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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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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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Morning Edition

Netflix Expands Into France

Monday, September 15, 2014

But the welcome so far has not been a warm one for the video-streaming giant. Media outlets in France are complaining that the California-based company will erode French culture.

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Morning Edition

Apple's U2 Album Promotion Backfires

Monday, September 15, 2014

U2 and Apple teamed up for what Apple's CEO called, "the largest album release of all time." They released U2's album, Songs of Innocence, for free to everyone with an iTunes account.

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Morning Edition

Competition Highlights Importance Of Fall TV Season

Monday, September 15, 2014

Network TV's fall season formally starts next week, when most networks unveil their new shows, and Nielsen starts counting ratings for the season. Which shows will succeed and which will fail?

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Morning Edition

App Provides A New Way To Make A Tough Decision

Monday, September 15, 2014

If you are contemplating an agonizing choice, try Cloverpop. It's an app that asks you a series of questions about the decision you're trying to make, and assigns a value to each response.

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Morning Edition

Millions Of Americans' Wages Seized Over Credit Card And Medical Debt

Monday, September 15, 2014

One in 10 working Americans between the ages of 35 and 44 is getting his or her pay docked for not paying debts. And in most states, the law allows a quarter of wages to be withheld.

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Morning Edition

Philip Morris Sues Uruguay Over Graphic Cigarette Packaging

Monday, September 15, 2014

The country requires photos of decaying teeth and gruesome hospital scenes on every pack. Philip Morris sees this as a violation of a trade agreement and is suing Uruguay for $25 million.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Fighting ISIS, The Future of Farming, and The Power of Video

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Takeaway explores the fight against ISIS, how farming is evolving with technology, and the power of video in the internet age.

All Things Considered

How Should The Media Handle Beheading Videos?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with the Poynter Institute's Kelly McBride about the ethical issues raised by media organizations showing the killings of hostages by Islamic Militants.

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Heineken Owners Reportedly Rebuff SABMiller's Purchase Offer

Sunday, September 14, 2014

In a move seen as a way to fight off Anheuser-Busch InBev, brewer SABMiller reportedly offered to buy Heineken. The family that controls Heineken rejected the idea, Bloomberg News says.

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'Your Call Is Important ... ' Which Is Why You Hear Music

Sunday, September 14, 2014

We've all been put on hold. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to journalist Tom Vanderbilt, who says that music on the other end of the phone line helps keep customers sane while they wait.

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Peter Thiel In 'Zero To One': How To Develop The Developed World

Saturday, September 13, 2014

NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to investor and Paypal cofounder Peter Thiel about his new book, Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future.

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Reality Check For Young Farmers: It's An Expensive 'Habit'

Saturday, September 13, 2014

More young people are trying their hand at farming, hoping to make a living out of it. But, as it turns out, passion and grit are just a few of the prerequisites for success.

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Tech Week: The Internet 'Slowdown' And Apple's New Crop

Saturday, September 13, 2014

In our weekly roundup, the battle against big cable showed up on many of our favorite websites. And Apple's new mobile payment system and watch announcement made it a big week for tech news.

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