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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

Supreme Court Considers Limits On Warrantless Cellphone Searches

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

In a case that reaches into almost every American's pocket or purse, justices struggled over whether police can search cellphones without obtaining a warrant at the time of an arrest.

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Texas' Biggest Power Company Files For Bankruptcy

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Back in 2007, equity firms took Energy Future Holdings private in a huge $45 billion deal. The natural gas boom, however, drove the price of electricity down, leading to huge losses for the company.

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Fresh Air

Amazon Book List Reveals What's Hot In American Regional Cuisine

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Amazon Books has curated an interactive map that shows who's invigorating regional cooking. And there are some surprises: Texas is moving beyond barbecue, while charcuterie is cool in California.

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WNYC News

Countdown to de Blasio's Big Housing Reveal

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

WNYC

Spoiler Alert: Community groups might not like the plan's zoning changes.

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The Force Is With Them: Star Wars Episode VII Cast Revealed

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver will join old favorites Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill. The movie is due to be released Dec. 18, 2015.

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Check Out The Barefoot Wax Sculpture Of Mark Zuckerberg

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Visitors to the Madame Tussauds wax museum in San Francisco will soon be able to see the zombiefied essence of the Facebook founder and CEO. Is the life-size copy too real-looking?

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Psst! Wearable Devices Could Make Big Tech Leaps, Into Your Ear

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Get ready for a different kind of distraction. Tech experts predict hearables, which you wear in your ear, are going to hit the market in a big way very soon. And they may change the way we behave.

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NBA Hits Clippers Owner Sterling With Lifetime Ban, $2.5 Million Fine

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is being punished for making racist remarks in an audio recording that was made public Friday. His fine is the maximum allowed under the NBA's charter.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

When Cities Go Broke, They Call Him

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

From saving NYC from bankruptcy in the 1970's to his latest assignment in Detroit, Richard Ravitch, former New York State Lt. Governor, member of the State Budget Crisis Task Force and author of So Much to Do: A Full Life of Business, Politics, and Confronting Fiscal Crises, shares what he knows about the causes of and cures for state and local fiscal crises.

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The Takeaway

Inside Bank of America's $4 Billion Blunder

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Bank of America has announced a pretty major accounting error. The bank said it would suspend plans to buy back $4 billion in stock and pay its dividends after discovering an error in the information it submitted to the Federal Reserve as part of the stress test process. 

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Morning Edition

Fed Meeting To Examine Post-Recession Job Market Strength

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

David Greene talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about how Federal Reserve economists consider various measurements of employment in their policymaking. Fed officials meet this week.

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Morning Edition

Port Truckers In Savannah, Ga., Support Calif. Protest

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach began a 48-hour protest on Monday. The demonstrations are over what they call widespread workplace violations and unfairly low pay.

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Morning Edition

'To Kill A Mockingbird' Goes Digital

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Monday was author Harper Lee's 88th birthday. She announced that her classic novel would finally be made available as an e-book and a digital audiobook. It was first printed in 1960.

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Morning Edition

How Much Will New U.S. Sanctions Affect Russia?

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

On Monday, President Obama announced the latest measures aimed at punishing Russia for its links to violence in eastern Ukraine. Russia accuses the U.S. of "Cold War tactics."

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Morning Edition

Kansas Town Destroyed By Tornado Spreads Blame For Lack Of Growth

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

After seven years, Greensburg is stuck at half its pre-tornado population, and has few prospects for growth. Some blame trends decimating many farm towns — others point to the new green initiative.

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Morning Edition

Sterling's Tarnished History Of Alleged Discrimination

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Observers say the Clippers owner's current trouble is only the latest in a 30-year record of racism in LA — although he has also been honored by the NAACP for his charity work.

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The Takeaway

Defining Unreasonable Search and Seizure| Sterlings's Punishment Could Yield Him a Huge Profit | Are New Russian Sanctions a Lost Cause? |

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Police and Cell Phones: Defining Unreasonable Search and Seizure | Inside Bank of America's $4 Billion Blunder | A Look at Nuclear Safety Since the Three Mile Island Meltdown | Politics, Conflict in Ukraine May Delay Chernobyl Reactor Project | Are New Russian Sanctions a Lost Cause? | Sterling's Punishment ...

PRI's The World

Russia's second most powerful man becomes the target of new US sanctions

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A new round of US sanctions against Russia is taking aim at several members of Vladimir Putin's inner circle. One of them is Igor Sechin, considered the Russian energy czar and a close adviser to Putin.

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All Things Considered

If We'd Only Known About The Impending Spam

Monday, April 28, 2014

Twenty years ago, NPR alerted staff members that they would soon have access to a new form of communication: "A collection of computer networks that is connected around the world."

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All Things Considered

As Kickstarter Evolves, Investors Watch For Next $1 Billion Idea

Monday, April 28, 2014

Venture capitalists don't tend to pledge $20 at a time to a scrappy little startup. They look for big investments with big returns. But some are turning to Kickstarter for that next big idea.

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