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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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All Things Considered

Your Favorite Musicians, Straight From Their Laptop To Yours

Thursday, June 19, 2014

If you'd like to catch some live music tonight, you may find some surprising options without even leaving home. Online, bands are performing concerts — and making money — using virtual venues.

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WNYC News

IPhone “Kill Switch” Appears to be Deterring Thieves

Thursday, June 19, 2014

iPhone thefts have declined — once other manufacturers add kill switches, will thefts decline more overall?

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All Things Considered

American Apparel's Founder Is Out, Tailed By Reports Of Misconduct

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The board of American Apparel has voted to removed the company's founder and CEO, Dov Charney, from his leadership positions. The decision follows allegations of sexual misconduct against Charney.

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HBR Ideacast

409: When to Go with Your Gut

Thursday, June 19, 2014

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Harley-Davidson's New Bike Hums, Instead Of Roaring

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Harley-Davidson wants fans of motorcycles often called "hogs" to get to know its new electric bike that's quiet and has zero emissions.

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It's Not Tennessee Whiskey If It's Aged In Kentucky, State Says

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Tennessee recently began regulating whiskey carrying the state name, sparking a dispute between two liquor titans. A complaint over barrels stored in Kentucky added a new twist to the conflict.

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Supreme Court Rules Against Patents For Abstract Ideas

Thursday, June 19, 2014

At issue in the case, Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International: Do software inventions get the same kinds of patent protections as other inventions? The court's decision was unanimous.

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American Apparel Ousts Its Controversial Founder, Dov Charney

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The company said it made the decision in the wake of allegations of misconduct against Charney. It did not elaborate. He has been subject to past lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct.

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Free College For All: Dream, Promise Or Fantasy?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The movement for free tuition is growing. Time to look a gift horse in the mouth.

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Morning Edition

China Forges Stronger Economic Ties With Greece

Thursday, June 19, 2014

China is one of the largest investors in Greece, and has poured money into the country at a time when other investors balked. Beijing wants Greece to be its gateway to Europe's marketplaces.

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Morning Edition

When It Comes To Dating, Some People Have A Type

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Match.com is partnering with another service to offer facial-recognition technology. It will compare photos of clients' exes with database photos in the hopes of finding faces with similar features.

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Morning Edition

American Apparel Fires Its Controversial CEO

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Dov Charney was the founder of the sweatshop-free clothing company. He's been forced out amid an investigation into alleged misconduct

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Morning Edition

With Loyal Customers In Mind, Amazon Unveils Fire Phone

Thursday, June 19, 2014

At a gala party on Wednesday, Amazon launched its first smartphone. It is distinguished from other phones by the ease with which you can use it to buy things from Amazon.

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Morning Edition

D.C. Real Estate Agent Attracts Buyers With His Prose

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Real Estate agents often take poetic license with listings: light-filled patio unit means basement apartment. Tom Faison got bored writing the usual listings, and now his are mini works of art.

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Morning Edition

How Your State Rates In Terms Of Long-Term Care

Thursday, June 19, 2014

AARP ranked each state and Washington, D.C., according to the cost and quality of long-term care and support services. An online scorecard helps consumers compare services in each region.

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Freakonomics Radio

There’s No Such Thing as a Free Appetizer

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Is it really in a restaurant’s best interest to give customers free bread or chips before they even order?

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Marketplace

06-18-2014- Marketplace- Whip Into Action

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The House elects its new majority leader Thursday, and Kevin McCarthy is expected to win. He’d be the No. 2 person in the caucus, responsible for helping to set the agenda. But the leader has another role that might be even more important: raising money for the party and colleagues, something the recently deposed majority leader, Eric Cantor, was very good at. Plus, millions of recalls are issued every year, but only a fraction of car owners come in for the fix. Why? We look into possible problems on the dealer end, and possible problems on the consumer end. Also, the US Patent office has ruled the Washington Redskins’ name disparages Native Americans and says the team's federal trademarks for the name must be canceled. The team faces a massive potential loss of revenue if others ultimately use the name on tee-shirts and other merchandise. How will the team and the NFL be affected and how are they likely to react?

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Marketplace

06-18-2014- Marketplace- Whip Into Action

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The House elects its new majority leader Thursday, and Kevin McCarthy is expected to win. He’d be the No. 2 person in the caucus, responsible for helping to set the agenda. But the leader has another role that might be even more important: raising money for the party and colleagues, something the recently deposed majority leader, Eric Cantor, was very good at. Plus, millions of recalls are issued every year, but only a fraction of car owners come in for the fix. Why? We look into possible problems on the dealer end, and possible problems on the consumer end. Also, the US Patent office has ruled the Washington Redskins’ name disparages Native Americans and says the team's federal trademarks for the name must be canceled. The team faces a massive potential loss of revenue if others ultimately use the name on tee-shirts and other merchandise. How will the team and the NFL be affected and how are they likely to react?

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WNYC News

Cuomo Approves Bills to Combat Heroin, but not Medical Marijuana

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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Cuomo says the government shouldn't create a pathway for marijuana.

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All Things Considered

Amazon Raises The Curtain On A Fire Of Its Own

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

At an unveiling in Seattle, online retail giant Amazon announced its entry into the smartphone market with a new device called "Fire."

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