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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

Entrepreneurship in the Middle East; Junot Díaz and the Lopate Show Book Club; the Saga of John Fahey; Please Explain

Friday, August 16, 2013

We’ll find out how entrepreneurship is shaping the Middle East. Junot Díaz joins us for this month’s Leonard Lopate Show Book Club to talk about The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. James Cullingham talks about his documentary about John Fahey, who’s been called the father of American primitive guitar, and who helped preserve the sound of the Delta blues and New Orleans jazz. And before you go for a hike this weekend, listen to this week’s Please Explain—it’s all about ticks!


Low Income New Yorkers Less Likely to Start a Business, Study Finds

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Immigrants and relatively affluent native-born New Yorkers are more likely to start a business, or work as a freelancer. That's the finding of a new study, which examines the connection between entrepreneurship and geography.




Credit Bureaus Defend Employers’ Use of Credit Checks

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Before making a hire, many employers check the credit history of job applicants, looking for late payments, bad debt, and other problems. Now, the New York City Council is considering banning these credit checks.



More Hotel Beds Than Ever, and They’re Usually Filled

Monday, September 03, 2012

The law of supply and demand states that as a sought-after good becomes more available, its price will eventually decline. Hotel beds seem to be bucking this law. This summer, more people paid more money to overnight in the city, even as hotels has added thousands of new hotel beds.