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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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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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All Things Considered

The Guy Who Delivers HIV Medicine On His Bicycle

Monday, November 17, 2014

A South African teenager got tired of waiting in the clinic for his grandparents' HIV meds. So he came up with a solution. All it took was a bicycle.

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All Things Considered

Once The Darling Of The Living Room, Plasma Screens Take A Bow

Monday, November 17, 2014

The technology that was once on every videophile's entertainment room wish list is fading to black. Hosts Robert Siegel and Melissa Block remark on the demise of the plasma screen TV.

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Marketplace

11-17-2014-Marketplace-Facebook at Work

Monday, November 17, 2014

States that count on revenue from oil severance taxes are running into budget problems as oil prices fall, reducing that revenue. Plus, Facebook is said to be working on a new “Facebook at Work” platform that would let users collaborate on documents, chat with colleagues, etc. We look at the growing attention on the enterprise market.

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Halliburton To Buy Baker Hughes For $34.6 Billion

Monday, November 17, 2014

The deal, which must be approved by regulators, would combine the world's second- and third-largest oilfield services providers. The new company would be a formidable rival to Schlumberger Ltd.

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All Things Considered

'Flying Doughnuts': Airbus Files Patent For A New Kind Of Plane

Monday, November 17, 2014

The new design would seat passengers within a circular seating area rather than in short rows inside a tube.

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Controversial Cholesterol Drug Redeemed By Global Clinical Test

Monday, November 17, 2014

Merck's Vytorin reduced the risk of heart attack and stroke more than a cholesterol-lowering statin alone. The findings come from an international study of more than 18,000 people in 39 countries.

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WNYC News

The Future Payphone: Gigabit Speed and Free Wi-Fi on NYC Streets

Monday, November 17, 2014

Faster than an express train, New York City plans to turn payphones into the largest, fastest (and free) Wi-Fi network in the world.

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Morning Edition

Top Spenders On Capitol Hill Pay Billions, Receive Trillions

Monday, November 17, 2014

A new analysis by the Sunlight Foundation examines corporations that expend the most money in Washington on campaign contributions and lobbying. Defense contractors and finance giants lead the pack.

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Morning Edition

To End Food Waste, Change Needs To Begin At Home

Monday, November 17, 2014

The U.S. throws out 35 million tons of food each year. While many restaurants, supermarkets and processors are taking responsibility, many consumers aren't. An EPA pilot program aims to change that.

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Google's Lollipop Wants To Change The Way We Use Our Phones

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The latest update to Google's Android operating system is more than just a facelift. It's an introduction to the future of Google's Web.

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Fines Don't Appear To Deter Mine Safety Violations

Sunday, November 16, 2014

An NPR investigation found that mine workers are at greater risk of injury in mines that are able to avoid paying safety fines. Changes in mine safety enforcement could make penalties more effective.

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Big Data Companies Agree: Farmers Should Own Their Information

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Farmers depend on "Big Data" these days, but some worry the companies collecting information about their operations might misuse it. New privacy guidelines are supposed to protect farmers' interests.

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For Best-Selling Truck, Ford Bets Big On Aluminum

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Ford is about to sell an aluminum-sided version of its F-150 pickup, setting the industry atwitter with expectation. Some hope that after 40 years on top, the truck will finally fall on its tailgate.

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Despite Job Growth, Voters Focus On Stagnant Wages

Saturday, November 15, 2014

NPR's Scott Simon talks to columnist Megan McArdle of Bloomberg View about what voters really want from the U.S. job market.

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