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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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Morning Edition

Barnes & Noble To Split Into Two Companies

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The company says it is separating its profitable retail bookstores from its weak Nook digital operation. Nook has lost $700 million in its e-reader and e-book business in the past two years.

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Morning Edition

Tourism Money Flows Into Cuba, Bringing Economic Hopes And Fears

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Tourism is an essential part of Cuba's economy. But as the industry grows, some worry it will create a gap between the haves and have-nots in a throwback to pre-revolution days.

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Freakonomics Radio

How to Screen Job Applicants, Act Your Age, and Get Your Brain Off Autopilot

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Dubner and Levitt answer reader questions in this first installment of the “Think Like a Freak” Book Club.

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SOS Note, Prison ID Reportedly Found In Chinese-Made Pants

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A woman in Belfast, Northern Ireland, says she found a handwritten plea for help in a pair of pants she bought from a discount retailer in 2011 but had not worn until recently.

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Marketplace

06-25-2014- Marketplace- Oily Cracks

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The US economy shrank at an annual rate of 2.9 percent in the January-March quarter, according to the latest figures from the Commerce Department. Its estimates a month ago indicated the first-quarter contraction was just one percent. We explore the limited significance of the latest gloomy figures in the current climate of optimism. Also, turns out there may be a crack in the U.S. ban on oil exports, something producers in fracking regions are currently lobbying for. And the ultralight oil produced by fracking is what’s seeping through that crack. Fracked oil is so light that refineries aren’t set up to handle it, intensifying a surplus that already exists because of high production. We investigate.

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Marketplace

06-25-2014- Marketplace- Oily Cracks

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The US economy shrank at an annual rate of 2.9 percent in the January-March quarter, according to the latest figures from the Commerce Department. Its estimates a month ago indicated the first-quarter contraction was just one percent. We explore the limited significance of the latest gloomy figures in the current climate of optimism. Also, turns out there may be a crack in the U.S. ban on oil exports, something producers in fracking regions are currently lobbying for. And the ultralight oil produced by fracking is what’s seeping through that crack. Fracked oil is so light that refineries aren’t set up to handle it, intensifying a surplus that already exists because of high production. We investigate.

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WNYC News

Businesses Say Government Agency Helps Them Sell American Products Overseas

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

House Republicans want to de-authorize an institution that has many fans in the business community.

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All Things Considered

Conservative Critics Lobby For An Early End To Export-Import Bank

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The U.S. Export-Import Bank now finds itself embroiled in controversy. New House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced his support for letting the bank's charter expire, and only days ago, news surfaced that four officials at the export credit agency are facing allegations of misconduct.

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These Bathroom Lights Tell You Where It's OK To Go

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

This week's innovation pick: green and red lights that show if stalls are occupied. The lights are designed to cut wait time, provide privacy and collect data — all for a better bathroom experience.

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U.S. Moves Toward Easing A Ban On Exporting Its Oil

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The new rulings are being reported amid a backdrop of rising gas prices in the U.S., a situation blamed on new violence and uncertainty in Iraq.

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Diane Sawyer's 'World News' Departure Sets Off Big Changes At ABC News

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

As the veteran anchor steps away from ABC's flagship evening newscast, the network gives key duties to George Stephanopoulos — making the man who co-anchors its morning broadcast the face of ABC News.

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Morning Edition

Supreme Court Rules On Aereo, Cellphone Searches

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The court ruled against the technology company Aereo's practice of streaming broadcast TV. It also decided a case involving police searches of individuals' cellphones.

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The Takeaway

U.S. Economy Shrinks 2.9 Percent

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Today, things are not looking great for the U.S. economy, which shrank 2.9 percent in the first quarter of 2014—the worst showing in the last five years. There may still be some hope—many reports show that the economy is expected to bounce back during the second quarter.

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Aereo's TV Streaming Service Is Illegal, Supreme Court Says

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The court's 6-3 decision reverses a lower court ruling on what has been a hotly contested issue. Aereo lets subscribers watch TV programming that it routes onto the Internet.

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Book News: Deal To Buy Perseus May Boost Hachette's Hand In Amazon Fight

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Also: Lena Dunham on discovering Alice Munro; Yiddish linguistics.

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Morning Edition

Move Over Video Games, Board Games Aren't Dead Yet

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Board games are coming out of the closet, with store fronts popping up in a lot of communities. In Brooklyn, N.Y., Gamelab is place where people can get together and play different types of games.

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Morning Edition

Regulators Debate Effective Punishments For Guilty Banks

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

It's hard to figure out how to punish a bank when it does something wrong. With so many banks getting in trouble with regulators lately, our Planet Money team examines the ways to punish a bank.

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Morning Edition

Draft Of 'Like A Rolling Stone' Sells At Auction

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Bob Dylan wrote the song on the stationery of an old hotel in Washington, D.C. in 1965. An Anonymous bidder won it for $2 million.

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Morning Edition

Political Support Erodes For Export-Import Bank

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Free market Republicans want to shut down the Export-Import Bank, claiming it is a rancid example of crony capitalism. The fight has laid bare a sharp philosophical split within the GOP.

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Morning Edition

NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Leads Pledge Of Income Equality

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

De Blasio was elected vowing to fight income inequality with a staunchly progressive agenda. De Blasio is leading a task force of mayors to fight economic inequalities, and he talks to Renee Montagne.

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