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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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Bail For Alleged 'Flash Crash' Trader Set At More Than $7M

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

U.S. prosecutors say the U.K. man contributed to the 2010 "flash crash" that wiped about $800 billion from the value of shares. He told a London court that he opposes extradition to the U.S.

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Could It Be? Researchers Find A Hiring Bias That Favors Women

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A new study shows that universities have a 2:1 preference for hiring women for STEM tenure-track positions.

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Why Somali Grandmas And Aid Workers Might Be Short On Cash

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Money transfer agencies are the lifeblood of Somalia. But Kenya has shut down 13 East African branches to keep money out of the hands of terrorists blamed for a deadly attack early this month.

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Is It Time To Make Medical And Family Leave Paid?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Democrats in Congress have reintroduced a bill that would create a national paid leave program, covering two thirds of people's wages for up to 60 days a year. But small business owners are wary.

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Morning Edition

Renewed Trade Debate Puts Presidential Candidates On The Spot

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Expected action on a trade bill is forcing candidates to get involved. In New Hampshire on Tuesday, after a shouted question from a reporter, Hillary Clinton weighed in without taking sides.

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Morning Edition

20 Years Ago, Match.Com Revolutionized How To Find A Date

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tuesday was the 20th anniversary of Match.com. The website ushered in the world of online dating. The Pew Research Center says nearly 25 percent of married couples met online.

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Morning Edition

Merchant Ships Called On To Aid Migrants In Mediterranean Feel The Strain

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Commercial ships have rescued tens of thousands of migrants trying to cross by boat to Europe from Africa and the Middle East. But the vessels and their crews aren't equipped to handle these missions.

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Morning Edition

National Guard Members Struggle To Keep Civilian Careers

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

National Guard soldiers live in two worlds: They can be deployed in a crisis, but must support themselves and their families with civilian jobs. That's made harder by the guard's unpredictable needs.

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All Things Considered

At Last: Kentucky Authorities Bust Ring Behind Great Bourbon Heist

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

In 2013, more than 200 bottles of pricey Pappy Van Winkle bourbon vanished from a Kentucky distillery. Tuesday authorities announced indictments in what appears to be a much bigger crime syndicate.

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Google's New Search Algorithm Stokes Fears Of 'Mobilegeddon'

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

This week, Google started prioritizing mobile-friendly websites in Google searches made on a smartphone. The change could hurt businesses whose sites don't pass Google's mobile-ready test.

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All Things Considered

Millions Of Chickens To Be Killed As Bird Flu Outbreak Puzzles Industry

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A flu strain deadly to chickens and turkeys is striking farms in the West and Midwest. This week, it hit an Iowa facility with millions of egg-laying hens. No one knows how it's entering houses.

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Marketplace

04-21-2015 - Marketplace - Power Grid Infrastructure

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Airing on Tuesday, April 21, 2015:  Committee votes in Congress are expected in coming days on whether to give the president special authority to finish negotiating a major trade deal with China and others. The deep skepticism that exists among Democrats is summed up well in a line New York Sen. Chuck Schumer said last week : “I don’t believe in these agreements anymore. I’ve changed.” We look at what else has changed since the North American Free Trade Agreement era when it comes to the U.S. economy and its place in the world economy. Next, California’s long history of anti-tax, anti-government propositions, starting with Proposition 13, now stands in the way of the state responding to a devastating drought. How’d that happen? Plus, the Department of Energy is proposing billions in investment in power grid infrastructure to make it more reliable and secure. The U.S. suffers far more outages than other developed countries. And the entire system is vulnerable if extreme weather or human attacks take out transformers--devices which are essential to moving electricity long distances.

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All Things Considered

Business, Labor Debate Pacific Trade Deal Before Senate

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Big business and big labor clashed Tuesday over whether Congress should give President Obama fast-track authority to negotiate a major trade deal.

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All Things Considered

Should The Government Get Out Of The Air Traffic Control Business?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Efforts to replace air traffic control's aging radar-based system have been stuck in the Federal Aviation Administration's bureaucracy and lacked funding from Congress.

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Young Adults With Autism More Likely To Be Unemployed, Isolated

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

More than half of young people with autism had neither a job nor educational plans in the first two years after high school, a study finds.

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Who Owns Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The federal government controls Fannie and Freddie. But does it own it?

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Iowa Farm To Kill 5 Million Chickens In Effort To Contain Avian Flu

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

This is the worst outbreak since the H5N2 influenza was first detected in December. The disease has been found in seven other states over the past five months.

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Californians Can Now Pay Cash For Health Insurance At 7-Eleven

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Many people who are eligible for federal health insurance subsidies don't have bank accounts, which makes it hard to pay premiums. A system in California lets them pay with cash at stores.

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Blue Bell Widens Recall To All Of Its Products Over Listeria Worries

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called it "a complex and ongoing multistate outbreak of listeriosis occurring over an extended period of several years."

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PRI's The World

Sorry, Oprah. You're not No. 1 anymore.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Is Nigeria’s wealthiest woman self-made, or part of a corrupt system?

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