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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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Morning Edition

Poker Players Use Science To Effectively Give To Charities

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

There's a new movement to get professional poker players to give a share of their winnings to charity — but most charities don't make the cut. Our Planet Money team explains why.

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Morning Edition

Lower Gas Prices Add Fuel To U.S. Economic Recovery

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The average American is seeing a much bigger boost from falling gas prices than from pay raises. Cheap energy could finally put the U.S. economic recovery over the top.

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Morning Edition

Despite Some Clouds, U.S. Economic Forecast Looks Sunny

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Data indicate the U.S. economy grew at an impressive 5 percent rate in the third quarter. The stock market hit another record on Tuesday. David Greene talks David Wessel of the Brookings Institution.

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Morning Edition

More Than 200 Theaters To Show 'The Interview' On Christmas Day

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The controversial buddy flick The Interview will be shown on Christmas Day after all, in a small group of theaters. We explore the film's journey from major Hollywood release to art house film.

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Morning Edition

Lower Oil Prices Drain Value Of Russians' Money

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

In Russia, they are not celebrating lower oil prices. The price of oil could mean the difference between prosperity and recession. The ruble has lost about 45 percent of its value this year.

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Morning Edition

The Year In Air Travel: Packed Planes And More Perks — For A Price

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Commercial airlines earned nearly $20 billion in profits this year. They're using the cash to buy new planes, update facilities and add amenities — but not all of those new comforts will be free.

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All Things Considered

A Backlash Brews Against Low Pay On The Factory Floor

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

U.S. manufacturing jobs have rebounded since the recession, but many of those positions pay less than they used to. Some states are now questioning whether competing for those jobs is worth it.

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Marketplace

Marketplace: Nicaragua and the Dow

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

With the Dow at 18,000, GDP at 5 percent, and consumer spending and sentiment up, is the stock market a good reflection of the economy? Plus, Nicaragua, one of the poorest nations in the Americas, broke ground on a cross-country canal that it hopes will compete with its rival in Panama. Discussed for centuries, the canal is expected to be built in five years – by a Chinese company. As the project begins, there are concerns about an increasing commercial Chinese footprint in Central America.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Borscht Belt's Past and Future

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Borscht Belt in Sullivan County was once home to over 500 thriving hotels, but it's glory days are long gone. What will a new casino mean to this area of the Catskills? 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

China is Now The World’s Largest Economy, An Accolade Its Leaders Are Hesitant to Embrace

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

China became the world’s largest economy in 2014, but as questions arise about China’s record on global warming and income inequality, it is not so eager to be in the spotlight.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

The Puzzling Promise of Graphene

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

If you’ve heard about graphene, you’ve probably heard that it’s a miracle substance. The only atom-thick material known to man, it seems to also be the lightest, strongest, and most conductive material on earth. Its potential applications seem almost limitless. The only problem, as John Colapinto explained in a recent magazine piece, is that nobody has figured out what to do with it yet. On this week’s Out Loud, Colapinto joins Nicholas Thompson, the editor of newyorker.com, and Vauhini Vara, a business and technology blogger for the site, to discuss the challenges that hyped new technologies face in the marketplace, and whether graphene is likely to live up to its promise.

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'The Interview' To Play In More Than 200 Theaters On Christmas Day

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Sony had pulled the controversial comedy that centers on a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after ominous threats were made, allegedly by a group that hacked the studio's emails.

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The Takeaway

U.S. Economy Boasts Best Growth in 11 Years

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The U.S. Commerce Department announced today that the American economy grew at its quickest pace in 11 years during the third quarter.

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Farm Fresh? Natural? Eggs Not Always What They're Cracked Up To Be

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Egg cartons these days are often plastered with an array of terms that can confuse and even mislead consumers. Here's a glossary of carton jargon for the wannabe informed egg buyer.

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Keurig Recalls 7 Million Coffee Machines Following Reports Of Burns

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The company received about 200 reports of hot liquid escaping from the brewer; there were 90 reports of injuries from burns. Customers should contact the company for a free repair kit.

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U.S. Economy Grew At A 5 Percent Rate; Dow Surpasses 18,000

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Posting the strongest results in more than a decade, the U.S. economy blew past the consensus estimate of 4.3 percent growth put forth by economists surveyed by Bloomberg News.

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WNYC News

Big Wall Street Bonuses Are Back

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Thanks to decisions made during the financial crisis, today's soaring stock market equals big payouts for those who work on Wall Street.

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Morning Edition

Is Sony Hack Really 'The Worst' In U.S. History, As CEO Claims?

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Sony Pictures is still reeling from the damage caused by the cyberattack. The company's reputation and Americans' free speech were put on the line. But experts dispute how to measure the damage.

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Morning Edition

A Year Later, Delivery Services Up Their Holiday Game

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

As shoppers rely more on the Internet, the holiday rush at the mall is giving way to a bigger crush for the shipping industry. UPS and FedEx are trying to avoid last year's holiday delivery disasters.

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Morning Edition

We Go Underground To Tour London's Crossrail Project

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Crossrail touts itself as the biggest infrastructure project in Europe. It's made up of 10 new train stations and 26 miles of tunnels below London. It's due to open in 2018.

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