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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

Chicago Program Designed To Prevent White Flight Gets Renewed Attention

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The origins of the tax districts stem from an effort decades ago to retain white residents who were concerned their property values would plummet if black families moved into their neighborhoods.

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Morning Edition

Electric Utilities Keep On Current Consolidation Path

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Wisconsin Energy Corporation plans to buy Integrys Energy Group in a $9.1 billion deal. The newly created four-state utility will have 4.3 million customers.

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Morning Edition

Latest Climate Change Report Paints Dire Picture For Business

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The economy faces great risks from climate change, according to a study by a bipartisan group of former business leaders and public officials. It predicts harsh consequences if action isn't taken.

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Morning Edition

Cuba's Budding Entrepreneurs Travel A Rocky Road Toward Success

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Cuba's communist government has allowed the creation of small private businesses in recent years. An estimated 1 million Cubans have taken the plunge, making progress in fits and starts along the way.

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Morning Edition

Tequila Nation: Mexico Reckons With Its Complicated Spirit

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Some of tequila's oldest traditions are fast being erased as international spirit conglomerates take over family businesses. And tequila makers are worried about their impact on the environment.

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Morning Edition

As Sea Levels Rise, Norfolk Is Sinking And Planning

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Rising waters are threatening the giant naval base in Norfolk, Va., as well as the local businesses. The community is beginning to grapple with the reality, but many owners say they're staying put.

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Morning Edition

The Turbulent Love Story Behind Yves Saint Laurent's Revolutionary Rise

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The designer and his lover, Pierre Berge, had deliberately defined roles — Saint Laurent was the fragile artist and Berge was the ultimate manager. A new film tells their story.

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Morning Edition

With Cash And Fat Fryers, Americans Feed Cuba's Growing Free Market

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

With more people traveling between Cuba and the U.S., money and goods are moving, too. The influx has allowed Cuban-Americans to become investors in the island's emerging private sector.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Elizabeth Gilbert, Regulations and Transformations

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The city council is considering new regulations for the car wash industry. City Council member Julissa Ferreras (D-21) explains what the new rules would mean for workers, owners and customers. Plus: Elizabeth Gilbert helps create a summer reading list; and a look at the transformation of historic churches into condos in Brooklyn – which was long known as the “borough of churches.”

Marketplace

06-23-2014- Marketplace- A Carbon Tax?

Monday, June 23, 2014

The White House hosts a Summit on Working Families today, to draw attention to the fact that the US actually has a pretty poor record on paid family leave. It's an important issue in an election year. But to ensure public attention, the summit comes with its own celebrity guest- Mad Men's Christina Hendricks. She will probably get the attention, but there are some real issues here. Plus, Henry Paulson, the prominent Republican and former Treasury Secretary, says global warming will be a bigger crisis of its kind than the financial crisis, and it's time to adopt a carbon tax. Economist Paul Krugman says sure, but politically that's not going to happen. Do you support "second-best" solutions? We look at the higher cost of second-best solutions. 

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Marketplace

06-23-2014- Marketplace- A Carbon Tax?

Monday, June 23, 2014

The White House hosts a Summit on Working Families today, to draw attention to the fact that the US actually has a pretty poor record on paid family leave. It's an important issue in an election year. But to ensure public attention, the summit comes with its own celebrity guest- Mad Men's Christina Hendricks. She will probably get the attention, but there are some real issues here. Plus, Henry Paulson, the prominent Republican and former Treasury Secretary, says global warming will be a bigger crisis of its kind than the financial crisis, and it's time to adopt a carbon tax. Economist Paul Krugman says sure, but politically that's not going to happen. Do you support "second-best" solutions? We look at the higher cost of second-best solutions. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

It Can Be Good to be Stubborn

Monday, June 23, 2014

Flexibility is usually seen as a virtue, but constitutional law professor Richard H. Weisberg makes the case for intransigence, stubbornness, and inflexibility.

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All Things Considered

U.S. Tip-Toes Closer To Unprecedented Fine On French Banking Giant

Monday, June 23, 2014

The U.S. government is reportedly nearing a settlement with BNP Paribas, drawing to a potential end allegations that the French bank hid $30 billion in transactions involving countries that violated U.S. sanctions.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Online Tracking Is Getting Creepier

Monday, June 23, 2014

So if you feel watched while on the web, you're not being totally paranoid - most likely, you're right. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

FDR, Detroit, and Arming America During World War II

Monday, June 23, 2014

In 1941 President Roosevelt realized we needed weaponry to fight the Nazis—most important, airplanes—so he turned to Detroit and the auto industry for help. The Ford Motor Company went from making automobiles to producing the airplanes, which made all the difference between winning and losing the war. A. J. Baim discusses how they did it. His book The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm and America at Warcenters on Henry Ford and his tortured son Edsel, who, when asked if they could deliver 50,000 airplanes, made an outrageous claim: Ford Motor Company would build a plant that could make a “bomber an hour.”  

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Features

Meanstruation: HelloFlo's Mother-Daughter War Is Funny, And Sad

Monday, June 23, 2014

The company's popular new ad for "period starter kits" has lightened the mood on a difficult subject, but NPR's Laurel Dalrymple thinks tween angst is hard enough without petty family battles.

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Morning Edition

Administration Focuses On Challenges Working Families Face

Monday, June 23, 2014

Ideas like paid sick, maternity leave and universal preschool will take center stage at the White House Summit on Working Families.

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Morning Edition

Amazon Relents: Begins Selling Rowling's 'Silkworm'

Monday, June 23, 2014

J.K. Rowling's new book, The Silkworm, has been caught up in Amazon's ongoing fight with publisher Hachette Book Group. Amazon has been delaying delivery on more than 5,000 of Hachette's titles

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Morning Edition

Sting's Kids Better Not Plan On Being Left A Big Inheritance

Monday, June 23, 2014

The former lead singer of The Police told Britain's Mail on Sunday that his offspring won't be inheriting any of his estimated $300 million fortune.

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Morning Edition

The WNBA Televises Its Pride With LGBT Campaign

Monday, June 23, 2014

The WNBA launched its Pride initiative on Sunday, officially embracing the LGBT community. In addition to supporting its gay players and fans, the league stands to make some money off the move.

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