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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

Warren Buffett Punts On Coke's Compensation Plan

Friday, April 25, 2014

The business world took note this week when Buffett abstained from voting against a pay package for Coke executives he'd previously called "excessive."

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HBR Ideacast

401: Social Physics Can Change Your Company (and the World)

Thursday, April 24, 2014

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All Things Considered

Life Outside The Fast Lane: Startups Wary Of Web Traffic Plan

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Federal Communications Commission's proposal would let Web companies pay for faster access. But entrepreneurs, like Reddit's co-founder, are wondering how they would have fared with such rules.

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All Things Considered

Recall Woes Push Along GM's Cultural Reinvention

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Critics have blamed General Motors' delayed recall of a defective ignition switch on its dysfunctional culture. But there is already a shift underway to prioritize customers and communication.

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All Things Considered

A Biography Of Your Cubicle: How This Became The Modern Workplace

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The office has long been seen as a symbol of boredom: It's a killer of spirits, a destroyer of spontaneity. But reviewer Rosecrans Baldwin says a new book brings out its entertaining side.

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All Things Considered

Postal Workers Protest At Staples Over Shift In Jobs

Thursday, April 24, 2014

U.S. Postal Service workers picketed in front of Staples stores on Thursday. They were protesting USPS plans to provide mail services inside Staples stores, using nonunion Staples employees.

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All Things Considered

Rural Hospitals Weigh Independence Against Need For Computer Help

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Hospitals in out-of-the-way places are making trade-offs as they adopt electronic medical records. Some are joining larger health systems, while others are searching for ways to go it alone.

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Should Figs Go The Way Of Apples And Become A Year-Round Fruit?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Two growers are competing to harvest fresh figs earlier and earlier in hopes of transforming the industry into year-round production. But some fig lovers say they want to hold out for summer fruit.

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All Things Considered

Tech Giants Pony Up Cash To Help Prevent Another Heartbleed

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Google, Intel and others say they will now financially support the open-source software that encrypts much of the traffic on the Internet. The effort follows the discovery of a key security flaw.

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All Things Considered

With New E-Cigarette Rules, FDA Hopes To Tame A 'Wild, Wild West'

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration is proposing to expand its regulatory powers to e-cigarettes and other popular products containing nicotine.

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All Things Considered

Despite Popularity, Mysteries Of E-Cigarettes Persist

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, explains the new research on e-cigarettes and offers his take on new regulations proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.

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WNYC News

Will E-Cigarettes Go Up In Smoke?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The manufacture and sale of electronic cigarettes is pretty much unregulated...but not for long.

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Using Technology To Fix The Texting-While-Driving Problem

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Parents, cities and software companies have advocated or developed apps that block texts and calls when you're driving. But an Apple patent for locking phone functions could make a big impact.

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The Takeaway

Should a Video Game Determine Hiring and Firing?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Some companies are using video games as a way to evaluate potential employees. It allows them to monitor the "micro-behaviors" of candidates during game play.

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American Journalist Freed By Kidnappers In Eastern Ukraine

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Simon Ostrovsky, a reporter for Vice News, was seized at gunpoint by masked men in the city of Slovyansk earlier this week. Vice says he is now safe and in good health.

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Bracing For A Battle, Vermont Passes GMO Labeling Bill

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Green Mountain State is poised to become the first to require GMO labeling. But a federal lawmaker recently introduced a bill that would outlaw state rules like Vermont's.

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Is Drug Testing For Welfare Fair?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Florida Gov. Rick Scott's plan to drug test state workers and welfare recipients ran into trouble in the courts. Law professor Pauline Kim and reporter Curt Anderson discuss the drug testing battle.

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The Takeaway

Are We Just Waiting for Another Tech Bubble?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Some in Silicon Valley and on Wall Street are scratching their heads, worrying that the tech economy has re-entered the boom-and-bust era of the late 1990s.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Goodbye Net Neutrality?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The FCC proposed new rules that would leave the concept of net neutrality all but dead. David Carr, media columnist and culture reporter for the New York Times and Nancy Scola, a reporter who covers the intersections of technology, politics, and policy for publications like Reuters, the Washingtonian, and theAtlantic.com, discuss this and the case Aereo is making before the Supreme Court.

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Jobless Claims Bounce Up From Earlier Weeks' Low Levels

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The 329,000 applications filed last week for unemployment insurance were more than economists expected. One theory: Easter's relatively late date may have skewed the numbers.

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