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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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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

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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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

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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WNYC News

Naughty Banks Create Nice Gift for New York

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Call it a Merry Christmas for Governor Cuomo: bank settlements give New York's budget a $5 billion boost. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: North Korea's Internet Blackout, U.S. Economic Growth, Mariah Carey Winning Christmas

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

North Korea's internet goes ominously dark, Mariah Carey may have sung the best Christmas song ever, and Syria and Sierra Leone's streets are silent.

All Things Considered

What You Need To Know About Subprime Lending For Smartphones

Monday, December 22, 2014

A new startup focuses on offering loans for the purchase of top-of-the-line smartphones. But what seem like deals come with hefty markups.

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Marketplace

Marketplace: OPEC and hepatitus C

Monday, December 22, 2014

Airing on Monday December 22, 2014: Why don’t the OPEC countries cut production and thereby boost prices for the oil they sell? Also, pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts chooses a new hepatitis C drug from AbbVie pharmaceuticals as the exclusive option for its patients. We look at how pricing works for hepatitis C drugs and ask if this deal might usher in more overall price competition among drug companies.

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The 5 Business Stories That Made 2014 A Memorable Year

Monday, December 22, 2014

From hack attacks to the bottom falling out of oil, 2014 has been a year of big swings at the top and stagnation at the bottom.

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Morning Edition

Treasury Nomination Sparks Fight Among Democrats

Monday, December 22, 2014

When Congress returns in 2015, it will consider the nomination of Antonio Weiss to be undersecretary of Treasury for domestic finance. The nomination is causing a fight within the Democratic Party.

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Morning Edition

For Updated 'Annie', The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow

Monday, December 22, 2014

The comic strip Little Orphan Annie was launched during the Great Depression. A remake of the 1987 movie arrives when the income gap between rich and poor is the highest it's been since the 1930s.

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Morning Edition

What's Hot In Tech Gifts This Year?

Monday, December 22, 2014

David Greene finds out from Jacqui Cheng, editor-in-chief of Wirecutter, a tech shopping blog, about which gifts are in demand. She's tracks what gizmos and gadgets are popular with readers.

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Morning Edition

Heating New England Homes: The Good And Bad News

Monday, December 22, 2014

Low heating oil prices mean New Englanders don't have to bundle up at home this year, but they will have to watch their rising electric bills.

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Obama Calls North Korean Hack 'Cybervandalism'

Sunday, December 21, 2014

On CNN's State of the Union, the president expanded on earlier remarks he made criticizing a decision by Sony Pictures to pull distribution of The Interview.

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All Things Considered

While U.S. Focuses On Sony Hack, Some Of The World Is In The Dark

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The controversy around The Interview is a top story in the U.S., but those in North Korea have no knowledge of the film. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Washington Post Tokyo bureau chief Anna Fifield.

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All Things Considered

Renewed U.S.-Cuba Ties Could Mean Big Things For Cigar Market

Saturday, December 20, 2014

As the U.S. opens up to Cuban exports, David Savona of Cigar Aficionado magazine tells NPR's Arun Rath how it will affect the market for Cuban cigars.

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Many States Now Have $2 Gasoline, Analyst Says

Saturday, December 20, 2014

An analyst from GasBuddy.com says 24 states have at least one station with the price per gallon at $1.99 or less.

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WNYC News

American Credit Cards in Cuba?

Saturday, December 20, 2014

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WNYC's Julia Longoria talks to frequent visitors to Cuba about what the new regulations might mean — and what's still missing.

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