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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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Silicon Valley's Power Over The Free Press: Why It Matters

Monday, November 24, 2014

A big shift has occurred over the past few years: Tech companies now control how you get news and what news you get. Should journalism companies be building and deploying more technology?

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Marketplace

11-24-2014-Marketplace-Updated with the Ferguson grand jury decision

Monday, November 24, 2014

Update: Added some information on the St. Louis County grand jury, which has declined to charge Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown. We devise a job description for a new Secretary of Defense that reflects the demands of the modern world. Plus, we examine the potential impact of the new immigration policy on higher and lower education. 

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The Economics Of Thanksgiving 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

More people will be driving and flying this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Gas isn't the only thing that's cheaper. Turkey is too, along with its companions, stuffing and cranberries.

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Merck Partners With NewLink To Speed Up Work On Ebola Vaccine

Monday, November 24, 2014

The experimental NewLink vaccine is based on a harmless virus that has been genetically engineered to incorporate bits of the Ebola virus. Testing of the vaccine has begun in healthy volunteers.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

High-End Modesty

Monday, November 24, 2014

Trendy, Hasidic and fashion aren't words you typically hear together, but clothing company Mimu Maxi promotes fashionable, modest clothing that women of various religions are embracing.

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Morning Edition

How Real Estate Markets May Affect The Birth Rate

Monday, November 24, 2014

Research indicates the rise and fall of real estate prices seems to shape the decision among homeowners on whether to have children.

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Morning Edition

Cable News Channel Fusion Searches For Its Audience

Monday, November 24, 2014

ABC and Univision launched Fusion a year ago. The channel was designed to appeal to young Hispanics who consume content in English. Fusion pivoted immediately, hoping to appeal to all millennials.

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Morning Edition

Action On Immigration Meets Silence, Skepticism In Silicon Valley

Monday, November 24, 2014

As an organized sector, the tech industry did not applaud President Obama's executive action on immigration; and the future of the joint campaign for a comprehensive bill is unclear.

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Morning Edition

Experts Suggest OPEC's Power Over Oil Prices Is Waning

Monday, November 24, 2014

Members of OPEC meet this week. It used to be the world held its breath when this happened, worried what the meeting would mean for oil prices. But experts say times have changed.

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WNYC News

Gowanus Community Plan A Work in Progress

Monday, November 24, 2014

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What is the future of the Gowanus neighborhood now that a cleanup of the Superfund site is on the way? Residents and stakeholders are still figuring it out.

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WNYC News

Late, Overbudget and Awe-Inspiring: Downtown Transit Hub Takes Shape

Monday, November 24, 2014

The final steel element is added to the downtown PATH hub, now under construction.

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All Things Considered

Car Ride Service Puts Gender In The Driver's Seat

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Car share programs are extremely popular, but so are concerns for safety. NPR's Tess Vigeland talks to Stella Mateo, founder of SheRides, which allows passengers to choose the gender of their driver.

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All Things Considered

Fifty Years Later, A Look At How Harvard's Women MBAs Have Fared

Saturday, November 22, 2014

It's the 50th anniversary of the admission of women to Harvard's MBA program. To commemorate, the Harvard Business Review conducted a survey of thousands of MBA graduates on their career and lives.

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All Things Considered

Obama's Immigration Moves Do Little To Help Businesses, Groups Say

Friday, November 21, 2014

The actions do make it easier for people with work visas to move between jobs. But they don't address something employers have long pushed for: an increase in visas for low- and high-skilled workers.

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All Things Considered

Electric Bikes, On A Roll In Europe, Start To Climb In U.S.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Electric bicycles have been popular in Europe for some time. But recently there has been a surge in U.S. sales amid changing perceptions that e-bikes aren't just for the elderly.

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All Things Considered

San Francisco Proposes Predictable Scheduling To Help Hourly Workers

Friday, November 21, 2014

The city is poised to pass legislation to make hourly workers' schedules more predictable. Large retailers will also have to offer more hours to part-time employees before hiring someone else

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A Closer Look At Obama's Immigration Plan: What's In It, Who's Affected

Friday, November 21, 2014

The actions announced Thursday are complicated and will lead to many changes in immigration policy. Here we try to explain it plainly.

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Marketplace

11-21-2014-Marketplace-Immigration and Jobs

Friday, November 21, 2014

President Obama made a lot of claims this week about how his move on immigration will boost the economy. We look at which industries will be impacted most, and how. Plus, one of the jobs of the Federal Reserve is to provide regulatory oversight of banks. But the Fed’s watchers think the relationship between the Fed and the banks is way too cozy, and they’re giving the Fed a hard time on the Hill. Finally, the NFL has moved Sunday’s Bills-Jets game from Ralph Wilson Stadium in snow-covered Buffalo, N.Y., to Monday night in Detroit. A move like that is rare, so we explain the many logistics behind it.  

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The Viagra Of The Himalayas Brings In Big Bucks And Big Problems

Friday, November 21, 2014

A fungus consumes a worm and sprouts out of its head. The resulting ... thing ... is deemed an aphrodisiac and sells for more than gold. How do you keep people from killing each other to harvest it?

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TED Radio Hour

Why Do We Undervalue Introverts?

Friday, November 21, 2014

In a culture where being social and outgoing are celebrated, it can be difficult to be an introvert. Susan Cain argues introverts bring extraordinary talents to the world, and should be celebrated.

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