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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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Florida Tomato Pickers' Wins Could Extend To Dairy, Berry Workers

Friday, December 12, 2014

In the last four years, 30,000 tomato pickers covered by a "fair food" program got a 50-to-70 percent pay raise. Advocates are now working with retailers and other industries to duplicate the model.

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Wealth Gap Between Races Widened During Recession, Study Says

Friday, December 12, 2014

According to the Pew Research Center, white, black and Hispanic households all lost wealth during the recession, but nonwhites saw the disappearance of a much greater percentage of their net worth.

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Aerial Photos Are New Weapon In Organic Civil War

Friday, December 12, 2014

An organic watchdog organization says big organic egg and milk producers are violating organic rules. As evidence, it offers aerial photos — but some photos may not be of organic operations.

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SeaWorld CEO Steps Down Amid Controversy, Drop In Attendance

Friday, December 12, 2014

SeaWorld has be under fire for years, over its treatment of Orcas. A critical documentary suggested the treatment led to the death of a trainer in 2010.

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Money Talking

A Good Week for Insider Trading

Friday, December 12, 2014

After an appeals court overtures two convictions, federal officials could have a harder time prosecuting insider trading.

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WNYC News

Group Against Carriage Horses Fined

Thursday, December 11, 2014

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The New York City Campaign Finance Board fined NYCLASS for "serious" spending violations.

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All Things Considered

Why The White House Wants To Go After Seafood Pirates

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Americans eat more seafood than just about anyone, but a big portion of imports are caught illegally. One expert calls this "the single greatest threat to sustainable fisheries in the world today."

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All Things Considered

Hacked Sony Emails Pull The Curtain Back On Hollywood

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Audie Cornish speaks with Ben Fritz of The Wall Street Journal about the fallout from the leaked emails of Hollywood executives at Sony Pictures and what it reveals about the modern studio system.

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All Things Considered

Controversial Budget Bill Would Roll Back Dodd-Frank Provision

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The House is expected to vote Thursday on a spending bill designed to avert another government shutdown. Among the controversies: a rollback of the Dodd-Frank financial market regulatory overhaul. Banks have lobbied to get rid of a provision requiring them to "push out" derivatives trading.

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All Things Considered

Iceland Experiments With A Jubilee Of Debt Forgiveness

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A jubilee is an idea that dates back to Biblical times. The idea was that every 50 years or so there would be this moment where debts would be forgiven. The jubilee has not gotten a lot of traction in the modern world, but right now, Iceland is actually trying it.

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Weekly Innovation: A Smart Power Outlet That Can't Shock You

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Kids often hurt themselves when they put their fingers into electrical outlets, but the Brio Smart outlet prevents injury by using sensors to differentiate between human touch and an electric plug.

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The Takeaway

The Worst New Words of 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Every year, new words take off and old ones die. Some are preposterous. Some actually make sense. We walk through some of the big ones of 2014 with the Jargonator's Ben Schott.

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Marketplace

Derivatives, gas prices and Twitter

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Airing on Thursday Dec. 11, 2014: We explain everything you need to know about derivatives. Plus, Americans are saving a buck a gallon on gas these days. Where’s that extra money going? Finally, Instagram just passed Twitter in monthly users and announced yesterday that it plans to start cracking down harder on fake followers. 

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All Things Considered

Wellness At Work Often Comes With Strings Attached

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A group of CEOs wants the Obama administration to backtrack on efforts to regulate workplace wellness. The programs have ballooned in popularity, but there's little evidence they work.

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FT Big Read

Person of the Year 2014: Tim Cook

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Person of the Year 2014: Tim Cook

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HBR Ideacast

439: Communicate Better with Your Global Team

Thursday, December 11, 2014

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Community College Programs Can Lead To Big Payoffs — In The Right Fields

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A study tracking grads from Washington state's schools found those who completed programs longer than a year had more pay and steadier work — especially in health care, technology and skilled labor.

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Morning Edition

Should Homeowners With Solar Panels Pay To Maintain Electrical Grid?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Utilities say consumers who put solar panels on their roofs should help pay to maintain the lines that carry the power they sell back into the system. Panel leasing firms say that's anti-competitive.

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Morning Edition

Problems With Your Boss? Try A Chat With The Office Chaplain.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Chaplains have long been present on college campuses and in the military but increasingly they can also can be found in the workplace, specially trained to help employees offload office frustrations.

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WNYC News

No Smooth Sailing at Meeting on Seaport

Thursday, December 11, 2014

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Special Landmarks Committee of Manhattan Communtiy Board 1 draws contentious, overflowing crowd.

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