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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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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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Is Courting Controversy An Urban Outfitters Strategy?

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Questionable sincerity aside, the recent pileup of apparent missteps by the retailer raises another question: Is the company doing it on purpose?

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Morning Edition

Sony On The Defensive After Hackers Attack Its Computer Network

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Unidentified hackers have been releasing internal documents from Sony Pictures Entertainment. Renee Montagne talks to Kim Zetter, a senior staff reporter at Wired magazine, about the attack.

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Morning Edition

Top Chefs Discover Denver's Fast-Growing Restaurant Scene

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Thanks in part to the nearby oil and gas boom, Denver is seeing a flood of affluent professionals with a hunger for good food. In one month this summer, for example, 40 restaurants opened.

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Morning Edition

'Reshoring' Trend Has Little Impact On U.S. Economy, Study Finds

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

"Reshoring," or bringing U.S. jobs back from overseas, is not as prevalent as has been reported, a consulting firm's research finds. The study found a total of 300 cases from 2013.

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Morning Edition

Argentina's Approach To Inflation: Ditch The Peso, Hoard U.S. Dollars

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The country's inflation rate is running around 40 percent this year, according to private economists. As a hedge, Argentines are always looking for ways to get their hands on U.S. dollars.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Economic Oil Slick

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Oil prices are down- which is great for consumers but bad for Wall Street.

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All Things Considered

Hustle Behind The Wheel: What It's Like To Be An Uber Driver

Monday, December 15, 2014

The ride-hailing service says it is creating 20,000 driver jobs every month. While this makes the service better for customers, drivers worry it will drive prices — and their earnings — down.

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Russia Boosts Interest Rates To 17 Percent Amid Currency's Slide

Monday, December 15, 2014

The move to raise rates from 10.5 percent is aimed at limiting the ruble's slide and curbing inflation. Sanctions and low oil prices have made it the world's worst-performing major currency this year.

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All Things Considered

Lawyers Say Sony Can't Keep Media From Reporting Hacked Details

Monday, December 15, 2014

NPR's David Folkenflik talks with Melissa Block about the discussion within media circles about the legality and propriety of publishing information stolen in the hack attack against Sony Pictures.

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Marketplace

Marketplace: Sony, Petsmart and Antonio Weiss

Monday, December 15, 2014

Airing on Monday Dec. 15, 2014: What have the Sony leaks revealed about the company's corporate strategy? And what can Sony do to prevent further dissemination and exploitation of this information? Plus, PetSmart was acquired for $8.7 billion by BC Partners. We take a closer look at the buyout. Finally, President Obama nominated investment banker Antonio Weiss for treasury undersecretary. We take a look at the job description for this position.  

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Small Businesses Drop Coverage As Health Law Offers Alternatives

Monday, December 15, 2014

Subsidies created by the health law to help workers buy their own coverage and steady increases in companies' insurance costs have made it easier for them to decide to discontinue health insurance.

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From Australia To France, Another Bad Day For Uber

Monday, December 15, 2014

Uber's "surge pricing" quadrupled fares for some customers trying to flee the area in Sydney where a gunman took hostages. France banned Uber's low-cost service over its lack of professional licenses.

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Book News: Apple Enters A New Round In E-Book Price-Fixing Fight

Monday, December 15, 2014

Apple goes before an appeals court in a battle expected to help clarify the legal line between business agreements and outright collusion. Also: Hilary Mantel denounces her critics' "froth and bile."

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How The Gender Pay Gap Has Changed (And How It Hasn't)

Monday, December 15, 2014

The pay gap between men and women has been narrowing for decades. But it persists, and it gets larger as women move toward the middle of their careers.

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Families Of Newtown Victims Sue Rifle Manufacturer

Monday, December 15, 2014

The lawsuit filed on behalf of 10 victims claims that the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle never should have been sold to the public because it is a military weapon.

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Morning Edition

YY Changes Its Tune After Karaoke Is A Hit

Monday, December 15, 2014

Chinese social network site YY originally allowed customers to watch other people play video games, but users realized that the site had more potential. It could be a place to perform virtual karaoke.

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Morning Edition

Texas Braces For A Drop In Production After Oil Prices Fall

Monday, December 15, 2014

Oil production has been booming in Texas, fueled by technological advances. But the fall in oil prices will slow things down. The coming year is likely to see a weeding out of the weakest producers.

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Morning Edition

For This Holiday Season, Old Toys Are New Again

Monday, December 15, 2014

What toys are most in demand this holiday season? Toy analyst Sean McGowen tells David Greene what's hot, and what toys have made a comeback.

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