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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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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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Fresh Air

How A Feud Between Two Russian Companies Fueled A 'Spam Nation'

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Brian Krebs' new book tells the story of how two companies groomed spammers, and then destroyed each other. In the process, Krebs got access to documents that illuminated how cybercriminals operate.

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Marketplace

11-18-2014-Marketplace-Morning Wars

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Senate votes today on a bill to get the Keystone Pipeline from Canada approved. Does the pipeline really matter much at this point? Plus, the morning news slot is very profitable for television networks such as NBC and ABC, bringing in lots of advertising dollars. The recent firing of Jamie Horowitz at NBC's “Today” show, however,  indicates that the networks are struggling to get the programming mix just right during this golden moment.

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As Espresso Rises, Will 'Greek Coffee' Be Left To The Turks?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

"Greek coffee" may be a matter of national pride in the Mediterranean nation. But increasingly, Greeks are embracing espresso, an imported brew. Chalk it up to globalization.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How an American Company Supported War Criminal Charles Taylor in Liberia

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

ProPublica reporter T. Christian Miller and Frontline producer Marcela Gaviria investigate the ways the American tire company Firestone funded Liberian warlord Charles Taylor.

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How Many Louisiana Jobs Are Actually At Stake In Keystone Debate?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Momentum to push legislation approving the oil pipeline is getting a boost from the Dec. 6 Louisiana Senate runoff — even though the unbuilt portion of pipeline wouldn't run anywhere near the state.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Music in the Age of Spotify

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Taylor Swift just pulled her entire catalog from Spotify, but as the tech industry and the music business converge, will artists and streaming services make peace?

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With Japan In Recession, Prime Minister Calls For Snap Elections

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for an election two years ahead of schedule, and he also delayed an increase in sales tax.

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Morning Edition

Who Pays For Outdated Power Plant That Lacks Customers?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Electricity rates in Michigan's Upper Peninsula could go up next month by as much as 30 percent. Residents might have to start paying to keep a coal plant open that isn't needed anymore.

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Morning Edition

Rendering: The World's Oldest Recycling System

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Meat processing is one of the most efficient in the food chain. Figures show only 4 percent is lost to waste in North America, compared with 10 percent in the processing of grain products.

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Morning Edition

Native Americans Urged To Sign Up For Private Insurance

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The second round of buying health insurance on the Affordable Care Act exchanges has started. Health officials say Native Americans may have much to gain by buying insurance there.

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Morning Edition

Firm Accused Of Illegal Practices That Push Families Into Foreclosure

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A class action lawsuit alleges Ocwen Financial, one of the nation's largest mortgage servicers, charges marked-up and illegal fees. The firm says it will vigorously defend itself against the claims.

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Morning Edition

Guarding The Ebola Border

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Ivory Coast is determined to keep Ebola out. The government shut down the border, and enlisted local villagers to serve as informal border security.

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Uber Exec In Hot Water After Suggesting A Journalist Smear Campaign

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A senior vice president of the ride-service company has issued an apology after news broke of his comments about digging up info about reporters' personal lives.

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All Things Considered

What You Need To Know About The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

Monday, November 17, 2014

The long-delayed project is a jobs generator to some and an ecological disaster to others. Ahead of a key Senate vote, we revisit what the Keystone XL pipeline would do and why it's so contentious.

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Culinary Institute's School For 'Foodpreneurs' To Cook Up Innovation

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Culinary Institute of America may be best known for churning out chefs. But its graduates are charting new career paths that require more business chops and it's launching a school to mentor them.

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WNYC News

New Business Hub Coming to Brooklyn Navy Yard

Monday, November 17, 2014

 $140 million will be spent to transform a World War II-era building into a center for manufacturing and investment. 

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