Streams

 

Business

Edit Bucket

Money Talking

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.

MORE Money Talking>>

Morning Edition

China's Corruption Crackdown Pummels Macau Casinos

Friday, November 07, 2014

The Chinese island is renowned as a gambling capital and a place to launder cash. An anti-graft campaign has driven away high rollers and others dependent on its shady financial services.

Comment

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Jimmy Fallon's Success, Maria Bamford's Comedy, and Steinbeck's Lost Story

Friday, November 07, 2014

The Takeaway explains what Jimmy Fallon can teach us about success, Maria Bamford stops by to talk comedy, and a never-published John Steinbeck story has surfaced.

Money Talking

With Republicans in Control, What's Next for the Economy?

Friday, November 07, 2014

Republican wins this week might lead to more cooperation on key economic issues. 

Comments [1]

HBR Ideacast

433: How to Change Someone's Behavior with Minimal Effort

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Comment

All Things Considered

Beyond Cat Videos: YouTube Bets On Production Studio 'Playgrounds'

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The online video giant has just opened a gleaming new production studio in Manhattan. It's part of an effort to attract new viewers — and ultimately compete with companies like Netflix and Hulu.

Comment

Alaska Station Sets Dubious Record: Most Senate Campaign Ads

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The Center for Public Integrity calculates that KTUU in Anchorage ran more U.S. Senate ads this cycle than any station in the country.

Comment

Soundcheck

Iggy Pop As Cruise Salesman: How Sound Changes What We Think, Feel... And Buy

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Joel Beckerman and Tyler Gray discuss the hidden influence of sound in their new book 'The Sonic Boom.'

Comment

Jet Fuel Is Down, But Not Enough For A Thanksgiving Fare War

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Airlines say they expect an uptick in Thanksgiving travel. This November, jet fuel prices are down, but carriers are using the saved money to upgrade equipment and software rather than cut fares.

Comment

Amazon Wants To Put A Listening Speaker In Your Home

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Are you ready to bring an eavesdropping device that's connected to the cloud into the privacy of your abode? Amazon thinks so, as it introduces Echo, a speaker that takes your questions and commands.

Comment

All Things Considered

New Pot Laws Could Be Good For Business

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Pro-cannabis ballot measures were approved in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C. in the midterms. Robert Siegel checks in with Chris Walsh, managing editor of Marijuana Business Media.

Comment

Marketplace

11-06-2014-Marketplace-Facebook Fundraiser

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Facebook is going to take over the top of newsfeeds and try to raise money for fighting Ebola.  We explore the potential value of Facebook as a fundraiser, and just how much an ad or promotion before so many eyes is worth. Plus, Microsoft is giving away a mobile version of Office 365 for free on Apple and Android devices. We look at why this is a strategic shift for Microsoft, and the acknowledgement that increasing users of MS products is a better way forward than charging those users for software.  

Comment

WNYC News

Senate's New Climate for Wall Street: Warmer With A Chance of Surprises

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Republican wins could give a boost to banks.

Comment

PRI's The World

What is a ruble and why is it in trouble?

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The Russian currency, the ruble, is heading downward, after the central bank in Moscow ended its efforts to prop it up. That could mean political trouble for Vladimir Putin.

Comment

Morning Edition

Congressional Republicans Consider Energy Agenda

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Republicans will control both houses of Congress, giving energy firms allies on Capitol Hill. Among the issues lawmakers may take up: the Keystone XL pipeline and lifting the ban on crude exports.

Comment

Morning Edition

Republican Sweep Highlights Climate Change Politics In Alaska

Thursday, November 06, 2014

GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska is set to head the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. It can be easier for her oil-reliant state to adapt to the changing climate rather than address its causes.

Comment

Morning Edition

In South Carolina, A Program That Makes Apprenticeships Work

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Apprenticeship programs have been in decline, but South Carolina is bucking the trend. Nearly 11,000 apprentices have been trained there since 2007 in fields ranging from manufacturing to nursing.

Comment

The Brian Lehrer Show

Comptroller as Activist Investor

Thursday, November 06, 2014

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer discusses a new corporate governance initiative to hold companies in NYC's portfolio more accountable.

Comments [11]

Money Talking

How to Stop Procrastinating and Get Back to Work

Thursday, November 06, 2014

You know you do it and you want to do something about it. Well, there is a solution for how to get busy, but it's not very "touchy feely."

Comments [7]

Freakonomics Radio

Should the U.S. Merge With Mexico?

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Corporations around the world are consolidating like never before. If it’s good enough for companies, why not countries? Welcome to Amexico!

Comments [1]

Chevron Spends Big, And Loses Big, In A City Council Race

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Tuesday's elections weren't just bad news for Democrats. Oil giant Chevron got clobbered in a city election in Richmond, Calif., that was widely seen as a referendum on the company itself.

Comment