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The Takeaway

The Film Industry is Leaving Hollywood Behind

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The city of lights is losing its glow as the film industry in Los Angeles continues to shrink. In an attempt to bring back Hollywood, newly elected Mayor Eric Garcetti has promised to hire a film czar. Sharon Waxman, founder and CEO of TheWrap.com, joins The Takeaway to talk about what’s driving the film industry out of L.A.

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Episode 479: Behind The Label

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

On today's show, three stories about what how products and people get branded and what happens when you peel back the label and try to get the full story.

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Episode 477: Waiting For Robot Nannies

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

More than half of all Japanese women quit their jobs after giving birth to their first child. That's more than double the rate in the U.S., and it's a problem for Japan's economy.

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4 Reasons Why Millions Of Americans Are Leaving The Workforce

Friday, August 02, 2013

The share of adults who are working or looking for a job is lower than it's been in decades. Here's why.

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The Takeaway

In July, Economy Added 162,000 Jobs, Unemployment Ticks Down to 7.4%

Friday, August 02, 2013

So far, 2013 has proved a strong year in terms of the economic recovery, with the economy steadily adding just around 200,000 jobs each month. Today’s much-anticipated monthly jobs report continued that streak. The economy added 162,000 jobs, and the unemployment rate ticked down to 7.4 percent. Charlie Herman, Business and Economics Editor for WNYC Radio, joins us to discuss the latest figures.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Grand Bargain, Again

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Is a new "grand bargain" in the works? Roben Farzad, contributing editor for Bloomberg Businessweek, discusses the proposal President Obama made to lower corporate tax rates in exchange for increased revenue, as part of his jobs creation efforts.

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The Takeaway

Amazon to Add 7000 Jobs

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Amazon announced it will be adding 7,000 jobs nationwide: 5,000 warehouse positions and 2,000 in customer service. We take a closer look at Amazon—the world's largest online retailer—to understand how the company's customer service policies contributed to its global success. Jeofrey Bean, author of The Customer Experience Revolution, explains.

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NYT Excerpt: Radical Accounting And The Value Of Ideas

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

There would be no time sheets, no dress code and, most radical of all, no billable hours.

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The Takeaway

A Renewed Push for Middle East Peace | GOP Divided Over Obamacare | Amazon to Add 7000 Jobs

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A Renewed Push for Middle East Peace | GOP Divided Over Obamacare | Amazon to Add 7000 Jobs | Archaeological Dig Uncovers Nation's Oldest Black Community | Taking a Trip to Saturn, at The Speed of Light | We Refugees:  Youth in a Jordanian Refugee Camp | 

How Americans Get To Work, In 2 Graphs

Monday, July 22, 2013

More than ever, Americans are getting to work by driving alone. Also: The surprising decline in the share of Americans working at home.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Profession: Librarian

Monday, July 01, 2013

Laroi Lawton, librarian and assistant professor at Bronx Community College and Queens College Graduate School of Library & Information Studies, talks about the job of librarian in the 21st century.

Librarians, how has your profession changed since you started working?  Do you have words of wisdom for library science students?  Call us at 212-433-9692.

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Transportation Nation

Amtrak's Hiring Strategy: Veterans, Lots of Them

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

WNYC

Amtrak wants a quarter of all new hires to be military veterans by 2015. The national rail network says it's not only a public service -- but also because veterans have the specialized skills is needs.

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WNYC News

Chef Shortage Has Manhattan Restaurants Starving for Cooks

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

New York has long been the place for chefs who want to make a name for themselves in the culinary world. 

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Transportation Nation

You hate my job: Giving out parking tickets

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Marketplace

During the recession and slow economic recovery, most people seem pretty happy just to have a job. Any job.

But there are some jobs in this economy -- in key parts of it, in fact -- that don't get any love. Marketplace begin's a new series, You Hate My Job with a transportation profession. 

 

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Pop Stars And The Rise Of Inequality In America, In 2 Graphs

Thursday, June 13, 2013

What ticket sales tell us about what's driving the gap between the 1 percent and everybody else.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Jobs Report - Official and Anecdotal

Friday, June 07, 2013

The U.S. added 175,000 jobs in May according to the Labor Department.  Greg David, director of the Business & Economics Reporting Program at CUNY Journalism School and contributor to Crain's New York Business and author of Modern New York: The Life and Economics of a City, discusses the new jobs numbers and we take your calls:  Have you got a new job – or lost a job this month or this year?  Give us a call at 212-433-9692.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Phone Records and Online Data Collection; NJ Senate Appointee; NYC Parks

Friday, June 07, 2013

We follow the news from Washington DC on reports that the government has been collecting online data and the National Security Agency has been collecting Verizon call information. Plus: the news from New Jersey on Governor Christie’s pick for the empty US Senate seat; New York City Parks Commissioner Veronica White on the state of the city’s parks; Todd Abramson of Maxwell’s on the closing of the legendary music venue in Hoboken; and new jobs numbers and what it means for our area.

WNYC News

Unemployment Rate Drops in NY, NJ

Thursday, May 16, 2013

More people are working in New York and New Jersey. 

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A First Job Is Like A First Date, And Other Advice For Graduation Day

Monday, May 13, 2013

We asked a bunch of economists what they would say if they were giving a commencement address this spring. Here's what they told us.

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Millions Of Americans Are Leaving The Workforce. Why?

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Earlier this year, the percentage of Americans who are working or looking for work fell to its lowest level since 1979.

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