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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

DC cab drivers say they're fed up with the city's 'abuses'

Monday, June 30, 2014

Cab drivers in the nation's capital say they're arbitrarily fined and harassed by city inspectors — partially because many are immigrants. Once divided, they're now unionizing and fighting back.

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Details Of GM Recall Compensation Plan Released

Monday, June 30, 2014

GM's compensation program for claims related to defective ignition switches won't limit claim amounts and will include people who have already settled a case with the automaker.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Wins For Hobby Lobby and Non-Unionized Workers

Monday, June 30, 2014

In twin 5-4 rulings, the Supreme Court ruled that companies may refrain from providing contraception if they object on religious grounds; and that public sector unions may not collect dues from some non-unionized employees. 

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WNYC News

Supreme Court Rules Against Union Fees For Some Home Care Workers

Monday, June 30, 2014

In a 5-4 ruling, the court recognized a category of "partial public employees" who cannot be required to contribute union bargaining fees.

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WNYC News

Some Companies Can Refuse To Cover Contraception, Supreme Court Says

Monday, June 30, 2014

The case, Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, is perhaps the most important decision of the term. It centers on the Affordable Care Act's guarantee of no-cost prescription contraception.

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WNYC News

Nevermind the Bad News out of Atlantic City! Developers Pitch Casinos in New York.

Monday, June 30, 2014

As casinos shut down in Atlantic City, New York prepares to license four huge casino-resorts.

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WNYC News

New Affordable Housing Goal Waits While Old One Finishes Up

Monday, June 30, 2014

WNYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio may be focused on his goal to create or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing over the next decade.

But staff at the office of Housing Preservation and Development has been working feverishly to meet the former mayor's affordable housing promises. 

Mayor Mike Bloomberg's New ...

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Morning Edition

Delta, Alaska Airlines Fight For Market Share In Seattle

Monday, June 30, 2014

Delta Air Lines is building up its Seattle operation into a gateway to Asia. That's good for Western travelers but not so good for the bottom line of Delta's partner, Seattle-based Alaska Airlines.

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Morning Edition

British Pop Star Donates Alamo Artifacts

Monday, June 30, 2014

Phil Collins got hooked on the 1835 battle as a kid in the 1950's watching Davy Crockett on TV. Crockett was among the 200 Americans who defended the Alamo against 1,500 Mexican troops.

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Morning Edition

GM To Announce Compensation Plan For Faulty Ignition Switches

Monday, June 30, 2014

General Motors says that the switches were responsible for at least 13 deaths and 54 crashes. CEO Mary Barra has said that there will be no cap on payments.

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Morning Edition

Supreme Court To Rule On Hobby Lobby Contraception Case

Monday, June 30, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court wraps up its term Monday. It will decide whether health insurance that for-profit employers offer workers must include birth control over the employer's religious objections.

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Morning Edition

In Shetland, Oil Shapes Debate Over Scottish Independence

Monday, June 30, 2014

Offshore oil and gas money is central to the debate over whether Scotland should break off from the U.K. — especially in the remote Shetland Islands, where North Sea oil has transformed the economy.

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Morning Edition

Online Psychotherapy Gains Fans And Raises Privacy Concerns

Monday, June 30, 2014

Video chatting with a therapist is convenient, people who have tried it say. Research suggests online therapy can be effective, but issues with the quality of the service and privacy remain unsolved.

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Morning Edition

Drought Has Drillers Running After Shrinking California Water Supply

Monday, June 30, 2014

Farmers and ranchers, increasingly reliant on pumping groundwater, are desperate to have more and more wells installed. This frenzy could deplete California's aquifers, experts say.

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All Things Considered

For Tipped Workers, A Different Minimum Wage Battle

Sunday, June 29, 2014

The debate over the federal minimum wage, which raised to $7.25 in 2009, is playing out across the country. Meanwhile, the minimum wage for tipped workers hasn't gone up for 23 years.

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All Things Considered

Employees' Pay Cut By Denied Overtime, Deductions For Equipment

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Thousands of Americans each year lose portions of their wages to wage theft. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Tia Koonse, of the UCLA Labor Center, about efforts to curtail the problem.

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Housing Market Fake-Outs Stump Economists

Sunday, June 29, 2014

More than six years after the housing crash, the housing market may be better-than-dismal, but the slog back to normal is still disappointingly long and slow.

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Advertisers Come Out Of The Closet, Openly Courting Gay Consumers

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Decades ago, commercials left homosexual relationships implied, in a sort of secret code. These days, gay-friendly marketing campaigns don't need to be as covert.

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All Things Considered

Harley Hopes An Electric Hog Will Appeal To Young, Urban Riders

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Harley-Davidson has rolled out a prototype of its first battery-powered motorcycle. It's sporty and speedy, but quieter than your average Harley — and you'll need to charge it about every 50 miles.

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All Things Considered

Australia Joins Flood Of Global Investment In Silicon Valley

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Silicon Valley's dynamic economy is attracting investors from all over the world — and Australia's getting in on the game. Ozy.com co-founder Carlos Watson explains why Australia is investing now.

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