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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

Universities Target MBA Programs Toward Professional Athletes

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Pro football players can earn tens of millions of dollars in a career. Some schools are now catering to current and former athletes to show them how best to manage their money after they stop playing.

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Norway Becoming First Country To Eliminate FM Radio

Monday, April 20, 2015

The switch from analog to digital radio offers more channels at a fraction of the cost, the government says.

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All Things Considered

At 50 Years Old, The Challenge To Keep Up With Moore's Law

Monday, April 20, 2015

Gordon Moore's observation on the exponential improvement in hardware has pushed computers to be faster, smaller and cheaper. But there may be a point where tech advancements outpace the theory.

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Marketplace

04-20-2015 - Marketplace - Google Algorithms

Monday, April 20, 2015

Airing on Monday, April 20, 2015:  At least 700 migrants are believed to have died in a shipwreck in the Mediterranean on Sunday.  We talk with BBC's European correspondent Chris Morris about why hundreds of thousands of migrants from places such as Libya and Egypt have been attempting to leave their home countries for Europe. Next, Google revs up a revised mobile algorithm on Tuesday that gives preference to sites that are easy to read on mobile devices. You know, not desktop websites crammed onto little screens, but redesigned, reprogrammed sites. This is most likely going to affect small local businesses, whose sites will be pushed down the search list if they haven’t managed to keep up with digital change. Plus, health and biotech firm stocks are performing well. We explore why.

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All Things Considered

BP Oil Spill Anniversary Highlights Changes In Industry Safety Standards

Monday, April 20, 2015

Offshore oil industry safety standards have been scrutinized since the BP spill five years ago. It happened when an oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, causing over 3 billion barrels to gush out.

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WNYC News

How Airbnb Built An Online Marketplace Off the Grid in Cuba

Monday, April 20, 2015

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Cuba has a tricky business landscape and hardly any internet, so to do business there Airbnb looked to local experts.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How to Sell Marijuana (Where It's Legal)

Monday, April 20, 2015

The founder of a legal head shop in Denver, Colorado, talks about the growing pains of the budding pot industry. 

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Appetite For Gulf Seafood Is Back, But The Crabs And Oysters Aren't

Monday, April 20, 2015

Five years after the BP oil spill, the public has stopped asking whether seafood from the Gulf is safe to eat. But now there's a supply issue, and fishermen worry about the future of their industry.

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PRI's The World

For Cubans, this ice cream store is about much more than just the cold, creamy scoops

Monday, April 20, 2015

After tasting Howard Johnson's ice cream during a visit to the US, Cuban leader Fidel Castro had an idea: Cuba needs its own ice-cream shop. That's how the beloved Coppelia ice cream store was born.

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George Takei And Company To Hollywood Gatekeepers: Fix Your Diversity Problem

Monday, April 20, 2015

A coalition of multi-ethnic Hollywood watchdogs is pushing talent agencies to add some color to their lineups.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Makes Your Downtown Great?

Monday, April 20, 2015

Vibrant downtowns don't just magically appear -- they're the result of deliberate, careful planning through the years. What makes your downtown so great, and how did it get that way?

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PRI's The World

Tunisia looks to tap into its history and push its olive oil front and center

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Arab Spring gave Tunisia international name recognition. Now Tunisia wants to be known for something else — its olive oil.

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Japan, U.S. 'Close' To Major Deal

Monday, April 20, 2015

A 12-country trade agreement hinges on negotiations between Japan and the United States.

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BuzzFeed Deleted Stories After Complaints From Advertisers

Monday, April 20, 2015

In a memo to staff, editor in chief Ben Smith acknowledged that the site had deleted more than 1,000 posts — three of them after complaints from advertisers. Gawker first reported on the deletions.

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Morning Edition

O'Malley: America's Economy Needs 'Sensible Rebalancing,' Not 'Pitchforks'

Monday, April 20, 2015

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who will decide on a presidential run soon, is for a higher minimum wage and wants to increase Social Security benefits even though some would pay higher taxes.

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Morning Edition

So Long 'Cinderella,' Website Helps Chinese Find Better English Names

Monday, April 20, 2015

Billboard. Mo Money. Lady Gaga. Cinderella. Those are just a few of the unusual names young Chinese have adopted over the years. An American entrepreneur hopes to suggest more appropriate ones.

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Morning Edition

5 Years After BP Oil Spill, Effects Linger And Recovery Is Slow

Monday, April 20, 2015

The 2010 explosion at the Deepwater Horizon rig set off an environmental and economic catastrophe. Towns and ecosystems along the Gulf Coast are still struggling to rebound.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

David Brooks; Marijuana Business Lessons; The New Whitney

Monday, April 20, 2015

New York Times columnist David Brooks; a preview of the new Whitney Museum; your great downtowns and a marijuana entrepreneur shares the lessons he's learned in the legal pot business.

All Things Considered

Murrah Building Bombing Prompted Oklahoma City's Downtown Revival

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Oklahoma City's decaying downtown has changed into a thriving entertainment district over the past 20 years. A former city official says the bombing sharpened the city's desire to revitalize the area.

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VW Camper Van Gets An Electric Makeover

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Talk about a time warp! The iconic VW camper is getting a modern reboot. This time, it's electric.

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