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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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Specials

Innovation Hub: Fact and Fiction

Saturday, December 06, 2014

On this episode of Innovation Hub: separating fact from fiction. Why denial is dangerous, the decline of entrepreneurship, and whether or not iPads for children are actually a good idea.

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All Things Considered

Defining Narrative Questioned In 'Rolling Stone' UVA Rape Story

Friday, December 05, 2014

Rolling Stone says new discrepancies have emerged in its recent story about an alleged campus rape at the University of Virginia.

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All Things Considered

Labor Secretary: Job Growth Is Good, But Wages Need Help

Friday, December 05, 2014

Melissa Block speaks with Labor Secretary Thomas Perez about the latest jobs numbers and the persistent problem of wage stagnation.

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All Things Considered

'Blockbuster' Jobs Report Shows 321,000 Added To Payrolls

Friday, December 05, 2014

Previous months were revised upward and hourly wages climbed higher. All this has analysts wondering if the economy has finally kicked into a higher gear.

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2014: The Year When The Job Market Finally Turned The Corner

Friday, December 05, 2014

Seven years after the Great Recession began, the U.S. job market finally is growing at a robust pace. In November, employers added 321,000 workers, raised wages and extended the average workweek.

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WNYC News

Cablevision Violated Workers’ Rights, Court Says

Friday, December 05, 2014

A judge criticizes CEO James Dolan and finds Cablevision went too far in its effort to halt a unionization drive.

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Marketplace

Tesla, Starbucks and gentrification

Friday, December 05, 2014

Airing on Friday Dec. 5, 2014: Tesla is building a battery factory outside of Reno that has electric companies scared. The idea is to build batteries that can store the solar power collected by rooftop solar panels. Plus, Starbucks has plans to open dozens of stores selling pricey craft coffees. The gourmet coffee trend is spreading to hip neighborhoods across the country. 

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The Takeaway

Economic Forecast Is Bright, But Not for All

Friday, December 05, 2014

New job numbers for November are promising. The catch: we were in a really deep hole. To reach pre-recession numbers, more people still need to get hired and see their wages go up.

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Economy Adds 321,000 Jobs In November, Unemployment Holds Steady

Friday, December 05, 2014

The U.S. economy continued to chug along at a moderate pace last month. The number of unemployed Americans remained at around 9 million, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Morning Edition

November Jobs Report Shows Steady Growth

Friday, December 05, 2014

The unemployment rate held steady last month at 5.8 percent. And employers added 321,000 jobs to payrolls, far above expectations.

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Morning Edition

For World's Oil Exporters, Falling Prices Have A Domino Effect

Friday, December 05, 2014

Falling oil prices have been good news for the U.S. But they're causing multiple problems for some exporters. Government budgets are strained. Economies are struggling. Currencies are crashing.

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Money Talking

Clicking Your Way Through the Grocery Aisle

Friday, December 05, 2014

Lugging groceries around New York is tough. The weather's bad. The bags break. It's a grind. Fresh Direct pioneered home delivery, and now Amazon and Google want a piece of the action.

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Uber Is Richer Than Ever, But The Company Still Isn't Playing Nice

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Uber brought in $1.2 billion in its last round of financing, despite months of bad press. Or maybe because of it: One business professor says venture capitalists see jerks as better investments.

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All Things Considered

A Burger Joint Pays $15 An Hour. And, Yes, It's Making Money

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Fast-casual chain Moo Cluck Moo, in suburban Detroit, pays all of its workers far above the typical wage for a fast-food employee. It's part of its business model.

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HBR Ideacast

438: Explaining Silicon Valley's Success

Thursday, December 04, 2014

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All Things Considered

With Harvest Season, 'Trimmigrants' Flock To California's Pot Capital

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Humboldt County is famous for towering redwoods — and pot. Every fall, young people descend on its small towns. They're seeking work as trimmers, who manicure marijuana buds to prepare them for sale.

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'New Republic', In Major Change, Cuts Publishing Schedule; Top Editor Out

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Editor Franklin Foer and longtime literary editor Leon Wieseltier are both leaving. The magazine will drop from 20 issues a year from 10 and move its headquarters from Washington, D.C., to New York.

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All Things Considered

North Korea's Cyber Skills Get Attention Amid Sony Hacking Mystery

Thursday, December 04, 2014

A North Korean official now denies its involvement in one of the worst corporate hacks in history, after a different official played coy. How sophisticated are the Hermit Kingdom's hackers?

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WNYC News

Sunset Park Gets The Runway Treatment

Thursday, December 04, 2014

WNYC
New York will invest $3.5 million in a fashion design and manufacturing hub in Brooklyn's Sunset Park neighborhood.

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WNYC News

A Workers’ Flashmob Inside a McDonald’s

Thursday, December 04, 2014

On its second birthday, the fast food workers' movement has a few victories, and many unfulfilled goals.

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