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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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Federal Reserve Stays The Course, Ends Most Recent Stimulus Program

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Fed has been buying up bonds by the trillions since the financial crisis started in 2008. Today, it affirmed that it was going ahead with plans to end its third round of stimulus.

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Book News: Young Adult And Kids' Lit Boost E-Book Revenue

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

From January to July, e-book revenue grew 7.5 percent compared with the same period last year. Also: R.L. Stine tweets a horror, and poets slip into something a bit sexier.

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Morning Edition

Behind The Scenes, Storyful Exposes Viral Hoaxes For News Outlets

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Journalists regularly turn to this social media organization to seek out and verify online material that could bolster traditional reporting.

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Morning Edition

Start World Series Games Earlier; Let Us Sleep

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Commentator Frank Deford says the Fall Classic could boost its sagging ratings by scheduling games early enough for people in the Eastern and Central Time Zones to see the end.

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Morning Edition

Can Authorities Cut Off Utilities And Pose As Repairmen To Search A Home?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

That's what federal agents did earlier this year to see if gamblers staying in Las Vegas were running a sportsbook operation. Agents lacked evidence for a warrant. Courts are considering the case.

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Marvel Studios To Diversify Its Movies

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The comic juggernaut announced Tuesday that one of its upcoming films will have a female lead, and another will be headlined by a black man.

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Firm Buys Big Bike-Share Service; Expansion And Higher Rates Seen

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Announcing the deal today, Alta said it would expand its service and raise the annual fee to $149 for its New York customers. The company also operates in other large cities.

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The Next Shirt You Buy May Say 'Made In Ethiopia.' Here's Why

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The garment industry is still seen as a good partner for jump-starting the economies of undeveloped nations. Manufacturers entering these countries say they're trying to treat workers more ethically.

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WNYC News

Cost To Treat Ebola "Significant"

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

AIDS. Sandy. Ebola. Bellevue has fought them all. But it's also contending with something else: a growing budget gap.

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WNYC News

Landmarks Commission Saves East Village Synagogue

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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Marketplace

10-28-2014-Marketplace-Twitter dive

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee is meeting today and tomorrow and many are expecting it to announce an end to the bond-buying program of the past six years. Are reports of the end of stimulus misleading? Plus, Twitter is not growing users fast enough. How can the social network make itself essential to the masses and investors?

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All Things Considered

Why Does Saudi Arabia Seem So Comfortable With Falling Oil Prices?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Normally, the "central banker of oil" would slow production to push up prices. Not so now. Some say it's a geopolitical tactic aimed at Russia and Iran; others say it's just protecting market share.

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The Takeaway

Walter Isaacson on The History of the Future

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Here, author Walter Isaacson argues that big tech breakthroughs aren’t the work of solitary geniuses, but the result of collective cultural processes.

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WNYC News

Ebola’s Threat to Business

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Insurance may not cover the costs of dealing with the disease.

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Morning Edition

Safety Regulators Turn Attention To Faulty Air Bags

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Honda reports at least two deaths related to defective inflators in air bags. The air bags, made by Japanese supplier Takata, are in Toyota and other automakers' vehicles, too.

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Morning Edition

Behold The Entrenched — And Reviled — Annual Review

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Performance review season is nearing, and if you're like most people, there's no celebrating that. Studies show that 60 to 90 percent of employees dislike the ritual. So some firms are backing away.

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All Things Considered

Soda-Makers Try To Take Fizz Out Of Bay Area Tax Campaigns

Monday, October 27, 2014

Voters will decide on a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks in Berkeley and a 2-cent-per-ounce tax in San Francisco. But the soda industry's lobbying group has spent millions blasting the measures.

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All Things Considered

Competition Brews In the World Of Mobile Payments

Monday, October 27, 2014

With much fanfare earlier this month Apple launched its mobile wallet — Apple Pay. Now CVS and Rite Aid have disabled Apple Pay from working in their stores.

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Marketplace

10-27-2014 Marketplace Ebola HR

Monday, October 27, 2014

Today we look at why people put themselves in danger in West Africa to help fight Ebola -- especially when they know they could be quarantined for 21 days when they return home. Plus, Apple’s mobile wallet, Apple Pay, was disabled from Rite Aid and CVS stores one week after its launch. What’s at stake? As the fallout continues, what will the impact of this failed deal be on Apple and the stores involved?

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CVS Pulls Apple Pay, And Many See A Fight Over Mobile Wallets

Monday, October 27, 2014

Rite Aid took the same step, leading many observers to note that the two companies are part of a group of retailers that's developing its own payment system, called CurrentC.

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