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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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PRI's The World

Canada is slashing its spots for foreign guest workers, and resort towns are worried

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Temporary foreign workers are the backbone of seasonal resort towns. But a new law in Canada is making it harder to hire them, upsetting local business owners who say they won't have the workforce they need during peak tourist season.

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Marketplace

11-19-2014-Marketplace-Dojo Data

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The New York Fed is a special case: more powerful than other regional Feds, more influential within the Federal Reserve system, and therefore more at risk of being influenced by the big banks. Plus, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is set to reap more than $3 billion from an investment in a drug to treat the lung disease. One person's cost to use the drug? $300,000 a year. Finally, the Class Dojo app does a 180 after being outed by the New York Times for collecting classroom behavior data on kids. We look at third-party classroom apps and the push against data collection.

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Just What Is In Pumpkin Spice Flavor? (Hint: Not Pumpkin)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Pumpkin spice is the flavor of the season, but does anyone think there's real pumpkin in the "science goo" in our lattes? Turns out flavor companies have come up with a simple chemical recipe for it.

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PRI's The World

India's street vendors are hanging on, but malls and supermarkets are closing in

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Street vendors and hawkers are a vital part of life for many Indians, who get their daily needs like fruit and vegetables from carts and stalls. But as malls and supermarkets spring up around the country, the hawkers are struggling and worried for their survival.

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6 Pitfalls To Avoid When Picking Insurance On The Job

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Even if your health insurance is provided by an employer, your plan may be changing quite a bit in 2015. Here's a guide to the questions you should keep in mind when looking over your options.

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WNYC News

NYC Plan to Amp Up Industry and Manufacturing

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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The City Council recommends using land use policy changes as a way to create and preserve manufacturing and industry jobs.

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Morning Edition

Consumers Contribute To Retail Food Waste

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Grocery stores and restaurants serve more than 400 million pounds of food each year, but nearly a third of it is never eaten. Demand for pre-cooked meals and pristine produce creates much waste.

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Morning Edition

U.S. Safety Agency Wants Millions More Air Bags Recalled

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Regulators want millions of cars with suspect air bags recalled. Carmakers have been sending notices first to owners in warmer climates, where the bags are thought to pose the greatest danger.

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Morning Edition

Justice Department Charges Georgia Debt Collector With Fraud

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Williams, Scott & Associates is alleged to have threatened debtors with arrest, criminal charges and the loss of driving privileges. The owner and six employees were arrested.

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Morning Edition

Ohio Bill Would Shield Source Of Lethal Injection Drugs

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

As states struggle to obtain the drugs used to put someone to death, Ohio lawmakers consider a bill that would shield the ID of any drugmaker, pharmacy or medical professional involved in executions.

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Morning Edition

No 'Misteak': High Beef Prices A Boon For Drought-Weary Ranchers

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

If you've shopped for meat recently, you no doubt have noticed that beef prices are up. That may be hard on consumers, but the prices are helping ranchers purchase expensive feed and rebuild herds.

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Department Of Transportation Wants Millions More Air Bags Recalled

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The NHTSA says a full national recall is needed for air bag inflators that have been found to sometimes pepper drivers with metal shrapnel. Advocates say earlier regional recalls were a terrible idea.

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Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline Bill, In A Close Vote

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The controversial project to expand an oil pipeline running from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico has failed to get the approval of Congress.

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HBR Ideacast

435: The Condensed December 2014 Issue

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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Amid The Stereotypes, Some Facts About Millennials

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

"Millennial" is the demographic buzzword of the moment. But are young adults today really so different from previous generations? We charted some numbers to find out — and spotted interesting trends.

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FAA Can Regulate Small Drones: NTSB Reverses Judge's Ruling

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Overturning a federal judge's ruling that the FAA was wrong to fine a man $10,000 for flying a small drone, the NTSB says the agency can regulate such drones as "aircraft."

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Got A Thanksgiving Time Crunch? Food Is Just (A Few) Clicks Away

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

If you're scrambling to find the perfect cranberry sauce or a sumptuous dessert, the Internet can help. We've rounded up services to help you spend less time waiting in line and more time with family.

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All Things Considered

Uber Executive Lashes Out At Journalists After Negative Publicity

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

In the latest flap involving the ride sharing company Uber, an executive is apologizing after saying the company should spy on unfriendly reporters. Uber is a hit with customers, but has clashed with competitors, regulators and some journalists.

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All Things Considered

Wichita Tries To Boost Its Aviation Industry With Smaller Planes

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

It's a great time to be in the aviation industry, unless you are in Wichita, Kansas. Wichita calls itself the Air Capitol, what Detroit is to automobiles. But just like Detroit, Wichita has hit hard times.

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WNYC News

As Rent Stabilization Law Expires, Advocates Vow to Fight

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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City expects push-back from Republican legislators

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