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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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Money Talking

Business Book Club: Climate Change, Buyouts & the Koch Brothers

Friday, May 23, 2014

Money Talking host Charlie Herman and regular contributors Joe Nocera of the New York Times and Rana Foroohar with Time magazine have a discussion about the business books they're reading this Memorial Day weekend.

Charlie Herman is reading Barbarians at the ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Stranglehold of Industrial Farming

Friday, May 23, 2014

Factory farms have been blamed for all kinds of problems – from the treatment of the animals they raise and slaughter to the pollution they create to the safety of the meat they produce. But they're also responsible for another problem: The disappearance of small, independent slaughterhouses across the country.

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HBR Ideacast

405: How to Manage Wall Street

Thursday, May 22, 2014

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McDonald's CEO Says Fast-Food Jobs Can Lead To 'Real Careers'

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Donald Thompson told an audience at the company's annual meeting that McDonald's has a legacy of providing opportunities to employees.

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Marketplace

05-22-2014 - Marketplace - Hasta Pasta, Ragu

Thursday, May 22, 2014

As Sears Canada today posts its steepest fall in quarterly sales in almost five years, we look at why Canada has proved such a difficult terrain for US businesses. Plus, Unilever is selling its Ragu brand to a Japanese conglomerate, the latest passage for the spaghetti sauce that brought Italian cooking into the mainstream in the U.S. We look at the cultural and culinary history of Italian-American food and its banner sauce (which is in fact a marinara, not a ragout). Also, new census figures say 7 of the 15 fastest growing communities in the U.S. are in Texas – places like Cedar Park, Frisco and San Marcos. But that growth doesn’t necessarily translate to wealth. In San Marcos, the median household income is just $26,000, far less than the state median of $49,000.

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All Things Considered

Insurance Fee For Big Businesses Helps Fund Obamacare

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Size does matter under the Affordable Care Act. Large companies such as Cleveland's Sherwin-Williams aren't likely to use the individual insurance marketplaces, but they will help pay for them.

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In Charge Of Nearly $20 Trillion, Are Women The New Global Players?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

A new report Harnessing the Power of the Purse: Female Investors and Global Opportunities for Growth points out that women create and influence more than a quarter of the world's wealth.

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Poor People Can Pay Twice After Committing A Crime

Thursday, May 22, 2014

NPR Investigative Correspondent Joe Shapiro tells host Michel Martin about the growing use of fines in the criminal justice system.

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FT Big Read

Egypt: revolution to disillusion

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Egypt: revolution to disillusion

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The Takeaway

Russia, China and Europe's Energy Equation

Thursday, May 22, 2014

In the months since Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Crimea, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has found herself between a rock and a hard place. And now the Russia-China gas deal could affect Europe's energy equation.

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Amish Leave Pa. In Search Of Greener, Less Touristy Pastures

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Pennsylvania Dutch draw tourists — and their money — to Lancaster County. But commercialism and development threaten the Amish lifestyle, so some families are moving to more isolated communities.

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Morning Edition

On The Internet, A Penny Is Nothing To Sneeze At

Thursday, May 22, 2014

It's hard to find anything in a store that costs 1 penny. There is one place where people still dream of 1 cent sales: the Internet. NPR's planet money team reports on the value of the virtual penny.

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Morning Edition

Fiat Is Tired Of losing Money On Its Electric Car

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The CEO of Fiat-Chrysler says the automakers loses $14,000 each time his company sells the Fiat 500e. Even federal tax credits do not make it profitable.

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Morning Edition

Online Gambling Dealt A Blow To State Expansion

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Citing a contentious split among the major casino operators over the issue of expansion, the group representing the U.S. casino industry has dropped its support for legalizing online gaming.

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Morning Edition

Russian Economic Forum Boycotted Over Ukraine Crisis

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum is seen as Russia's answer to the economic gathering in Davos, Switzerland. The Obama administration has been pressing U.S. corporations not to attend.

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Morning Edition

In A Coal Town Where Jobs Are Few, Wild Ramps Are Plenty

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The annual Ramp Feed, which celebrates the ramp, or wild leek, gives the economically depressed mining town of Richwood, W.Va., a reason to celebrate. And you can smell those alliums for miles.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Troops, Trigger Warnings, and The Campaign Trail

Thursday, May 22, 2014

U.S. Troops Aid Nigeria's Schoolgirl Search | Russia, China and Europe's Energy Equation | Should College Material Come with a Trigger Warning? | Takeaway Listeners Weigh In on Long Distance Love | Archival Papers Show Discrimination Against Gays in Government | Dr. Ben Carson: The Next GOP Presidential Candidate? 

Freakonomics Radio

Think Like a Child

Thursday, May 22, 2014

When it comes to generating ideas and asking questions it can be really fruitful to have the mentality of an eight year old.

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All Things Considered

For Automakers, Internet-Connected Cars Are A Balancing Act

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

General Motors is putting 4G capabilities directly into its vehicles. But analysts say connecting your car to the Internet poses a challenge to automakers: how to balance safety with convenience.

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All Things Considered

JPMorgan Chase Announces Detroit Investment

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

JPMorgan Chase will invest $100 million into the Motor City. The bulk of the money will go to small business development, blight removal and job training. Michigan Radio's Sarah Hulett reports.

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