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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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PRI's The World

Canadian doughnut chain Tim Hortons gets swallowed up by Burger King

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

As mom and apple pie are to America, so are Gordie Howe and Tim Hortons to Canada. But after being sold to Burger King, some Canadians are concerned the American company will bring unwelcome changes to the nation's favorite cup of joe.

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Morning Edition

Burger King Announces Merger With Tim Hortons, Move To Canada

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

As part of the $11 billion deal, Burger King will transfer its headquarters to Ontario and cut its tax bill considerably.

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Health Organizations Call For A Ban On E-Cigarettes Indoors

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Both the World Health Organization and the American Heart Association say vapors from electronic cigarettes pose a health threat to bystanders, and that the devices should be regulated like tobacco.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Taking the Temperature of Summer Businesses

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Listeners report how this relatively cold summer has affected their summer businesses.

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PRI's The World

To see life's oddities, you have to vist an odd place — a museum in an elevator shaft

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Mmuseumm, the smallest museum in New York, could probably fit in your bathroom — and its contents might not look much different from the stuff in your cabinets. That's because this museum is all about everyday stuff from around the world and, more importantly, the story behind the stuff.

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Is Google's Free Software A Good Deal For Educators?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The tech giant launches new tools for teachers.

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Morning Edition

Beheading Video Stirs Debate On Social Media Censorship

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The beheading of James Foley by the Islamic State triggered debate. David Greene talks to Robert Hernandez, assistant professor at USC Annenberg, about censorship with new tech platforms like Twitter.

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Morning Edition

Comic Featuring Superman's Debut Sells For Millions

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

In 1938, Action Comics No. 1 sold for a dime. Over the weekend, a pristine copy was sold on eBay for more than $3.2 million.

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Morning Edition

Amazon Makes A Big Move Into The World Of Online Gaming

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Amazon is buying Twitch Interactive, a live-streaming service for video game players. Amazon will reportedly pay more than $1 billion for the fast-growing tech company.

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Morning Edition

Cereal Consumption Hurt By Grab-And-Go Foods

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Americans are consuming less cereal for breakfast, in part because of competition from restaurants. Americans are also seeking more protein for breakfast.

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Morning Edition

Many Homeowners Still Qualify For Mortgage Relief

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A federal program known as HARP could save homeowners who qualify to refinance an average $200 a month. But many who hear about it are suspicious, says Federal Housing Finance Agency chief Mel Watt.

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Morning Edition

On Ocean City's Boardwalk, Costumed Performers Prompt Legal Debate

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Maryland beach town is grappling with an influx of boardwalk performers, including costumed characters and a pole dancer. Police say the city's hands are essentially tied because of legal rulings.

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Morning Edition

The 'Greening' Of Florida Citrus Means Less Green In Growers' Pockets

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Orange juice sales are at their lowest point in 10 years. Florida's citrus industry is reeling from a disease called "greening," while consumers face dozens of other choices in the supermarket aisle.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Making the Most of Summer Fruit, Making a Documentary about Photographer Dorothea Lange

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Melissa Clark talks summer fruit. What makes Honda tick. A documentary about photographer Dorothea Lange. A lawsuit over the Fukushima disaster.

The Leonard Lopate Show

What Makes Honda's Engine Roar

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Honda prefers decentralization over corporate control, simplicity over complexity, and experimentation over efficiency, which sets it apart from Toyota and other competitors.

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WNYC News

Mayor “Concerned” Over Comcast Bid for Cable Subscribers

Monday, August 25, 2014

New Yorkers could be the losers in a mega-merger of two communications giants, according to Mayor de Blasio.

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Marketplace

08-25-2014- Marketplace- Miley's Friend's Place

Monday, August 25, 2014

Burger King is looking to merge with Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons. It’s the latest chapter in Burger King’s patterned history. It’s gone in and out of private hands over the last few years and has a famously young leadership team. We look at what Burger King stands to gain from Tim Hortons' heft in the breakfast market. Plus, the American Academy of Pediatrics has become the latest group to declare that most middle and high school classes start too early for teenagers. The AAP says classes should begin no earlier than 8:30 am because adolescents are naturally wired to fall asleep after 11 pm and wake up later than most school start times allow for. But few school districts are likely to follow through, because everything from their bus schedules to extracurricular activities is dependent on the current schedule. Also, Miley Cyrus pointed to a longstanding problem when she had a young homeless person go on stage in her place at the VMAs. Lots of young people come to Los Angeles hoping to make it in the entertainment business and then get shipwrecked. She’s chosen My Friend’s Place, which works with young homeless people, as her beneficiary. 

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Amazon Buys Twitch, Proving Gaming Live Streams Are Golden

Monday, August 25, 2014

Twitch broadcasts gamers to huge audiences around the world, and it boasts big potential when it comes to advertising dollars. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos calls watching gameplay "a global phenomenon."

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All Things Considered

Some Call For More Sharing In Ridesharing

Monday, August 25, 2014

A researcher says startups Uber and Lyft aren't really ridesharing services. An emerging set of services being tested promises to be more about sharing and less about being like taxis.

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All Things Considered

To Make A Move North, Burger King Eyes Buying A Canadian Icon

Monday, August 25, 2014

The fast-food restaurant operator Burger King has announced that it's in talks to buy Tim Horton's, a Canadian chain of restaurants. The acquisition would likely herald the move of Burger King's headquarters to Canada, in an attempted tax inversion.

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