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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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Tech Week: Tim Cook's Reveal, Net Neutrality And Big Data Dishes

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Tim Cook publicly acknowledged that he's gay, the head of the Federal Communications Commission may have another net neutrality plan and IBM's supercomputer is helping chefs create new dishes.

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Five Reasons Why Your Financial Outlook Just Got Better

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Even if a big raise is not imminent for you, five factors are helping stretch today's paycheck: cheap gasoline; a strong dollar; low interest rates; fierce retail competition and a huge corn harvest.

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A 19th Century Novel Explains Quantitative Easing

Friday, October 31, 2014

This week, the Federal Reserve ended the quantitative easing program. Author John Lanchester says Anthony Trollope's 19th century novel The Way We Live Now clarifies the current financial situation.

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On The Media

Porn Monopoly

Friday, October 31, 2014

Brooke speaks to Slate writer David Auerbach, who explains how one company created a pornography monopoly.

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All Things Considered

'Frozen' Characters Holding Strong For Costume Of The Year

Friday, October 31, 2014

Audie Cornish checks in with Richard Parrott of the New York City costume chain Ricky's. He tells us whether his predictions on this year's most popular costumes were correct.

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After Mass Protests, Hungary Gives Up On Internet Tax

Friday, October 31, 2014

The government had proposed taxing Internet usage, but opponents claimed it the government was trying to impose a digital iron curtain on Hungary.

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Commercial Spaceship Crashes During Test Flight

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two was undergoing a test flight when it crashed in the California Desert. The spaceship is designed to take tourists to space.

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Marketplace

10-31-2014-Marketplace-Internet Addiction

Friday, October 31, 2014

The U.S., Europe and now Japan are pouring money into their economies to stimulate them. How can they pour in so much money without creating inflation? Plus, a new report shows that Americans pay substantially more for their internet service than people in other countries. And the quality is lower. We examine the details.

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Morning Edition

Why Deflation Is Such A Big Worry For Europe

Friday, October 31, 2014

Some of the weakest countries, such as Spain and Italy, are experiencing a broad drop in incomes and asset values. Deflation is a painful process that can be hard to reverse once it starts.

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Morning Edition

In An Online, On-Demand Age, TV Reruns Are Redefined

Friday, October 31, 2014

FX's new digital platform, Simpsons World features all 25 years of episodes from The Simpsons. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says it's also among several sites that are revitalizing the TV rerun.

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WNYC News

26.2 Miles and a Night At a Stranger’s House

Friday, October 31, 2014

Airbnb hopes sponsoring this year’s New York marathon will turn runners into loyal guests. What it won’t do: get the New York Attorney General off its back.

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Money Talking

What it Feels Like to Drive 80 MPH and Never Touch the Gas Pedal

Friday, October 31, 2014

Will Knight did just that, and says he was nervous at first, and then relaxed. But the likelihood of actually buying a self-driving car one day soon? That’s another story.

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Money Talking

The Myth of the Self-Driving Car

Friday, October 31, 2014

They’re all over the media these days. But good luck finding one on the road. Why the path to the self-driving car might be longer and bumpier than you think.

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HBR Ideacast

432: Is the Corporate Campus Dying?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

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All Things Considered

The Billionaire Who Remade Retirement Living On A Massive Scale

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Gary Morse developed a mega retirement community called The Villages. His Florida haven for retirees grew to become the largest master-planned community in the country. Morse died Wednesday at 77.

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Maker Of 'Body Cams' Used By Police Reports Spike In Sales

Thursday, October 30, 2014

What's interesting is the spike started well before the August shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

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All Things Considered

Apple CEO Tim Cook Comes Out, Writing He's 'Proud To Be Gay'

Thursday, October 30, 2014

In Bloomberg Businessweek, Tim Cook, now the most prominent business executive to come out, writes that his desire for privacy had held him back from publicly disclosing his sexual orientation.

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Marketplace

10-30-2014-Marketplace-Introducing Xiaomi

Thursday, October 30, 2014

We have seen progress in the workforce, which is increasingly diverse, but not in the c-suite. We look into the disparity between diversity in the workforce and the corner office. Plus, the world’s third largest-smartphone maker is now the Chinese consumer electronics firm Xiaomi, according to new data from IDC. The company got there by focusing on China and southeast asia. We introduce the company and its strategy.    

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New Crash Test Dummy To Gain Pounds To Reflect Fatalities Among Obese

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Obese occupants of a vehicle are up to 78 percent more likely to die in a car crash than someone of average weight, says the CEO of Humanetics, the world's largest maker of crash test dummies.

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GDP Posts Strong 3.5 Percent Growth Rate In 3rd Quarter

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The economy performed better than expected in the July-September period, after making a 4.6 percent jump in the second quarter of the year.

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