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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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Try This On For Size: Personal Styling That Comes In The Mail

Monday, September 08, 2014

Too busy for the mall? Online services like Stitch Fix and Trunk Club attempt to re-create personal shopping relationships of yesterday, powered by today's data analytics.

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Chick-Fil-A Founder S. Truett Cathy Dies At 93

Monday, September 08, 2014

S. Truett Cathy's Chick-fil-A has now grown to $5 billion in annual sales, and its stores still close on Sundays, reflecting its founder's religious beliefs.

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The Takeaway

So You Want to Be a Doctor

Monday, September 08, 2014

Freshmen entering med school have about ten years ahead of them before they're practicing doctors. That's a long time for the healthcare business to change. Here's what they're in for.

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Morning Edition

Electrolux To Buy General Electric's Appliance Business

Monday, September 08, 2014

In taking on GE appliances, Electrolux will more than double its home appliance sales in the U.S. As part of the deal, Electrolux will continue using the GE appliances brand for that product line.

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Morning Edition

Archaeologists Chase Private Funds To Preserve Greek Antiquities

Monday, September 08, 2014

The country's prized archaeology sites are suffering, thanks to austerity measures and slashed budgets. But archaeologists face strict laws mandating state ownership of Greece's ancient treasures.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Power of the Pardon, Another NBA Racism Scandal, and The Future of Immigration

Monday, September 08, 2014

The Takeaway looks at what it means to forgive 40 years after Richard Nixon was pardon, an NBA racism scandal involving the Atlanta Hawks, and part II of The Takeaway Job Fair debuts.

Will Apple Sell A Smart Wallet For Your Smartphone?

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Rumors are swirling about the unveiling of the newest iPhone this Tuesday. But will it be enough to keep Apple at the top of the pack? NPR's Lynn Neary talks with Farhad Manjoo of the New York Times.

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China's Alibaba Could See $155 Billion Valuation In U.S. IPO

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Preparing for its initial public offering, e-commerce company Alibaba estimates its stock will sell for $60 to $66 a share. The retailing giant will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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The Kid Who Crowdfunded His College Education — In 1987

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Long before Kickstarter and GoFundMe, an enterprising young student found a way to get strangers to underwrite his tuition bills. The secret to his success? He only asked for a very, very small favor.

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Blue Jeans Losing Their Grip On American Hips

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Denim sales fell 6 percent over the past year. Blue jeans haven't hit the skids this hard since Marlon Brando and James Dean made them famous in the 1950s.

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In Cities Across Texas, Activists Battle Billboard Companies

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Nearly 50 years ago, a fight between billboards and natural beauty played out on the national stage. Now the struggle has moved to the states — like Texas, where activists face off with corporations.

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Tech Week That Was: So Many Hacks, So Little Time

Saturday, September 06, 2014

There's a consistent thread in the tech news dominating all our attention this week — stolen data. We tried to add a little context to the coverage.

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Marketplace

09-05-2014- Marketplace- The Power Of YouTube Videos

Friday, September 05, 2014

Tesla’s huge bet on a giant battery factory is a bet on the present while the future races on. Tesla is counting on fab efficiency to cut prices on an established type of battery, while research on new types makes it hard to even envision what other devices they’ll make possible in the near future. Plus, Goucher College in Baltimore switches its admissions policy to allow students to skip high school transcripts and submit a two-minute video instead. With liberal arts schools struggling to fill classes, will a play at “creativity” over grades boost the school's attendance? Also, ABC has just announced the lineup for its 19th season of "Dancing With the Stars," which includes 18-year-old YouTube sensation Bethany Mota. The Disney-owned network hopes to lure Mota’s 7 million-plus online followers back to prime-time TV, but will the strategy work? 

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All Things Considered

A Disappointing Jobs Report May Mask Economy's Strength

Friday, September 05, 2014

The latest labor report indicates a slowdown in job growth, but many economists aren't buying it. They say other data paint a stronger picture, but the jobs numbers may delay higher interest rates.

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A Coming-Out Party For The Humble Pawpaw, Native Fruit Darling

Friday, September 05, 2014

Ever seen a pawpaw in the supermarket? Didn't think so. Chris Chmiel wants to change that by growing and promoting the mangolike fruit. He also helped organize the upcoming Ohio Pawpaw Festival.

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Morning Edition

Pinterest Email Blast Misses Intended Audience

Friday, September 05, 2014

The emails were to go to future brides. Pinterest hoped to help them plan their special day. But many email recipients weren't tying the knot — they just showed interest in wedding related content.

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Morning Edition

Federal Judge Rules BP Primary Culprit In Gulf Oil Spill

Friday, September 05, 2014

BP says it will appeal the ruling that the company's reckless conduct and gross negligence caused the largest U.S. offshore oil spill. The ruling exposes BP to potentially billions more in penalties.

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Morning Edition

How Close Is The Economy To Full Employment?

Friday, September 05, 2014

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says 142,000 jobs were added to the economy in August, far below expectations. So the view that the Fed won't likely hike interest rates until mid-2015 remains intact.

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Morning Edition

Nebraska's Supreme Court To Hear Keystone XL Pipeline Case

Friday, September 05, 2014

The White House delayed a decision on the pipeline until a Nebraska route is approved. The state's high court hears arguments on Friday over whether the governor had authority to approve the route.

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Morning Edition

In Market Basket's Win, Did Workers Change The Game?

Friday, September 05, 2014

Thousands of workers for the supermarket chain forced the company to back down and restore its CEO. One expert says the labor movement needs to be as creative as those workers to win the next fight.

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