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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

Justices: If You Aren't Working, No Pay, Even If You Can't Leave

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Supreme Court has ruled that workers at a Nevada Amazon factory aren't due overtime for time spent in security lines at the ends of their shifts, waiting to be checked for stolen goods.

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WNYC News

Community Board to Vote on One Vanderbilt Proposal

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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A task force will decide whether to approve zoning changes that would allow for a 65-story office tower at One Vanderbilt.

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In Europe, Ugly Sells In The Produce Aisle

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Lumpy, bumpy produce that fails to meet supermarkets' high bar for beauty usually ends up as waste. But increasingly, European supermarkets are finding that ugly sells, if you tell the right story.

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PRI's The World

China's Internet censor-in-chief gets a warm welcome at Facebook headquarters

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Washington has taken an increasingly harder line with China on the issues of computer hacking and online censorship. But when the country’s top official for Internet policy – Mr. Lu Wei – visited the office of Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, he got a warm reception.

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All Things Considered

Tenn. VW Plant Closer To Unionizing With UAW Agreement

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The United Auto Workers secured recognition to represent workers at a Volkswagen manufacturing plant in Tennessee on Tuesday. It's the first time a foreign car manufacturer in the South has agreed to have its employees represented by a union.

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Supreme Court Rules Employers Are Not Required To Pay For Security Time

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The decision is a major victory for retail enterprises and manufacturing businesses that could have been on the hook for billions of dollars in back pay for time spent in security screenings.

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Marketplace

The Fed, oil prices and hackers

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Airing on Tuesday Dec. 9, 2014: Members of the Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee have entered their quiet period ahead of next week’s meeting. We look at how they are handling interest rates. Plus, falling oil prices are good, right? In a fossil-fuel based global economy, the consumer winners greatly outnumber the oil-producer losers. Finally, we look at businesses that benefit from a security breach like the Sony hacks. They don’t just profit off the victims, but off the fear of would-be victims.

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All Things Considered

Argentina: Where Cash Is King And Robberies Are On The Rise

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

With spiraling inflation and a distrust in banks after the country's 2001 default, Argentines are keeping more cash on hand. And that means robbery rates are spiraling, too.

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The Takeaway

U.S. Bogged Down With Too Many Cranberries

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The holiday season is the golden hour for cranberries. But this year there are a few too many berries for Americans to consume.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Famous on YouTube

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

YouTube and Vine superstars gather millions of fans—and sometimes millions of dollars—with their viral online videos. And most of us have never heard of them.

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Morning Edition

New Republic Staffers Saw A Clash Between Its Mission And New Methods

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Owner Chris Hughes says his shakeup of the magazine aims to create a sustainable means for its commentary and long-form political profiles, but departing journalists see his plan as destructive.

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Morning Edition

Scientists Track Down Serious Methane Leaks In Natural Gas Wells

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Faulty gear and attempts to clear liquid from wells can release enough gas to power hundreds of homes, new research reveals. Scientists say finding the leaks is a first step to plugging them.

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Morning Edition

Ireland Softens Under Pressure To Drop Its Corporate 'Duty-Free Zone'

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

U.S. and European officials are angry about Irish rules that let some firms pay just 2 percent in corporate taxes. Ireland announced some tax code changes, but few think they will change things much.

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Morning Edition

That Nest Egg Needs To Last As Long As You Do. So How Do You Start?

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

You don't know how long you'll live, which makes it hard to know how much money you'll need to retire. But several approaches can help people nearing retirement make their money last.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: CIA Torture, Life on Mars, and Secret Alliances

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The Takeaway explores the newly released report on CIA torture programs, we look at the last findings from the Mars rover, and we look at America's cranberry surplus problem.

FBI Wanted Little To Do With James Bond, Memo Reveals

Monday, December 08, 2014

In response to a request from the producers of Goldfinger, the FBI said Ian Fleming's novels "generally center around sex and bizarre situations."

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Some Liberals And Tea Partiers Unite To Oppose Trade Deals

Monday, December 08, 2014

President Obama is pushing for massive trade deals with Asian and European nations. Critics say the trade negotiations, which are conducted in private, aren't facing enough scrutiny.

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All Things Considered

'New Republic' Owner Defends Strategy Shift That Led Many To Quit

Monday, December 08, 2014

Media correspondent David Folkenflik talks with Chris Hughes, owner and publisher of The New Republic, about last week's editorial shake-up at the 100-year-old publication.

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All Things Considered

Big Mac Whacked: McDonald's U.S. Sales Continue To Slide

Monday, December 08, 2014

McDonald's is not loving its financial numbers. The fast-food chain reported that same-store sales in the U.S. tumbled 4.6 percent in November compared with a year ago, continuing a downward trend.

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All Things Considered

Olive Oil Producers In 'Crisis' From Weather, Pests And Disease

Monday, December 08, 2014

Global olive oil production is down. Italian groves have been especially hard hit by a disease that killed 1 million trees. Audie Cornish speaks with Curtis Cord, publisher of the Olive Oil Times.

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