sponsorship from the Minnesota Vikings. But are some levers more powerful than others? 

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All Things Considered

Fed Pledges To Keep Interest Rates Low For A While

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen took questions from reporters on Wednesday afternoon after the central bank's release of a new policy statement. The Fed said that its bond-buying stimulus program would end next month but it will still be a "considerable time" before short-term interest rates are increased.

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3.7 Million Comments Later, Here's Where Net Neutrality Stands

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A proposal about how to maintain unfettered access to Internet content drew a bigger public response than any single issue in the Federal Communication Commission's history. What's next?

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Remix Summit

Bridging the Gap Between Art and Technology

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WNYC
Dan Goods, Visual Strategist for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and NASA, delivers a keynote address at the Remix Summit at Google headquarters in Manhattan.

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Remix Summit

Reveal

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WNYC
In this Lightning panel, you'll hear project launches and special announcements from important figures in the world of art and business.

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Remix Summit

The Story of a Serial Cultural Entrepeneur

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WNYC
Anne Hamburger, President of En Garde Arts, gives a keynote speech at the Remix Summit at Google headquarters in Manhattan.

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