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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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Boeing And SpaceX Win $6.8 Billion In NASA Contracts

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

By 2017, the two American companies are expected to take over a job that NASA has relied upon Russia to perform: shuttling astronauts to the International Space Station.

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Marketplace

09-16-2014-Marketplace- The Real Costs Of Climate Change

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Whether it’s due to a weak slate of Fall shows or competition from the Web, big television networks are seeing a worrying decline in advertising revenue this quarter. Optimistic network execs see it as a blip, but could it be a signal of a bigger shift in the future of advertising to the masses? Also, a report says the cost of addressing global warming shrinks considerably when you consider the trillions the world is generally spending on power generation, transportation and infrastructure. The report’s proposals, however, still butts up against political realities. We investigate.

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All Things Considered

Edible Packaging? Retailers Not Quite Ready To Ditch The Wrapper

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

To reduce waste, some enterprising companies are trying to roll out products that make the package part of the snack — edible packaging. But selling it to the retail market is trickier than it seems.

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All Things Considered

Calpers Pulls Public Employee Pensions Out Of Hedge Funds

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Calpers says the investment proved to be too complex and not worth the expenses.

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In Germany, A Magazine For The Dog-Tired

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Germans have long had plenty of choices when it comes to magazines catering to canine lovers. But one publisher thinks the time has finally come to throw the dog haters a bone.

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Marriott's New Envelope For Room Tips Stirs Debate

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

An initiative launched with Maria Shriver's input is raising questions over how the hotel company pays its staff — and whether guests should be expected to tip.

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Like It Or Not, Scotland's Drama May Hit Your Wallet

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Some economists say this Thursday's vote on Scotland's independence could have wide-ranging economic impacts. They fear a breakaway from the U.K. could trigger another global financial upheaval.

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Morning Edition

Coca-Cola Revives Surge, A Citrus-Flavored Soda

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Introduced as a competitor to Pepsi's Mountain Dew, Surge was discontinued in 2003 due to poor sales. It maintained an outspoken, cult-like following

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Morning Edition

Hachette Authors Take Their Case To Amazon's Board Of Directors

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The authors want Amazon's board to intercede in the dispute between the publisher and the online retailer over the price of e-books. Amazon continues to impede sales of Hachette books.

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Morning Edition

With Debt Collection, Your Bank Account Could Be At Risk

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A 1968 federal law allows debt collectors not only to garnish wages but to take from a debtor's bank account. Consumer advocates say the outdated law is overly punitive and out of touch with reality.

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Morning Edition

With U.S. Oil Supply Climbing, Some Call For End To Export Ban

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Much of the U.S. oil industry wants to lift a ban that followed the 1970s energy crisis. But those worried about the possibility of higher gas prices and climate change want to keep the ban in place.

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Morning Edition

Minecraft's Business Model: A Video Game That Leaves You Alone

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Microsoft is buying the company that created the video game Minecraft, which has a loyal following in part because of the freedom it allows players — including freedom from pressure to buy add-ons.

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Morning Edition

GM Ignition-Switch Defect Now Linked To 19 Deaths

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A special compensation fund for victims of the faulty ignition switch has issued its first report, which makes clear GM will pay claims for more than the 13 deaths it says were linked to the defect.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: America & Ebola, Scottish Independence, and Why We Love Football

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Takeaway explores America's new efforts to combat the Ebola virus, we take a look at the brains of puzzle junkies, and we look at why football matters in American culture.

With Minecraft, Microsoft Buys A Doorway To Millions Of Players

Monday, September 15, 2014

Microsoft paid $2.5 billion for Mojang, the company behind the hit building-block video game Minecraft that is played by millions. But it might have gained a lot more than just a popular franchise.

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Marketplace

09-15-2014- Marketplace- Philanthropies Lead Ebola Take-Down

Monday, September 15, 2014

Clothing retailer ‘The Limited’ announced that it has teamed up with ‘Scandal’ star Kerry Washington and Lyn Paolo, the show’s costume designer, to launch a clothing line inspired by the hit TV series. We look at why retailers are increasingly going in this direction and how successful it's been for them. Plus, Microsoft co-founders Paul Allen and Bill Gates have committed a collective $59 million to fight the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, substantially more than the U.S. government has so far put up to help end this Ebola epidemic. We explore what has changed and why philanthropies have felt the need to take the reigns in combating an acute international health crisis.

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All Things Considered

With Turmoil Roiling Abroad, Why Aren't Oil Prices Bubbling Up?

Monday, September 15, 2014

Conflict in oil-producing regions usually sends oil prices higher. But the cost of oil has actually dropped, despite turmoil in the Middle East. Economists say it's a matter of supply and demand.

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All Things Considered

Minecraft Purchase Gives Microsoft New Foothold

Monday, September 15, 2014

Microsoft announced on Monday that it will pay $2.5 billion for the Swedish software company Mojang AB, developer of the popular Minecraft franchise.

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The Takeaway

Honda's Deadly Secret Exposed

Monday, September 15, 2014

A new New York Times investigation examines how and why Honda failed, for years, to disclose widespread air bag problems that were causing fatalities.

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The Takeaway

So You Want to Be a Farmer?

Monday, September 15, 2014

In the latest installment of The Takeaway's Job Fair series, a farming insider explains how young farmers entering the changing industry should prepare for a life outside.

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