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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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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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Still Reeling From Supreme Court Ruling, Aereo Files For Bankruptcy

Friday, November 21, 2014

The streaming company's founder said fallout from the court's decision in favor of TV networks proved "too difficult to overcome."

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Morning Edition

Senate Panel Probes Fed's Oversight Of Commodity Trading

Friday, November 21, 2014

A Senate committee has accused major banks including Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase of manipulating commodity prices. Executives from several leading banks rejected the allegations on Thursday.

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Morning Edition

Skiers Rejoice! Upstate New York Has Snow

Friday, November 21, 2014

Snow is a big part of the culture and the joy of life in Upstate New York. Because of this week's storm, some of the region's ski resorts are already open for business.

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Money Talking

Congress' Unfinished Business: Terrorism Insurance

Friday, November 21, 2014

Real estate and insurance companies worry the lame-duck Congress will fail to re-authorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act before it expires on December 31.

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HBR Ideacast

436: Making Good Decisions

Thursday, November 20, 2014

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Obama Goes It Alone, Shielding Up To 5 Million Immigrants From Deportation

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Defying congressional Republicans, President Obama will defer the deportation of the undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and will also prioritize the deportation of criminals.

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The Whole World Is Fat! And That Ends Up Costing $2 Trillion A Year

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Nearly a third of us are overweight, and some of the worst rates of obesity are in the developing world. All this corpulence takes a huge economic toll.

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WNYC News

South Street Seaport Tower Gets a Haircut

Thursday, November 20, 2014

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Developer Howard Hughes and SHoP Architects Corp. unveil a scaled-back residential tower as part of their plan to redevelop the seaport.  

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WNYC News

NYC To Invest $25M in Hunts Point Facility

Thursday, November 20, 2014

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The funds will pay for energy backup and better quality electric generators at the Hunts Point food distribution center.

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All Things Considered

How To Catch A Cattle Thief

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Cattle theft has been making a major comeback. A drought in the West has meant higher beef prices, making cattle an attractive target for thieves.

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All Things Considered

Takata Executive Apologizes To Consumers In Capitol Hill Testimony

Thursday, November 20, 2014

An executive from the Takata Corp. was on Capitol Hill today, answering tough questions about the company's defective air bags, which have been linked to at least three deaths in the U.S.

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Marketplace

11-20-2014-Marketplace-Yahoo and Firefox

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Updated: President Obama announced his plan for immigration reform. There are an estimated 11.2 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. We examine what changes are coming as potentially millions more are brought into the legal workforce. Plus, the UC system is a classic example of what’s happening in higher education. States cut funding, and the difference comes out of students' pockets. Finally, Mozilla signed a deal with Yahoo to make it the default browser on Firefox, leading to the question ... why? 

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Indian Shopkeepers Greet Wal-Mart's Expansion Plans With Protests

Thursday, November 20, 2014

"Wal-Mart, come to your senses!" the protesters shouted. These vendors and hawkers are not happy that the retail giant plans to open 50 more stores.

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FT Big Read

Uncharted waters: why we're eating more farmed fish

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Uncharted waters: why we're eating more farmed fish

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Takata Quality Official Apologizes Over Air Bag Defect Linked To Deaths

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Hiroshi Shimizu's remarks came in testimony to a Senate panel. U.S. regulators want the company to issue a nationwide vehicle recall. So far, the recall has been restricted to high-humidity areas.

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Soda Companies Step Up Their Marketing To Black And Latino Kids

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Black youth saw more than twice as many ads for sugary drinks on TV compared with white children and teens in 2013. Advertising for the drinks on Spanish-language TV also increased by 44 percent.

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