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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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Marketplace

Marketplace: Grexit and carbon tax

Monday, January 05, 2015

Airing on Monday January 5, 2015: Germany's chancellor, Angela Merkel, is the latest to warn of a Greek exit – or "Grexit" – from the Eurozone if the anti-austerity Syriza party comes to power. We look at whether a "Grexit" would harm Europe more now that it would have a few years ago. Plus, why falling gas prices could lead to new taxes on gas.   

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Report: St. Louis Rams Owner Plans New Stadium In LA

Monday, January 05, 2015

The Los Angeles Times reports Stan Kroenke and the Stockbridge Capital Group plan to build an 80,000-seat NFL stadium — which could see the team return to the city where it spent almost five decades.

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PRI's The World

Oil prices have collapsed, but oil-rich ISIS says it's still in the black

Monday, January 05, 2015

News reports from Qatar say ISIS, which has control over oil fields in Iraq and Syria, will run a $250 million dollar surplus next year. So how is that possible with oil prices falling through the cellar?

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Fresh Air

'America's Bitter Pill' Makes Case For Why Health Care Law 'Won't Work'

Monday, January 05, 2015

Journalist Steven Brill's latest book critiques the Affordable Care Act, which he calls "unsustainable." In the next few years, "something is going to snap," he says. "We cannot pay for this."

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Housing In 2015: Four Reasons For Optimism (And One For Worry)

Monday, January 05, 2015

Increased hiring and high rents could make this a banner year for homebuying. But a looming decision by the Federal Reserve could scare off potential buyers and disrupt the housing recovery.

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Why The Euro Fell To A 9-Year Low Against The Dollar

Monday, January 05, 2015

A combination of political instability in Greece, possible quantitative easing in the eurozone and a stronger dollar are all pushing the common European currency lower.

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The Takeaway

Revenge Hacks: Sony Debacle Puts Companies on Offensive

Monday, January 05, 2015

Amidst the fallout from the Sony breach, private companies are taking cybersecurity into their own hands. Some are enlisting firms to learn offensive hacking techniques of their own.

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The Takeaway

The Top Threats Facing the World in 2015

Monday, January 05, 2015

This year, watch out for Putin's aggressive foreign policy, a lack of cohesion in the European Union, and China's economic slowdown.

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Craft Brewers Are Running Out Of Names, And Into Legal Spats

Monday, January 05, 2015

One consequence of the thousands of breweries that have sprung up? Just about all the beer names you can imagine have been snapped up. That's making it harder for newcomers to name that brew.

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Morning Edition

Entrepreneurs Find Ways To Make Money From Carbon Emissions

Monday, January 05, 2015

President Obama in September set a formidable goal for American industry and agriculture — reduce greenhouse gases by a quarter in 10 years. But several states are ahead of the game.

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Morning Edition

Lacking Internet, Cubans Rely On 'The Package' For Entertainment

Monday, January 05, 2015

The so-called weekly "package" allows Cubans to watch every current TV show and series available to the world at a fraction of the cost and without government censors.

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Morning Edition

How Driver's License Suspensions Unfairly Target The Poor

Monday, January 05, 2015

Losing your driver's license is a serious penalty, but often it's for nothing to do with unsafe driving. Without one, many who can't afford to pay the fines have a hard time finding or keeping a job.

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The Takeaway

How Airlines Cash In on Our Discomfort

Monday, January 05, 2015

Flying is more uncomfortable than ever, and the airlines made it that way. If you want relief, you have to pay. 

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All Things Considered

A Shadow Economy Lurks In An Electronics Graveyard

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Two decades ago, the region of Agbogbloshie in Ghana was a lush mangrove swamp. Now, reporter and photographer Yepoka Yeebo explains, it's a vast dump full of electronic waste and young scavengers.

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Border Businesses Lose Bank Accounts Amid Money-Laundering Fears

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Some U.S. banks are closing the accounts of certain businesses along the Mexican side of the border. It's part of an effort to stay in line with anti-money-laundering regulations.

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All Things Considered

Marketers Turn To Memories Of Sweeter Times To Sell Cereal

Saturday, January 03, 2015

The taste of foods from our childhood can trigger intense emotional reactions. Thanks to the power of food nostalgia, General Mills is bringing back the sugary cereal French Toast Crunch.

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All Things Considered

A Young Generation Sees Greener Pastures In Agriculture

Saturday, January 03, 2015

The average age of a farmer in the U.S. is over 58 and climbing. But in places like Maine, a growing number of under-35 farmers see an opportunity for better lives growing food for their communities.

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All Things Considered

Rural Doctor Launches Startup To Ease Pain Of Dying Patients

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Getting basic health care to rural areas has always been difficult, and delivering specialized care even harder. One doctor is raising money to bring palliative care to patients in rural California.

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Tech Week: FBI Still Blames North Korea; App Encourages Sharing

Saturday, January 03, 2015

This week in tech, private security experts continued to question the FBI's claim that North Korea was behind the cyberattack on Sony Pictures. Also, a new app connects people and their stuff.

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Marketplace

Marketplace: college football and the Noid

Friday, January 02, 2015

Airing on January 2, 2015: The first college football playoffs are upon us, and they are a huge moneymaker for football and colleges. The biggest question may be how quickly they can be expanded. Plus, we uncover the story behind a notoriously creepy Domino's mascot from the 1980s, the Noid.

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