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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 'Bond King' Leaves His $2 Trillion Kingdom

Friday, September 26, 2014

Bill Gross built Pacific Investment Management Co., or PIMCO, into a $2 trillion powerhouse. But this week, he abruptly left, roiling the bond-investing world.

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All Things Considered

PIMCO's 'Bond King' Quits Amid Reports Of Erratic Behavior

Friday, September 26, 2014

Bill Gross built PIMCO into an investing powerhouse with more than $2 trillion dollars under its management. But there was trouble in the king's court in recent months.

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All Things Considered

Cab Competition In San Francisco Benefits Riders

Friday, September 26, 2014

Taxi ridership has plummeted 60 percent in San Francisco due to competition from the ride sharing companies Uber and Lyft. Now taxis are fighting back with ride hailing apps of their own.

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WNYC News

Queens Development Could be Test of New Affordable Housing Policies

Friday, September 26, 2014

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Astoria Cove will include a park, a school and five residential buildings. It could also require more affordable housing than the current proposed 20 percent. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Hopping on the Unlimited Vacation Bandwagon

Friday, September 26, 2014

Private island aficionado and Virgin CEO Richard Branson announced Wednesday that Virgin is joining the ranks of companies offering unlimited vacation to its employees. Good idea?

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Lights, Camera, Drones: Hollywood's Lens Gets A Little Larger

Friday, September 26, 2014

The FAA is granting six movie and TV production companies permission to use drones for filming. The move could pave the way for the unmanned aircraft systems to be used in other commercial ventures.

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Debate Grows Over Employer Health Plans Without Hospital Benefits

Friday, September 26, 2014

A federal calculator that companies use to certify whether their health insurance complies with the Affordable Care Act appears to bless plans without hospital coverage.

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Belgium Likes Underground Beer. No, Literally

Friday, September 26, 2014

The historic city of Bruges is getting a 2-mile-long underground beer pipeline. Too bad it's from brewery to factory, not brewery to your door.

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Morning Edition

Former Fed Bank Examiner Says Secret Tapes Show Fed Leniency

Friday, September 26, 2014

The former Fed employee recorded 46 hours of meetings using a small device on her keychain. The concern, says ProPublica reporter Jake Bernstein, is the Fed may be too cozy with banks it oversees.

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Innovation Hub

9.27.14 - The Whole Government Show

Friday, September 26, 2014

How can we build a better government? It all starts with rethinking civics education, explains Meira Levinson, associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and author of "No Citizen Left Behind." Then, Aneesh Chopra, America’s first Chief Technology Officer, argues that we have the technology to fix our biggest problems, it’s just getting people to have faith in the government’s ability. Clayton Christensen doesn’t have much faith in the financial markets as they are and says that they need to be reformed. Plus, if you’re tired of sitting in traffic, this University of Texas engineering professor has some solutions for you.

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Money Talking

Corporations Pledge to Combat Climate Change

Friday, September 26, 2014

Corporations are promising to reduce emissions, embrace sustainability and divest from fossil fuel companies. Will it be enough?

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HBR Ideacast

426: How Google Manages Talent

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Eric Schmidt, executive chairman, and Jonathan Rosenberg, former SVP of products, explain how the company manages their smart, creative team.

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Supermarkets Waste Tons Of Food As They Woo Shoppers

Thursday, September 25, 2014

In the U.S., consumers account for the biggest share of waste in the food chain. Demand for stocked shelves and unblemished produce, and confusion over date labels lead to mountains of tossed meals.

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All Things Considered

Solar Advocates Fight Utilities Over Grid Access

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Across the country the solar industry is battling utilities over the financial details of feeding electricity from renewable resources back into the power grid.

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All Things Considered

Buggy, Bendy iPhones Create Bad Week For Apple

Thursday, September 25, 2014

From bending iPhones to a glitchy new operating system, it's been a bad week for Apple. Are they simply bumps in the road or a sign of something amiss at Apple?

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Marketplace

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

The mobile refineries the U.S. is bombing are so small they could almost fit in a pickup truck. We look at this microrefinery world and ask what the pros and cons are to blowing up ISIS’s oil-refining stuff. Richard Branson has told 170 employees at Virgin's head offices to take as much vacation time as they'd like. We look at the behavioral angle — what are the forces at work when a boss tells his employees he trusts them implicitly with time off — and do people tend to take more or less leave? The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce today its approval of drones for Hollywood filmmaking.  A number of video-productions firms have applied for permits for the camera-equipped drones. How will the FAA's decision affect the current provider of ariel shots in the industry — the more costly helicopters and airplanes?    

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The NFL Can't Take Its Business Dominance for Granted

Thursday, September 25, 2014

If the NFL’s latest troubles with domestic violence succeed in alienating women—a growing portion of its fan base—some industry observers think it could collapse. 

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FT Big Read

Russia: the arrest of Vladimir Yevtushenkov

Thursday, September 25, 2014

One of Russia's richest men was placed under house arrest last week on charges of money laundering. Courtney Weaver, the FT's deputy Moscow bureau chief, takes an in-depth look at the strange story behind the arrest, and what it says about Putin's brand of power politics.

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Richard Branson Thinks Employees Should Have Unlimited Vacation

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The British billionaire and Virgin Group founder has long been a business revolutionary, but his latest venture is raising a few eyebrows.

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Morning Edition

Toy Hall Of Fame To Announce Latest Inductees In November

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Toy Hall of Fame is inducting two new toys. Will it be American Girl dolls? My Little Pony? Or the Rubik's Cube, which has been nominated five times? Or something else?

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