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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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PRI's The World

In Bangladesh, will a legal system 'full of holes' prosecute those responsible for the Rana Plaza factory collapse?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Bangladeshis today are honoring the memory of those killed one year ago in the deadly factory collapse at Rana Plaza. Building owner Sohel Rana and several factory owners are in jail awaiting trial. Zafar Sobhan, the editor of the Dhaka Tribune explains why prosecution of the men would be a big step forward for the weak Bangladeshi justice system.

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PRI's The World

Why campaigners want you to wear your clothes #insideout today

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Do you you know where your clothes were made? Do you know who made them? Those are the questions campaigners want you to ask on Fashion Revolution Day — marking the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Airbnb and the Law

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Airbnb, the short-term apartment renting web-based service, is trying to navigate its way through a legal gray zone, past subpoenas and taxes. Matt Flamm, senior reporter at Crain's New York, updates the latest developments.

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The Takeaway

New Migraine Drugs Signal Hope for Millions | Obama Walks Tightrope Between Asian Allies | Are We Just Waiting for Another Tech Bubble?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Three American Doctors Killed in Afghanistan | New Migraine Drugs Signal Hope for Millions | How Video Game Performance Can Determine Hiring and Firing | FDA Proposes New Rules for E-Cigs | Are We Just Waiting for Another Tech Bubble? | Obama Walks Tightrope Between Asian Allies | Here's What ...

The Brian Lehrer Show

The Rules They Are A-Changin’

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Home ownership is still a major part of the American dream. But after you crunch the numbers, is it even worth it? Plus: an argument that government is ineffective because of outdated rules and regulations; and what happens in a year with AmeriCorps’ City Year program. 

Freakonomics Radio

Which Came First, the Chicken or the Avocado?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

When it comes to exercising outrage, people tend to be very selective. Could it be that humans are our least favorite animal?

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Reports: FCC Poised For Changes To Net Neutrality Policy

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

According to reports, the FCC is set to approve a system in which Internet service providers offer a faster pipe to American homes to content companies willing to pay for it.

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Costly Hepatitis C Pill Shreds Drug Industry Sales Record

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sovaldi has been found to be remarkably effective in curing most patients with common forms of hepatitis C in a matter of months. But the clinical success comes at a high price.

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Brazil Becomes One Of The First To Adopt Internet 'Bill Of Rights'

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

President Dilma Rouseff signed the bill into law to kick off an international conference about the governance of the Internet.

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Slowly And Sweetly, Vietnam's Chocolate Industry Grows

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

French colonists planted cacao in Vietnam in the 1800s, but the crop was outpaced by coffee and cashews. Now French expats are helping the country become a respected producer of high-end chocolate.

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All Things Considered

Under Calif. Law With Teeth, Big-Time Lawsuits Hit Small Businesses

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Some California lawyers and litigants have created a cottage industry around the Americans with Disabilities Act. Some plaintiffs file hundreds of complaints a year, collecting a living off small businesses that aren't compliant with the ADA. Small business advocates and community leaders say they focus on minority businesses because they make for easier targets.

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All Things Considered

Blockbuster Trades Are Changing The Face Of Pharmaceuticals

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Pharmaceutical companies are suddenly trading entire divisions the way sports teams swap players. Glaxo, Novartis and Ely Lily are all involved in a complicated deal announced Tuesday, and so far this year, five deals exceeding $2 billion have been announced. What's driving the deal-making?

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FT Big Read

Battle for the boardroom

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Stephen Foley reports from New York on shareholder activists, and why the battle for the boardroom is heating up.

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Weekly Innovation: An Inflatable Car Seat That Comes In A Backpack

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Parents, you are going to want to read about this prototype from Volvo. It's fully inflatable and designed to make what's normally a clunky and heavy seat both lighter and more portable.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Clock Your Sleep: Adults

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Work emails keeping you up way too late? You're not alone. Columbia University sleep expert Dr. Carl Bazil says that even though work emails aren't usually an actual emergency, your brain thinks they are and keeps you wide awake. Plus, Harvard's Russell Sanna talks about how your company could prioritize sleep health--like email-free weekends. Yes, please.   

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American Journalist Kidnapped By Ukraine's Pro-Russia Insurgents

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The reporter for Vice News was seized by gunmen on Tuesday but is "fine," according to a spokeswoman for his kidnappers.

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Dirty Money: A Microbial Jungle Thrives In Your Wallet

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A look at the critters that live on money finds about 3,000 types of bacteria. Most are harmless. But researchers found traces of DNA from anthrax and drug-resistant pathogens, too.

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Morning Edition

Haagen-Dazs Experiments With Veggie Ice Cream

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Next month in Japan, Haagen-Dazs will debut vegetable-flavored ice cream. Each carton will contain about half the fat content of regular Haagen-Dazs.

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Morning Edition

Networks Tell Supreme Court Aereo Steals Their Content

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Broadcasters say the TV streaming company is violating copyright laws. The ruling will influence the future of television, and also affect technologies such as cloud computing.

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Morning Edition

Urban Libraries Become De Facto Homeless Shelters

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

San Francisco's library system has hired a full-time social worker to help find housing and other services for the homeless men and women who've set up camp among the stacks.

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