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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

Obama Expected To Impose New Sanctions On Russia

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Aides say Obama will sign a bill authorizing new economic sanctions against Russia in retaliation for its ongoing interference in Ukraine. Russia's economy is reeling from earlier western sanctions.

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Morning Edition

Fed Officials May Be Closer To Raising Interest Rates

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Federal Reserve is expected to drop the phrase that says it will keep interest rates low for "a considerable time." Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution

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Morning Edition

For Crop-Duster Pilots, Wind Towers Present Danger

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Short, unlit towers are used to prospect for new wind farms. But the structures pose a threat to crop-duster pilots. Transportation officials are urging better markings and other safety improvements.

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Senate OKs Judicial Nominees, Tax Extensions Before Republican Takeover

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lawmakers in the Senate approved an extension of tax breaks and confirmed 12 more judicial nominees, but a terrorism insurance bill didn't survive the night.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Oil Companies Want to Sell Their Vast Fossil Fuel Reserves, Which Could Trigger A Climate Change Tipping Point

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Environmentalist contend that if the vast fossil-fuel reserves owned by big oil companies are sold and used up, the planet’s temperature could rise beyond its tipping point. 

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WNYC News

Risky Securities Coming Due; Tenants Could Be At Risk

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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Some of the riskiest securities start to come due in 2015. That could put tenants at risk if buildings aren't maintained.

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All Things Considered

On Nebraska's Farmland, Keystone XL Pipeline Debate Is Personal

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The pipeline's fate looms large in Washington. But for people living in Keystone XL's proposed path, the project will alter livelihoods and legacies — for better or worse, depending on whom you ask.

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Theater Cancels New York Premiere of 'The Interview'

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

After threats of attacks, Sony is withdrawing the film's stars, James Franco and Seth Rogen, from upcoming promotional appearances and will let theaters cancel showings of the film.

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All Things Considered

Shopping On Shore Leave: How Seafarers Head To The Mall

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Most of us pack a lot of trips to the mall into the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. But what if you could only go shopping for just a few hours once a month?

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All Things Considered

Ruble's Troubles Tied To Falling Oil Prices, International Sanctions

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The world benchmark for oil fell below $60 on Tuesday. Russia's Central Bank hiked interest rates in a bid to support the plummeting ruble, but had little success.

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Marketplace

Marketplace: AMC and the ruble

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Airing on Tuesday Dec. 16, 2014: AMC theaters are offering a subscription deal. For $100 a month, you can see as many movies as you like. We look at how businesses are using auto-pay subscription models. Plus, Russia's central bank raised interest rates overnight by 17 percent in an unsuccessful attempt to stem the continuing decline of the ruble. With the failure of this latest effort to shore up its currency, Russia’s economic turmoil is affecting global markets as investors lose confidence.

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Apple Wins $1B iPod Antitrust Lawsuit

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A California jury has found that Apple's iTunes 7.0 did not violate antitrust laws when it restricted files bought on other music services.

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Economists: Congress Gets A Hat Tip (Barely) For Its Efforts

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Congress passed no laws addressing the minimum wage, tax reform, trade or immigration this year. But judged by the low recent standards, lawmakers got light applause from economists.

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PRI's The World

A plunging Russian ruble generates nervousness and humor

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Russians had a rude awakening this morning when they discovered that their interest rates doubled overnight AND the ruble plunged to its lowest level. The Russian Central Bank increased interest rates by 7 percent, hoping to avert a ruble freefall. And it could get worse.

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The Takeaway

Warren, Bush & Clinton: The New Politics of 2016?

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Many are hoping that Senator Elizabeth Warren will run for president in 2016—a role many believe Hillary Clinton is hoping to fill. And now Jeb Bush is considering a presidential run.

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The Takeaway

Russia Fails to Stop Ruble Crash

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Russia has raised its interest rate to a shocking 17 percent to try and stop the free fall of its currency, the ruble, which has hit an new low, experiencing its worst drop in 16 years.

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Has Vladimir Putin Just Overplayed His Hand?

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Russia leader was riding high at home this year with the successful Winter Olympics and his annexation of Crimea. Now he's staring at a recession and has alienated Western nations that could help.

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Successful Tech Requires An Old-Fashioned Skill: Organizing People

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Learning how to code may be the hot thing to do right now, but it's not enough, argues contributor Catherine Bracy. What successful tech companies do best is organize people toward similar goals.

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The Takeaway

Why Women Are Opting Out of The Workforce

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

At home in the United States, the number of women working peaked in 1999 and is now declining. Here The Takeaway explores why more American women are choosing not to work. 

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Few Employers Cover Egg Freezing For Women With Cancer

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Although egg freezing is the perk of the moment at some high-profile companies, the benefit isn't often available, even for women with serious illnesses that could affect their fertility.

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