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Field of Presidential Dreams

07:22 | May 3rd

After months and months of speculation, former Vice President Joe Biden announced he’d be running for president in 2020. Already an early frontrunner, Biden joins a crowded field of potential Democratic nominees. There are now more than 20 candidates...Show More
The Marvelization of Hollywood

07:36 | Apr 26th

"Avengers: Endgame" is officially opened at movie theaters across the country. It’s the most highly-anticipated movie event of the year and is expected to set a new box office record. Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, and the whole Avengers cre...Show More
Uber Maps Out Its Future

07:34 | Apr 19th

Uber has taken its first steps to becoming a publicly traded company, following rival Lyft’s debut on the stock market last month. The initial filing from Uber reveals even more extensive details about the company's revenue, ridership and potential r...Show More
Uncovering The Secrets of the Consulting Firm McKinsey

07:37 | Apr 12th

Much of the way influential consulting firm McKinsey & Co. operates is shrouded in secrecy. But recent reporting by the New York Times has revealed some of the company’s secrets, including its involvement with controversial companies like Purdue Phar...Show More
Paying to Drive in Manhattan

07:30 | Apr 5th

New York City just became the first city in the country to implement congestion pricing. As part of the effort to ease traffic and raise money to fix public transportation, drivers entering Manhattan below 60th Street could pay between $10 and $15 pe...Show More
Google's Advertising Monopoly

07:35 | Mar 29th

Advertising has become a big business for Big Tech—and it keeps getting bigger. Google now controls a whopping 91 percent of the search advertising market. The tech giant’s monopoly means it’s almost impossible for businesses not to advertise with Go...Show More
Deal or No Deal, Time’s Running Out for Brexit

07:29 | Mar 22nd

It’s been nearly three years since a majority of people in the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. One of the arguments made by many Brexit supporters was to “take back control.” Lately, however, the opposite has been true as the proces...Show More
Extreme Makeover: Hudson Yards Edition

07:25 | Mar 15th

Hudson Yards is officially open to the public. What was once the site of warehouses, tenements, and rail yards is now home to the largest development in New York City since Rockefeller Center. From the initial idea to the opening this week, it’s take...Show More
Trump and Tariffs: Was it Worth The Fight?

07:52 | Mar 8th

It’s been about eight months since President Trump launched a trade war with China, and it looks like we might be approaching an agreement between the two nations. Trump says that trade relationship with China has been unfair to the U.S. To force a c...Show More
Tax Season Shocker

06:51 | Mar 1st

If you're depending on a tax refund this year to pay loans, make a down payment on a car or take a vacation, you might be out of luck. According to the IRS, average refunds have been lower compared last year. If the trend continues, many Americans wi...Show More
Foreign Policy, Private Profits and Nuclear Technology in Saudi Arabia

08:26 | Feb 22nd

This week, a report from the House Oversight Committee revealed that officials in the Trump administration pursued a plan to export nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia in order to build nuclear power plants. The report from House Democrats says the d...Show More
The Fight for 5G

07:59 | Feb 8th

5G is coming to a wireless network near you. But what exactly is it? And what has to happen before it completely replaces 4G?
The Future of (We)Work

07:37 | Jan 25th

WeWork has big ambitions, but does anyone really know what it is?
No Soft Landing for a 'Hard Brexit'

07:34 | Jan 18th

The battle over Brexit is getting more dire. What's holding everything up, and what are the implications?
One Man’s $100 Billion Vision for the Future

07:39 | Jan 11th

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son has a bold vision for the future. Are we ready for it?
Wall Street’s Automated Turmoil

07:22 | Jan 4th

Can automated trading be blamed for Wall Street's wild swings?
Malaysian '1MDB' Scandal And Goldman Sachs

07:39 | Dec 21st, 2018

The New York bank has been criminally charged by Malaysian prosecutors for its involvement in the disappearance of billions of dollars from an investment fund.
Monopolies, Tech, and 'The Curse of Bigness'

07:30 | Dec 14th, 2018

In his new book, technology law expert Tim Wu argues the biggest companies, like Facebook and Google, are dangerously large,  and that's bad for business and democracy.
Money and Art (But Whose Money?)

07:23 | Dec 7th, 2018

A board member at the Whitney Museum and his ties to the recent clash at the U.S.-Mexico border raise questions about the role of money, donors and funding for the arts.
Trump Talks Trade With China at G20

07:46 | Nov 30th, 2018

The president will meet with China's leader in Argentina this weekend. What will it mean for trade between the two countries?
Is New York's Deal With Amazon Worth the Money?

07:51 | Nov 16th, 2018

The city and state have made up to $3 billion in tax credits, abatements and cash grants available to the online giant.
What a Blue House Does to Trump’s Economy

07:50 | Nov 9th, 2018

Democrats will now have control over powerful committees in the House, which could challenge the Trump administration's approach to banking, spending and trade.
Wall Street's October Surprise

07:51 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Will a month of turbulent markets and huge losses affect voters ahead of the midterm elections?
Alternative to the Almighty Dollar?

08:26 | Oct 26th, 2018

The American dollar has ruled the global economy as the top currency for decades. Could a change be coming?
Tangled Relations: Saudi Arabia, Trump and U.S. Businesses

07:44 | Oct 19th, 2018

After the disappearance of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi, U.S. ties to Saudi Arabia have come under increased scrutiny, including those of the President.
Cities Want Amazon. But Is HQ2 a Good Deal?

07:45 | Oct 12th, 2018

The Seattle-based company has said it will decide on its second North American headquarters by year's end.
The Cost of the Office? Trump's Billion-Dollar Loss

07:42 | Oct 5th, 2018

A new investigation by Forbes magazine finds the president's net worth has dropped significantly since he took office.
Modernizing the Music Business for the Streaming Era

07:24 | Sep 28th, 2018

In a rare bipartisan move, the House and Senate unanimously pass the Music Modernization Act which will update copyright rules and create a new licensing system.
The Case for ‘Medicare for All’

07:43 | Sep 21st, 2018

This election season, more Democrats are backing a single-payer health care bill. But how realistic is the plan?
The Financial Crisis and the Boom in U.S. Oil Production

07:40 | Sep 14th, 2018

Ten years after the start of the Great Recession, a new book looks at how American fracking is changing the global economy.
Congress Considers Reining in Big Tech

07:33 | Sep 7th, 2018

Facebook and Twitter executives testify on Capitol Hill as lawmakers consider ways to regulate the companies. What, exactly, might they do?
'Taking Tesla Private' Creates Public Mess

07:29 | Aug 31st, 2018

C.E.O. Elon Musk may face serious consequences for a single tweet that sent investors and reporters scrambling.
Can a Bull Market Beat a Blue Wave?

07:31 | Aug 24th, 2018

Ahead of the midterm election, Republicans are hoping a strong economy will help them keep control of Congress. But will it be enough in November?
The Crisis Before the Financial Crisis

08:30 | Aug 17th, 2018

Ten years before the 2008 financial crisis, there was another one: Long-Term Capital Management. The lessons not learned and why it matters today (hint, it involves Russia).
Where are All the Female CEOs?

07:43 | Aug 10th, 2018

Women and men enter the workforce in equal numbers, but only less than five percent of the top 500 companies in the U.S. are led by women.
The Big Business of Cannabis

07:44 | Aug 3rd, 2018

Legal marijuana is already bringing in huge revenues, but hurdles exist as it's still illegal at the federal level. How the industry operates and who’s cashing in.
The Regulatory Rollback Carmakers Thought They Wanted

07:46 | Jul 27th, 2018

The Trump administration is expected to announce a dramatic rollback of fuel economy standards for vehicles. What does it mean for carbon emissions, and why are automakers anxious?
Can The Fed Stop a Trade War?

07:45 | Jul 20th, 2018

Jerome Powell has only been serving as Chairman of the Federal Reserve since February, but he's already having to contend with some unusual circumstances. This week, he appeared before Congress to speak about the state of the economy. Lawmakers want...Show More
Deciding the Future of Healthcare

07:46 | Jul 13th, 2018

This week Trump announced his nominee for Supreme Court and people are scrambling to figure out where he stands on the most important issues. One of those is healthcare. On this episode of Money Talking, the ever-changing future for the Affordable Ca...Show More
A Sign of Future Recession

07:42 | Jul 6th, 2018

The status of the "yield curve" — a historically accurate predictor of upcoming recession — is starting to worry Wall Street. What is it? We get answers.
Trump, Trade and Tariffs

07:46 | Jun 29th, 2018

Amid the often confusing news about economic policies and trade, we break down how it's affecting prices, companies and American workers.
The Conflicts of Wilbur Ross

07:17 | Jun 22nd, 2018

The Commerce Secretary is at the center of the Trump administration’s talks on trade and tariffs. A new report reveals ties between foreign businesses and his personal fortune.
As Regulators Crack Down, Funds Roll in for Electric Scooters

07:43 | Jun 15th, 2018

App-controlled, dockless scooters have swept the West Coast and raked in millions of dollars from investors. Where do they go next?
Game Over: The Collapse of Toys ‘R’ Us

07:49 | Jun 8th, 2018

At one time, the retail giant used to rule the toy market. Now, it's bankrupt, liquidating stores and laying off workers. What happened?
Behind the 'Bad Blood' at Theranos

07:55 | Jun 1st, 2018

A new book details how the Silicon Valley blood-testing company Theranos and its charismatic founder Elizabeth Holmes had an irresistible pitch, but no technology to back it up.
How Trump's Economic Policies Are Playing Out

08:30 | May 25th, 2018

From small farms to car factories, the president's economic policies are having an effect. How will they influence voters during the primary season?
Bet on It: Sports World Gears Up for Gambling

07:29 | May 18th, 2018

Following the Supreme Court's decision to strike down a federal ban on betting, how will the business of sports change — and expand?
The 'King of Debt' Bought in All Cash. Why?

07:38 | May 11th, 2018

Donald Trump once boasted he makes deals with other people's money. But a new report shows his company made a slew of all-cash deals in the run-up to the presidential election.
Buyer Beware: Life After the Fiduciary Rule

07:38 | May 4th, 2018

The Trump administration is allowing an investor protection rule from the Obama era to lapse. What's next?
Getting Uber Back on Track

07:30 | Apr 27th, 2018

Can new C.E.O Dara Khosrowshahi correct the course of the embattled ride-share company?
#MeToo and Wall Street’s ‘Black Hole’

07:31 | Apr 20th, 2018

An investigation into sexual harassment cases handled by the body that oversees workplace misconduct of securities brokers found a troubling track record.
Are ‘Rocket Billionaires’ the New NASA?

07:45 | Apr 13th, 2018

Elon Musk's SpaceX launched his red Tesla Roadster into space. But it was more than just a stunt. The big deal about the "new space race."
Sinclair Seeks to Expand as ‘False News’ Script Raises Eyebrows

07:46 | Apr 6th, 2018

It owns nearly 200 local television stations and wants to buy even more. That could get complicated after the company mandated local anchors read a statement against "fake news."
Will It Get Worse For Big Tech?

07:53 | Mar 30th, 2018

The 'FAANGs" — Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google — have been investor darlings for years. But amid bad news, the sector has been taking a dive. Are new regulations next?
‘The Low Road’ of America’s Free Market Capitalism

07:48 | Mar 23rd, 2018

A new play at the Public Theater explores Adam Smith's "invisible hand" and the dark side of laissez-faire capitalism. Trust us, it's a comedy! An interview with the play's author, Bruce Norris.
Trump DOJ Gears Up to Fight AT&T and Time Warner Merger

07:45 | Mar 16th, 2018

The Department of Justice under President Trump is fighting the $85 billion deal with a lawsuit citing threats to competition and higher prices. The trial is set to begin next week.
Spotify to Go Public on Its Own Terms

07:40 | Mar 2nd, 2018

The company is growing and signing up more listeners, but Spotify is still losing money. Now, it's planning to go public. What does it mean for artists, the industry and listeners?
Should CEOs Weigh in on the Gun Debate?

07:40 | Feb 23rd, 2018

In some instances, corporate executives feel compelled to get involved in hot-button political issues. Could gun control be next?
Reversing Course on Consumer Protection Agency

07:25 | Feb 16th, 2018

Big changes are coming to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, under interim head Mick Mulvaney. He once called the agency a "sick, sad" joke.
The Many Questions of ‘Trump Inc.’

25:31 | Feb 9th, 2018

Where is the line between the Trump White House and the Trump presidency?
‘Hedge Fund King’ Steven Cohen Gets Back to Business

07:31 | Feb 2nd, 2018

With an insider trading scandal behind him, Steven Cohen is looking to return to the hedge fund world and work with clients again. What does his return say about Wall Street today?
Trump on Trade: Go Global, or Go it Alone?

07:40 | Jan 26th, 2018

President Trump's appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland will set the tone for an important year in global trade decisions for the U.S.
New Tax Plan: It's Good to Be a Banker

0:00 | Jan 19th, 2018

This year, some banks expect to pay an effective tax rate of less than 20 percent under the recently passed Republican tax plan, down from 35 percent.
Facing a Federal Government Shutdown. Again.

07:27 | Jan 12th, 2018

With partisanship running high in Congress, will lawmakers pass a final budget before short-term funding expires on January 19? Or will they punt the issue to a later date?
What You Should Know About Bitcoin and Other Digital Currencies

07:37 | Jan 5th, 2018

They're setting record prices and getting a lot of scrutiny. So is now the time you should start paying more attention? New York Times digital currency writer Nathanial Popper explains.
Months Later, Puerto Rico Still Struggling

07:34 | Dec 22nd, 2017

The Republican tax bill could make the recovery on the island even more challenging.
Congress on Track to Pass GOP Tax Bill

07:46 | Dec 15th, 2017

House and Senate Republicans have reached a deal on a major tax bill, and are expecting a final vote next week. What's at stake for taxpayers?
The Influence of Affluence

08:22 | Dec 8th, 2017

After the 2008 recession, income inequality has only grown along with the obsession for money and status. "Generation Wealth" by Lauren Greenfield examines what it says our society.
Changing the Culture at Work to Prevent Sexual Harassment

07:55 | Dec 1st, 2017

As more men are getting accused of sexual harassment, companies are scrambling to find effective prevention strategies.
Wall Street and the Republican Tax Plan

07:41 | Nov 17th, 2017

The House passed the Republican tax reform bill and now it's up to the Senate to vote on its version. One industry that stands to benefit from both versions of tax reform: Wall Street.
The Power of 'Big Tech'

07:43 | Nov 10th, 2017

Tech companies are under attack for their role in Russian political interference in the 2016 election. But it's bigger than that. Do these companies need more oversight?
When Debt Became King

07:34 | Nov 3rd, 2017

In his play, "Junk," Pulitzer Prize-winner Ayad Ahktar shows how influential the decisions made on Wall Street in the 1980s have been on modern finance.
The Sackler Family, Its Wealth and Opioids

07:42 | Oct 27th, 2017

The Sacklers are one of the richest families in America. A significant part of that wealth comes from the family business, Purdue Pharma, maker of the painkiller, OxyContin.
Stock Market Crashes Happen. It’s Your Response That Matters

07:44 | Oct 20th, 2017

Thirty years ago, the Dow Jones fell more than 22%, the worst one-day percentage drop in history. What lessons can we learn about investing today?
Lessons Learned (and Forgotten) After the 1987 Stock Market Crash

07:57 | Oct 19th, 2017

Today is the 30th anniversary of "Black Monday," the worst percentage drop in the history of the Dow Jones. What the response says about today’s financial system.
When Good Ideas Go Bad on Wall Street

06:46 | Oct 18th, 2017

This week marks the 30th anniversary of "Black Monday," one of the worst days in Wall Street history. What caused the crash and could it happen again?
Remembering Black Monday, a Day of “Utter Devastation” on Wall Street

07:46 | Oct 17th, 2017

This week marks the 30th anniversary of "Black Monday," one of the worst days in Wall Street history. What was it like on October 19, 1987, and what does it tell us about today?
Alexa, What City Will Be Home to Amazon’s Second HQ?

07:40 | Oct 13th, 2017

Business leaders and government officials are tripping over themselves trying to convince Amazon to locate their newest headquarters in their cities.
Taking Trump Seriously, Not Literally on Puerto Rico

07:21 | Oct 6th, 2017

Hurricane Maria left Puerto Ricans without water, power and food. But even before the storm, residents were struggling with more than $70 billion in debt. How will the recovery proceed?
Worst Kept Secret in College Basketball?

07:43 | Sep 29th, 2017

This week, federal prosecutors hit the world of college basketball with allegations of bribery, corruption and fraud. Is this just the tip of the iceberg?
Hey Facebook, You've Got Some Explaining to Do

07:38 | Sep 22nd, 2017

Facebook is under fire for selling ads to entities connected to Russia. It's not the only issue confronting the company. How will users, politicians and Mark Zuckerberg react?
It Is a Far, Far Better Economy

07:15 | Sep 15th, 2017

Mayor Bill de Blasio came to office pledging to fight the "Tale of Two Cities" inequality of New York City. Over the past four years, the economy is doing better. Can he take credit?
Eight Months In, What Trump Has Been (Un)Doing

07:38 | Sep 8th, 2017

The President has been criticized by some for not fulfilling his agenda, but he has been busy, at least when it comes to reversing the actions of previous presidents.
Goodbye Diners, Hello Avocado Bars

07:37 | Sep 1st, 2017

Every time a restaurant closes, another one opens. Or so it might seem. So, is the industry thriving or struggling?
On to the Next One. Trump’s New Focus: Tax Reform

07:34 | Aug 25th, 2017

Since the spring, the Trump administration has made big promises to reform the tax code. As some of the proposals are disclosed, who will benefit and how will it be paid for?
Big Business Walks Away from the President — Sort of

07:27 | Aug 18th, 2017

President Trump has disbanded his CEO advisory councils, but many former execs are still part of an administration that's been mostly friendly to big business.
Student Debt: Paralyzing Lives One Student at a Time

07:32 | Aug 11th, 2017

More college students are taking on more debt, and paying it all off will impact their lives, and the U.S. economy, for years to come. What are the solutions?
What's Next for Trump and Congress

07:32 | Aug 4th, 2017

After the failure by Republicans to replace or repeal Obamacare, they're moving quickly to score a political win, and they're focusing on overhauling the nation's tax code by November. There's a lot do in a little amount of time, and even Trump's leg...Show More
Follow the (Russian) Money

07:40 | Jul 28th, 2017

How details about the investigations into Russia’s interference in the U.S. presidential election suggest financial motives as well as political ones.
Ivanka Trump: Made in Asia

07:38 | Jul 21st, 2017

President Trump is looking to make good on his “America First” pledge by launching “Made in America” week. The plan is to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. But what do his family's business practices say about what it would take to do that?
Martin ‘Pharma Bro’ Shkreli on Trial

07:46 | Jul 14th, 2017

Martin Shkreli is often described as the “most hated man in America” for raising the price of a lifesaving drug by 5,000%. Now, he’s on trial for securities fraud. WNYC’s Money Talking looks at Shkreli’s case and what it says about the prosecution of...Show More
Trump Tariffs and Trade Wars

07:15 | Jul 7th, 2017

As President Trump sits down with global leaders this week, he’s also reportedly considering slapping a tariff on steel imported into the US. Could this spark a global trade war?
For Now, Obamacare Is Here to Stay

07:41 | Jun 30th, 2017

Republicans are united in their opposition to Obamacare, yet they're finding it difficult to repeal and replace the law. So what happens if Obamacare is here to stay?
The Bumpy Road Ahead for Uber

07:42 | Jun 23rd, 2017

Travis Kalanick’s resignation this week as CEO of Uber marks the end of one tumultuous ride for the company. What's next for the app that dreamed of changing the face of transportation?
Rolling Back Bank Regulations

07:40 | Jun 16th, 2017

The Trump administration is proposing to revise and change financial regulations put in place after the Great Recession. House Republicans want to go even further.
Trump's Plan to Pay for Roads and Highways

07:28 | Jun 9th, 2017

While FBI Director James Comey led the headlines this week, President Donald Trump spent his time promoting his infrastructure plan and how he'll pay for it with private investments.
The Financier, the Son-in-Law, and the Saudis

07:43 | Jun 2nd, 2017

Last month, the Trump administration secured a $110 million dollar agreement to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia. Around the same time, the CEO of Blackstone, Stephen Schwarzman secured a $20 billion investment from that country for his company’s new U.S...Show More
The President, His Business Partner, and the Fundraiser

08:35 | May 26th, 2017

What you find when you dig into the world of Donald Trump and Jared Kushner’s businesses, pension funds, and big-time political fundraisers.
Upfront About the Future of Network TV

07:37 | May 19th, 2017

This week, executives from major TV networks are in New York to promote their shows to advertisers and the media. Its known as the "upfronts." Advertisers are expected to shell out billions, even as network TV ratings are falling. What's the future o...Show More
The Decline of J. Crew, and Branded Fashion

07:33 | May 12th, 2017

Like many retailers, J. Crew is fighting a mighty foe — the Internet.
Is France Heading for a Frexit?

07:36 | May 5th, 2017

French citizens will chose between independent centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen.
Trump Unveils Plan to Cut Taxes, Who Will Benefit?

07:38 | Apr 28th, 2017

Many presidents before him have tried — and failed — to enact tax reform. For his plan to succeed, there's going to be negotiations.
Reviewing Trump's First 100 Days in Office

07:38 | Apr 21st, 2017

Sure, it's an arbitrary number, but it's become a way to assess a new President's early successes, failures and leadership style. So, like Mayor Koch used to say, "How am I doin'?"
When Shopping Malls Become Ghost Towns

07:26 | Apr 14th, 2017

What happens when giants like Macy’s, Sears and J.C. Penney close hundreds of shops, leaving empty shopping malls throughout the country.
Student Debt: Can't Live with It, Can't Go to School Without It

07:46 | Apr 7th, 2017

With the deadline for high school seniors to pick a college approaching, students — and their parents — are considering how to pay for the financial burden of higher education.
Obamacare Is Here to Stay — Now What?

07:42 | Mar 31st, 2017

While the attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare failed, legislators could still make it hard for the healthcare law to survive. What will that mean for the insured?
A Skyscraper, a Chinese Company and the Kushners

07:45 | Mar 24th, 2017

Before becoming an advisor to President Trump, his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, made a name for himself in Manhattan real estate by purchasing a $1.8 billion skyscraper on Fifth Avenue. Now a Chinese company with possible connections to the Chinese gov...Show More
When in Doubt, Attack the Numbers

07:44 | Mar 17th, 2017

The President and his supporters have been dismissing government statistics they disagree with, opening the doors for future attacks on independent agencies and their numbers.
Rising Stocks and the Trump Effect

07:50 | Mar 10th, 2017

Wall Street seems unfazed by the issues that have surfaced in the Trump administration — but even as stocks reach record highs, should Americans brace for a drop?
Hating on Uber

07:41 | Mar 3rd, 2017

From claims of sexual harassment to allegations it stole self-driving technology, the company and its CEO are having a tough couple of months.
The Murky Future of Financial Regulations and Consumer Protections

08:32 | Feb 24th, 2017

Many Republicans spent years fighting financial regulations put in place after the 2008 recession. Now that President Trump is in charge, they’re trying to roll back many of the rules.
Trump Tax Cuts on the Horizon

07:46 | Feb 17th, 2017

With a repeal of Obamacare slowing down and a trillion dollar infrastructure plan up in the air, tax reform might the promise Donald Trump can make good on this year.
The Future of Net Neutrality

07:36 | Feb 10th, 2017

There's a new boss at the FCC who might be taking a "less is more" approach to regulating telecoms. And that has many consumer advocates worried.
Should CEOs Play Politics Too?

07:36 | Feb 3rd, 2017

Two weeks into the Trump presidency and U.S. business leaders are already coming under fire for criticizing — and for staying silent —about the new administration's proposals. But, should they chime in?
While Trump Takes on Trade, Automation Goes Ignored

07:39 | Jan 27th, 2017

The president is promising to help American workers by taking aim at international trade agreements — but rising technology may be a bigger threat.
What to Expect From Trump’s Economic Team

08:37 | Jan 20th, 2017

With confirmation hearings nearing an end, a look at what they revealed about the men Donald Trump has picked to run the country’s finances.
The Economy Obama Leaves Behind

07:45 | Jan 13th, 2017

A look at the economic successes and failures of the Obama Administration, eights years after inheriting one of the country's worst recessions.
Bumpy Road Ahead for Trump and the Federal Reserve

07:37 | Jan 6th, 2017

The bank says there's "considerable uncertainty" figuring out how Trump's economic agenda will affect the economy. Is it headed for a possible collision with the new President?
The Year That Challenged Elites

07:46 | Dec 23rd, 2016

From Brexit to the soaring stock market, to the growing pains of Obamacare — here's a look at the some of the biggest business and economic trends of 2016, and what’s in store for 2017.
The State of American Jobs in the Age of Amazon

07:40 | Dec 9th, 2016

The e-commerce giant unveiled plans for a self-service, brick and mortar grocery store, disrupting the retail world once again.
Whose Interests Will Trump’s Administration Represent?

07:40 | Dec 2nd, 2016

Whether it's reports that the Secret Service might rent office space from Trump Towers in Manhattan, or Donald Trump suing Washington, D.C. to lower taxes on his new hotel, the president-elect has a great deal of business conflicts to resolve before ...Show More
Wall Street Swipes Right for Donald Trump

07:50 | Nov 18th, 2016

During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump attacked Wall Street and in turn, Wall Street gave him little support. But now, bankers and financiers are warming up to the president-elect.
The First One Hundred Days of 'Trumponomics'

07:37 | Nov 11th, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump is calling for swift action to enact his plans for growth. Since Congress is also controlled by Republicans, it could signal a busy start to 2017. Ending regulations put in place by the Obama administration; reforming the...Show More
What Airbnb Could Learn from Uber

07:54 | Nov 4th, 2016

Airbnb continues to butt heads with legislators in New York and is facing new restrictions. But Uber, which was also met with hostility at first, seems to be thriving.
Obamacare in Trouble…Again

07:30 | Oct 28th, 2016

If you go by the latest headlines, it seems like the future of the Affordable Care Act could be in jeopardy. Are things that bad?
Talking Politics At Work

12:12 | Oct 27th, 2016

It might be impossible to get through this seemingly eternal election cycle without bringing up politics at work. But is it really a good idea? Should you? And what do you do if you find out you disagree with your coworkers? Navigating this year's pr...Show More
What Clinton's Leaked Wall Street Speeches Reveal

07:31 | Oct 21st, 2016

A look at what Clinton may have said to bankers and financiers behind closed doors.
What Exactly is in Clinton and Trump's Tax Plans?

07:37 | Oct 14th, 2016

Because specifics can be hard to come by during debates or on the campaign trail, a closer look at what each candidate is proposing and how it could affect you.
Sssh! They’re Listening: The Fight to Be Your Digital Assistant

07:40 | Oct 7th, 2016

Amazon's got Echo. Apple has Siri. Microsoft calls it Cortana. And Google has Assistant. They're all fighting to be a part of your life, on your phone and in your home.
The Trials and Tribulations of Wells Fargo

07:37 | Sep 30th, 2016

The bank's CEO faced a second round of criticism on Capitol Hill, trying to explain why thousands of his former employees were accused of illegal banking practices.
The Fight to Regulate Airbnb

07:37 | Sep 23rd, 2016

Legislators across the country are trying to regulate companies like Airbnb, but a law passed 20 years ago is making it tough.
How to Be a 'Superboss' (or Hire Like One)

15:24 | Sep 22nd, 2016

The qualities of exceptional workplace leaders. Do you have them? How can you get them?
Wells Fargo, Banking Culture and What Could Be Next

07:31 | Sep 16th, 2016

Another bank in the headlines, paying millions of dollars in fines to settle charges of illegal banking practices.
Where Lower Manhattan Stands, 15 Years Later

07:35 | Sep 9th, 2016

Skyscrapers tower once again over Lower Manhattan and the neighborhood is thriving. Getting there, however, wasn't easy.
How to Pitch Your Great Idea

11:20 | Sep 8th, 2016

Once you've finally come up with that brilliant idea, here's a way to get people excited about it.
State of the Union: Where Labor Goes from Here

07:36 | Sep 2nd, 2016

Union membership has been dwindling for decades, putting the future of organized labor into question and affecting the country's labor-force as a whole.
EpiPen Under Fire for High Price

07:36 | Aug 26th, 2016

Wait? Why does this drug cost so much? The pharmaceutical company Mylan struggles to explain why the price of its anti-allergy shot has gone up hundreds of dollars in less than a decade.
Obamacare Faces New Hurdles

07:36 | Aug 19th, 2016

Health insurers like Aetna are pulling out of a large number of health care exchanges because they can't front the losses, casting doubts about the future of the Affordable Care Act.
Why to Hire 'Emotionally Intelligent' People

09:08 | Aug 18th, 2016

People who can manage their emotions and read those of others might prove to be better employees than people with impressive résumés.
The End of the Summer Job

07:33 | Aug 12th, 2016

One teenager in three is working a summer gig. That means the portion of teens with jobs has dropped by half since the 80’s.
Why Americans Let Paid Vacation Days Go to Waste

08:31 | Aug 5th, 2016

While you sit daydreaming about your next vacation, consider this: more than half the country’s workers don’t use all their paid time off.
How to Find out If You're a Toxic Coworker

14:03 | Aug 4th, 2016

Signs you might be making everyone at work miserable.
Is Hillary Clinton Wall Street's Candidate?

07:33 | Jul 29th, 2016

Hillary Clinton made history Tuesday when she officially became the country’s first woman nominee for president for a major party. But she's going to have to fight to win the hearts (or at least votes) of Bernie Sanders supporters and defeat Republic...Show More
GOP and the Democrats Agree: Break Up the Big Banks

07:19 | Jul 22nd, 2016

Are Republicans and Democrats in agreement to bring back the Depression-era banking regulation?
What Donald Trump Can Learn About Negotiations

12:32 | Jul 21st, 2016

Learn the traits that make a good, and bad, negotiator — and how they can be applied from the workplace to the presidency.
Businesses Shy Away from Presidential Conventions

07:40 | Jul 15th, 2016

Why business CEOs and Wall Street executives are keeping their checkbooks closed and staying home instead of going to the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.
A Guaranteed Basic Income for All

07:21 | Jul 8th, 2016

While unemployment and stagnant wages continue to stir discontent and worry about the economy, an unconventional solution is being talked about: a universal basic income, no strings attached.
Saying 'You're Fired' The Right Way

11:01 | Jul 7th, 2016

A step-by-step guide for doing something that can be difficult for everyone involved.
What Brexit Means for the U.S.

07:39 | Jul 1st, 2016

A week after the United Kingdom broke ties with the EU, there's debate whether it will affect the U.S. economy and if it's a sign of things to come in the 2016 election.
The Mystery of America's Vanishing Working-Age Men

07:35 | Jun 24th, 2016

Men between the ages of 25 and 54 are slowly vanishing from the country's workforce and it’s been happening for decades. Why? And what can be done?
At Work: Your Job Shouldn't Be Isolating

10:19 | Jun 23rd, 2016

In a quantified world, the unquantifiable still counts. "I’m not against data," says Tim Leberecht, a marketing and brand consultant at Leberecht & Partners and author of "The Business Romantic" which makes the case for the economic value of things t...Show More
Uncovering What Could Be in Donald Trump's Tax Returns

07:39 | Jun 17th, 2016

As of Friday morning, Donald Trump has still not released his tax returns.
Keeping Artists in New York City

18:09 | Jun 10th, 2016

A city faced with growing wealth inequality risks losing the people who've helped define it as a vibrant cultural capital.
At Work: What to Do When Your Employee Asks for a Raise

09:48 | Jun 9th, 2016

The next time an employee asks for a raise, don't panic. Have a plan.
The Gender Pay Gap: It's Still a Thing

07:34 | Jun 3rd, 2016

It’s 2016 and many working women are still making less money than their male counterparts — in both lower-paying jobs and white collar positions.
Getting Away With Insider Trading

07:34 | May 27th, 2016

Nowadays, when it comes to making money based on insider tips, what's legal and what isn't may not be what you think.
At Work: Start Talking About Race at Work

14:38 | May 26th, 2016

Race, religion and politics: the trifecta of workplace topic taboos. We're here to tell you, it's time to start talking about race. Here's some advice on how.
LendingClub and the Future of Online Lending

07:40 | May 20th, 2016

The online lender that promised to disrupt banking stumbles, casting doubt on the entire industry.
The Productivity Conundrum

07:35 | May 13th, 2016

Figuring out why the economy is still sluggish despite rising wages and low unemployment.
At Work: 5 Questions You Shouldn't Ask

12:27 | May 12th, 2016

A bad question can can come off as confrontational and kill your co-workers' motivation. So, how you do ask smarter ones? We tell you where to start.
Obama's Corporate Merger Crackdown

07:40 | May 6th, 2016

Big, multinational companies looking to get even bigger have been stymied by the Obama administration. Government regulators have blocked corporate giants like Comcast, Pfizer or Halliburton from merging with smaller companies in a time when buying u...Show More
Millennials, We Hardly Know You

07:41 | Apr 29th, 2016

What you think you know about Millennials, might be wrong. The truth about those (annoying?) 29-year-olds, and how they are affecting the economy.
At Work: Get Credit for Your Ideas (Instead of Fuming at Your Desk)

10:55 | Apr 28th, 2016

People take credit for all sort of things they didn’t do. Sometimes it’s intentional; sometimes it's not. Either way, it’s really annoying. What do you do when it happens to you?
Theranos Tested

07:37 | Apr 22nd, 2016

The billion-dollar, blood testing company is under federal investigation.
The New York Primary: Where Politicians and Wall Street Collide

07:38 | Apr 15th, 2016

Usually at this point in the presidential nominating process, the two parties have more less settled on their candidates. But this is the election of 2016, and the usual rules do not apply. This year New York matters. One of the hot topics in this el...Show More
At Work: How to Give a Work Reference (and When Not To)

11:41 | Apr 14th, 2016

It might be trickier than you think. Here are some steps you should take before saying “yes" to someone asking you to be a reference for a job.
The Economy in 2016, Illuminated

07:33 | Apr 8th, 2016

The Takeaway's John Hockenberry joins host Charlie Herman to digest a week's worth of conversations about the global economy.
What About My Points? Marriott Poised to Buy Starwood

04:04 | Apr 1st, 2016

Now that the Chinese insurance company, Anbang, walked away from its top bid for the hotel chain, Marriott has the highest (and only) offer. If its $13.6 billion proposal is accepted, the company's then 30 brands and 1 million plus rooms would make u...Show More
At Work: Knocking Out the Office Bully

14:52 | Mar 31st, 2016

Understanding the office bully's motivations and the context of their actions, will help give you insight into how best to respond.
Cuba: The Race Is On

07:39 | Mar 25th, 2016

President Obama traveled to Cuba this week, the first visit by a U.S. President since 1928. And he wasn't alone: CEOs from U.S. companies like Marriott, PayPal and Airbnb joined him. What did his trip accomplish?
Rise and Fall of Valeant

08:36 | Mar 18th, 2016

The pharmaceutical company Valeant has gone from Wall Street darling to total turmoil. What exactly did the company do to get in so much trouble? And how does it affect what you pay for your prescriptions?
At Work: Why Brainstorming Rarely Works

11:53 | Mar 17th, 2016

Contrary to popular belief, brainstorming sessions are not effective. But there are ways to make to create inventive and fresh ideas as a group.
Trump, Sanders Criticize Free Trade and Voters Agree

07:33 | Mar 11th, 2016

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are tapping into voter angst about getting the short end of the stick when it comes jobs and wages in global free trade deals. Are they right? And what would happen if the U.S. reversed course and stopped embracing glo...Show More
Populism, It's Not Just American Anymore

07:36 | Mar 4th, 2016

"People are very angry, people are very concerned about the direction of the economy, very confused about the direction of the economy,"  said Adrian Wooldridge with The Economist on Bloomberg Surveillance. But if you think he's discussing the state ...Show More
At Work: Co-Workers Drive You Crazy? It Might Be You

10:35 | Mar 3rd, 2016

Managing your least favorite person in the office can feel like torture.  Consequently, you push that person out of meetings, turn down their ideas, and exclude them from brainstorming sessions all for the better of the company (and maybe your sanity...Show More
Kicking the Tires at Yahoo

07:43 | Feb 26th, 2016

It's losing money, laying off staff and now Yahoo is exploring "strategic alternatives." Is this the end of the line for CEO Marissa Mayer's plans to turn Yahoo around?
Taking Care of Business, Without Justice Scalia on the Bench

07:43 | Feb 19th, 2016

On Saturday, news broke that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died. In his absence, the Court will still have to rule on several cases this year that directly impact U.S. business.
At Work: The Art of Meeting

11:46 | Feb 18th, 2016

We tend to have a love/hate relationship with meetings. As employees, colleagues, and supervisors, we can't help ourselves when it comes to scheduling copious amounts of meetings. But once we're all in a room together, we hate having our time wasted,...Show More
Bad Week on Wall Street: Stocks, Oil, And New Hampshire

07:38 | Feb 12th, 2016

Candidates like Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are gaining traction in the presidential election without the help of Wall Street. Is that worrying the Masters of the Universe?
The Clash of Two Tech Titans

07:41 | Feb 5th, 2016

For a short time, Google's parent company Alphabet surpassed Apple as the most valuable company in the world.
At Work: To Thine Own Self, Don't Always Be True

23:16 | Feb 4th, 2016

Many of us have been told that "being true to ourselves" is a key to success. But in the workplace, being "authentic" might actually wreak havoc. "The more one looks at the notion of authenticity, the more one realizes, or the more I realize, it's a ...Show More
The Economics Behind Bundy's Militia

07:38 | Jan 29th, 2016

In early January, an armed group took over the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Burns, Oregon, in protest of the federal government's control of the land.  The standoff, led by brothers Ammon and Ryan Bundy, came to a head this...Show More
Paying the Ultimate Price for Online Tickets

07:35 | Jan 22nd, 2016

Recently, it seems like you have more chances of winning the Powerball jackpot than getting tickets to see Adele or Hamilton.  When Adele's pre-sale tickets went on sale in December of last year, so many fans were locked out of the 56-date tour that ...Show More
At Work: Keeping Your Cool at Work

08:28 | Jan 21st, 2016

Work can be full of things that just set you off. In fact, the office itself might even be the trigger. And once that trigger is pulled, your response could turn into raised voices or in your wildest dreams (or nightmares) thrown phones and flying ch...Show More
The Oil Price Plunge And You

07:43 | Jan 15th, 2016

Oil prices have dramatically dropped to levels not seen since 2004. This week, the price of a barrel of oil traded below $30, down more than 60 percent from the recent highs in June 2014. For consumers, that's translated into a little money in their ...Show More
Running Out of Cash in Puerto Rico

07:45 | Jan 8th, 2016

Puerto Rico is in serious financial trouble. The government is struggling with $72 billion dollars in debt and it’s running out of cash. How the search for a solution to the island’s debt crisis could have ripple effects on the mainland.
At Work: When Your Boss Isn't So Bright

06:35 | Jan 7th, 2016

There are a lot of bad bosses out there. "As I like to say, there are different flavors of bad bosses," adds Amy Gallo, an editor at the Harvard Business Review. When the flavor is "dumber than you," it's hard to know how to proceed. You don't want t...Show More
The Year Money Wouldn't Sit Still

07:43 | Dec 18th, 2015

It's been nearly eight years since the financial crisis, and interest rates have sat stagnant for just as long. Now, the Federal Reserve is ringing in the New Year early with some long-awaited news: a quarter-point raise in interest rates. This sligh...Show More
At Work: Take Back The Night

09:09 | Dec 17th, 2015

"Crazy times" at work are to be expected — busy periods when you're expected to work after hours to stay on top of things are par for the course in a demanding, fast-paced career. But if you're sending emails well into the night at all times of the y...Show More
How ISIS Makes Money

07:50 | Dec 11th, 2015

The Islamic State makes no secret of its advertisement efforts to recruit new members. Less well-known is how ISIS finances itself from within the territories it occupies. Money Talking host Charlie Herman talks with two reporters who've investigated...Show More
What a Climate Plan Could Mean for Wall Street

07:40 | Dec 4th, 2015

This week and next, representatives from nearly 200 countries are gathered in Paris to try to write a plan to tackle climate change. It's a daunting task: a final proposal will unanimous support to move forward. Wall Street, investors and businesses ...Show More
At Work: How to Succeed (as/with) a Kid Boss

11:14 | Dec 3rd, 2015

The dynamics of authority in an office — figuring out how to be a boss or dealing with your own boss — are tricky enough without throwing age into the mix. How does it feel to have a manager who's younger than you are? Or to manage someone who's olde...Show More
The Perks Of Cell Phone Hell

07:51 | Nov 27th, 2015

If you've stepped into a mobile phone store recently, you know the cell phone market is not exactly dummy-proof right now. Carriers have created a series of charts and graphs to explain a newly complicated web of options for cell phone users. On its ...Show More
The Price of The Paris Terror

07:46 | Nov 20th, 2015

After the attacks in Paris last week, leaders on both sides of the Atlantic are under pressure to prevent future violence. In the open-border, economically united Eurozone, there's been a call to close borders. And while the Greek debt crisis created...Show More
The Economics of Our Fantasies

07:47 | Nov 13th, 2015

For outsiders looking in, it seems like fantasy sports are worlds unto themselves. And in the digital age, these worlds are used by millions of Americans, they're fast-moving, and they're worth hundreds of millions of dollars. After investigation the...Show More
At Work: You're Not As Creative

09:57 | Nov 12th, 2015

Everyone can be a creative genius. Right? In the workplace, that's a dangerous proposition, according to Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, CEO of Hogan Assessments and professor of Business Psychology at University College London. Describing an article he wro...Show More
Honey, Let's Shrink the Banks

07:45 | Nov 6th, 2015

Since the financial crisis, the battle cry from many reformers has been "Break up the big banks!" But bankers argue that new rules and regulations are making banks "dramatically safer." So which is it? Are banks boring again? Or is there more to do t...Show More
Where We'd Be Without a National Bank

16:59 | Oct 30th, 2015

Today, The Federal Reserve, America's central bank, is an object of national obsession, at least for anyone wondering — or worrying — about the economy.  After the financial meltdown in 2008, the Fed bailed out banks when they were in trouble and the...Show More
At Work: Making Yourself Heard

08:16 | Oct 29th, 2015

Dorie Clark is an author, a marketing strategy consultant, and a business professor at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. People listen to her. But when she entered the workforce at the age of 20 after completing a B.A. and graduate degree, ...Show More
The Switch to Chip

19:42 | Oct 23rd, 2015

Some things have an uncanny ability to take us back to simpler times: record players, typewriters, certain fine pastries, perhaps. While Proust had his madeleine, all of France has U.S. credit cards. That’s because France, and pretty much the rest of...Show More
Deal-Making and Drinking: Do They Mix?

07:44 | Oct 16th, 2015

Beer giant AB InBev wants to acquire its rival SABMiller. It's one of many billion dollar deals this year. At this rate, we'll set an all-time record in 2015. Is that good?
The Awkward Art of the Job Interview

10:28 | Oct 15th, 2015

Job interviews can make for some of the most awkward interactions humanly possible. "It’s such a false scenario, right? Interviewing’s weird," said Patty McCord, former Chief Talent Officer at Netflix and contributor to the Harvard Business Review. "...Show More
Is Being a College Jock a Real Job?

07:49 | Oct 9th, 2015

Should the world of U.S. college sports operate like the free market? Some players say yes. The NCAA policy of preserving "amateurism" means players aren't paid like professional players are. They're students first. That policy has let the NCAA limit...Show More
The Waning 'Whole Foods Effect'

07:46 | Oct 2nd, 2015

Which comes first: the gentrification or the Whole Foods?  The high-end grocery chain has a reputation for slipping into developing neighborhoods just before the surrounding property values skyrocket. That's made them an important symbol for some str...Show More
Reducing Yourself To a Sheet or Two of Paper

10:05 | Oct 1st, 2015

Amy Gallo of the Harvard Business Review gets it: writing your resume is the worst. It's painstaking to reduce yourself to bullet points and then to get the formatting just right. And then when you're done, hitting "Send" on a cold job application of...Show More
Volkswagen Sputters as the Popemobile Cruises Along

07:52 | Sep 25th, 2015

It’s been a quite a week for corporations sparking outrage among consumers A scandal at Volkswagen over how the automaker rigged emissions inspections in the U.S. cost the CEO his job. And accusations of price-gouging after a drug company raised the ...Show More
Pope for the Poor in a Rich Man's City

07:39 | Sep 18th, 2015

Author Gerald Posner has been investigating the Vatican Bank for years and says every time we get a new pope, we hear more or less the same story: claims of wanting to reform the church's finances. But Pope Francis, Posner says, is for real. In advan...Show More
Five Reasons to Swipe Right on a New Job

09:27 | Sep 17th, 2015

It's the age of the fickle worker. Business psychology professor Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic said technological innovations make us extremely aware of all the options out there — both in dating and in the job market. For example, he explained that about ...Show More
Stop Trying To Tell the Fed's Future

07:46 | Sep 11th, 2015

For years since the financial crisis, one question has loomed large in the minds of investors, analysts, economists and politicians: When will the Federal Reserve raise interest rates? The suspense may not keep everyone up at night, but a rise in the...Show More
The Half-Hour Drama of Picking a Show to Watch

07:29 | Sep 4th, 2015

It’s being described as a “Golden Age of Television,” but with so many choices and so many ways to watch, it’s also a time of confusion. Hulu. Netflix. Amazon. HBO. Showtime. Not to mention network TV. They are all creating new programming that’s get...Show More
When Bad Listeners Grow Up to Be Bosses

07:51 | Sep 3rd, 2015

For the horrible listeners in your office, the advice to get them to pay attention is pretty straightforward: 1. Slow down.  2. Stop talking. 3. Listen. But Amy Jen Su, an executive coach with Paravis Partners who has written and talked about the iss...Show More
The Country That's Making the Stock Market Crazy

08:28 | Aug 28th, 2015

For many economists and analysts, this week's turbulent stock market isn't surprising. They knew it was coming — and they knew where it would be coming from: China. But for the rest of us, it seemed like China's image changed overnight: from major en...Show More
Amazon's Cutthroat Culture: Cruel by Design?

07:45 | Aug 21st, 2015

When the New York Times described Amazon as a cutthroat workplace with unkind leaders where employees cry at their desks, it apparently came as news to the CEO, Jeff Bezos. He wrote to employees, saying that's not the Amazon he knows, and he asked th...Show More
Stop Whining. Do Your Work.

08:55 | Aug 20th, 2015

Alex Samuel says she never really grew up. And, she adds, neither did you.  “The truth is, all of us have that little kid who doesn’t want to their homework buried inside somewhere,” Samuel told Charlie Herman, host of WNYC's host Money Talking. The ...Show More
Getting Financial Advisers to Care (More) About You

07:49 | Aug 14th, 2015

President Obama is proposing changes to how financial advisers provide retirement advice. “The challenge we’ve got is right now there are no uniform rules of the road that require retirement advisers to act in the best interest of their clients,” Oba...Show More
Clean Power's Economic Potential

07:47 | Aug 7th, 2015

Obama is calling his clean power plan the "most important step" the country's taken to fight climate change. But how will it change the U.S. energy industry?
Love Thy Office Frenemies

10:40 | Aug 6th, 2015

Friendship at work can be a special kind of torture. We spend most of our waking hours with our coworkers, so right off the bat, we have a lot in common with them. But the intensity of a work friendship can sometimes fluctuate between two opposites: ...Show More
Is the Fight for $15 the Good Fight?

07:40 | Jul 31st, 2015

The fight for $15 is catching on. Fast food workers in New York claimed victory last week when a panel appointed by the governor agreed with them: their minimum wage should be increased to $15 an hour over the next few years. That recommendation must...Show More
Does a U.S. Embassy in Cuba Change Its Economy?

07:48 | Jul 24th, 2015

Cuba and the United States officially opened embassies in one another's country this week. But for years, there's been a U.S. presence in Cuba by another name: "The U.S. Interests Section." What does this change signify? U.S. capitalism has been cree...Show More
Stop Calling Yourself a Social Media Ninja

12:32 | Jul 23rd, 2015

If you want to succeed at work, there's no way around, you're going to have to learn how to brag gracefully. But how to do it without being obnoxious?
A Year After Eric Garner's Death, Sales of Loose Cigarettes Continue

07:46 | Jul 17th, 2015

"Everybody on Staten Island know, if you wanna pay $8 for a pack of cigarettes, go to Bay Street." Almost one year ago, cigarette salesman Debo Lato stood on the street where Eric Garner also allegedly sold loose cigarettes. Lato told reporter Solang...Show More
The Father of U.S. Finance Goes To Broadway

07:52 | Jul 10th, 2015

A free-styling, singing and dancing Alexander Hamilton sheds light and delight on the origins of our nation's financial system. And it's a lot of fun.
On Quitting: How to Jump Ship without Drowning

11:37 | Jul 9th, 2015

At some point in your career, you've probably dreamed about it: the day that you quit your job. Maybe you envision you'll shoot up out of your cubicle, march gallantly over to your awful boss's office, and say exactly how horrible it has been to work...Show More
Forget Owning, It's a Renter's Market

07:48 | Jun 26th, 2015

The American Dream of owning a single family home is looking more and more like a landlord's game — and the rest of us are just renters. Homeownership is lower than it's been in over 20 years, and the stock of apartments and houses for rent is gettin...Show More
Making Copies, Stopping Planes, and Other Feats of Great Assistants

09:40 | Jun 25th, 2015

If you're smart, you understand the power assistants hold. Melba J. Duncan, for instance, once stopped a plane. The former executive assistant to Pete Peterson, former CEO of Lehman Brothers, Duncan says people often don't give people like her enough...Show More
A Goldman Sachs App for the Average Joe?

07:45 | Jun 19th, 2015

A few of the country's biggest brands are making some strange moves.  Goldman Sachs, a bank accustomed to multi-billion dollar dealings with wealthy customers, will make smaller loans to less wealthy consumers and small businesses via an online servi...Show More
Business and the Notorious RBG: Friends or Foes?

07:49 | Jun 12th, 2015

There's a reason Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg earned herself the nickname "Notorious RBG" on internet memes.  In the next few weeks, she and the other eight justices could be making a long list of friends — and enemies — when the court i...Show More
Fall in Love With Your Job All Over Again

10:16 | Jun 11th, 2015

Mike Kibler calls it "brown out:" you're doing find a work, you may even be as busy as usual, but you feel overwhelmed and might even be a little disengaged. Consider it a step before you could end up burned out at work. So how can you get that spark...Show More
What a Time to Be Looking for a Job

07:52 | Jun 5th, 2015

As 2015's batch of bright-eyed graduates begins the job search, the economy might be finally cooperating, promising a stronger job market and more offers. Since the 2008 recession, it's been tough for college grads. The pool of job openings has been ...Show More
Grandpa's Favorite Stat Needs an Update

07:50 | May 29th, 2015

As Wall Street and Washington anxiously await the latest GDP numbers, the reality about economic figures.
How to Keep People Awake During Meetings

13:56 | May 28th, 2015

No one wants to be boring, and yet how often do you find yourself pinching yourself during a speech trying to stay awake? Perhaps the reason for bad presentations is because speaking in public is one of our biggest fears, right up there with death. W...Show More
Robots May Drive Bigger Wedge Between Rich and Poor

07:51 | May 22nd, 2015

Robots are having a moment. They're breaking hearts in the movie "Ex Machina," splayed across the pages of The New York Times and filling the airwaves with a series from NPR's Planet Money on robots' role in the workforce. It's a story we've heard be...Show More
Tearing Down Brooklyn Brownstones to Grow the Economy

07:54 | May 15th, 2015

Economists found if three key cities rezoned to allow taller buildings with more apartments and condos, the U.S. economy be nearly 10 percent bigger.
When You Can't Stand Your Coworkers, and You're the Boss

16:04 | May 14th, 2015

When you're the boss, your worst enemies at work might end up on your team. You're in charge of making the office bully feel good about work (and less mean) or pointing out the strengths of the workplace slobs (even if you're a neat freak). Motivatin...Show More
How One Man Can Crash the Stock Market

07:55 | May 8th, 2015

Five years have passed since the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell nearly a 1,000 points in a matter of minutes, and we're still trying to understand what happened. In the months after the crash, regulators concluded it was due a variety of factors, ...Show More
Why CEOs Run for President

07:53 | May 1st, 2015

When former HP CEO Carly Fiorina enters the presidential race next week, as she's expected to do, she'll stand out as the only woman to enter the Republican ring. When she makes her announcement (and launches her second book), part of her message is ...Show More
A Second Chance to Fix a Bad First Impression

14:40 | Apr 30th, 2015

If you've put your worst foot forward the first time you meet someone, all is not lost. When it's loathe at first site, there's still hope for a rebound. This week on Money Talking, Heidi Grant Halvorson discusses her new book from the Harvard Busine...Show More