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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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The Leonard Lopate Show

Why Having Too Little Means So Much

Friday, November 07, 2014

How does living with less than we need—whether its money, time, or even friends - affect our personalities?

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Even After SpaceShipTwo Crash, Many Space Tourists Hold On To Tickets

Friday, November 07, 2014

Virgin Galactic says there have been some cancellations in the week since its experimental craft went down, killing the co-pilot. But many ticket holders say they don't plan to ask for refunds.

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Judge Approves Detroit's Plan To Exit Bankruptcy

Friday, November 07, 2014

The deal worked out by the city's emergency manager includes shedding $7 billion in debt and borrowing hundreds of millions of dollars to implement the strategy.

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17 Arrested As European, U.S. Officials Raid Online Black Markets

Friday, November 07, 2014

Among those held were the alleged operator of Silk Road 2.0. Assets seized from Darknet sites, which allowed users to anonymously buy illegal products and services, included $1 million in Bitcoins.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Taylor Swift Broke Up With Spotify. Should Everyone?

Friday, November 07, 2014

Taylor Swift broke up with Spotify - she's not releasing her new album on the streaming service and removed all her old songs. A look at whether the move has larger implications for us.

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For-Profit Colleges Sue The Federal Government Over Student Loan Rules

Friday, November 07, 2014

An industry group calls an attempt to regulate the career college industry "unlawful, arbitrary and irrational."

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The Takeaway

The Keys to Success in a Tough Economy

Friday, November 07, 2014

The overall unemployment rate dropped to 5.8 percent in October. One small business owner explains how he's had success in the face of a tough economy.

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WNYC News

U.S. Employers Add 214K Jobs

Friday, November 07, 2014

Employers have now added at least 200,000 jobs for nine straight months, the longest stretch since 1995.

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Economy Continues Adding Jobs, Unemployment Rate Dips To 5.8 Percent

Friday, November 07, 2014

The economy added 214,000 jobs in October, less than the 248,000 produced in September, but just enough to continue pushing the unemployment rate down.

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Scientist Who Invented CorningWare Glass Dies At 99

Friday, November 07, 2014

S. Donald Stookey created a synthetic ceramic glass in 1952 — the fortuitous outcome of an experiment gone wrong.

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Morning Edition

Test Flight Crash Fails To Deter Space Tourists

Friday, November 07, 2014

Last week, a commercial spaceship built by Virgin Galactic crashed during a test flight. More than 700 had signed up for flights on the craft, and many are sticking with the project — for now.

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Morning Edition

October Jobs Data Show Solid Employment Growth

Friday, November 07, 2014

The economy added 214,000 jobs in October, less than the 248,000 produced in September, but just enough to continue pushing the unemployment rate down.

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Morning Edition

Judge To Rule Friday On Detroit's Bankruptcy Exit

Friday, November 07, 2014

The judge must decide if the plan is fair to Detroit's creditors and feasible for the city to accomplish, as it seeks to shed $7 billion in debt and invest more than a billion in city services.

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Morning Edition

Future U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Will Require More Brain Than Brawn

Friday, November 07, 2014

The face of manufacturing has changed. In the future, the pool of workers is expected to be smaller. And if workers want to succeed, they'll need continuous improvement with on-the-job education.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

HBR Ideacast

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

Thursday, November 06, 2014

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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.

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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.

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