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The Indicator from Planet Money

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A little show about big ideas. From the people who make Planet Money, The Indicator helps you make sense of what's happening today. It's a quick hit of insight into work, business, the economy, and everything else. Afternoons, three times a week.

A little show about big ideas. From the people who make Planet Money, The Indicator helps you make sense of what's happening today. It's a quick hit of insight into work, business, the economy, and everything else. Afternoons, three times a week.
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NPR

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A little show about big ideas. From the people who make Planet Money, The Indicator helps you make sense of what's happening today. It's a quick hit of insight into work, business, the economy, and everything else. Afternoons, three times a week.

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English


Episodes

Politics And The Trade War

11/13/2019
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Did President Trump's trade policies cost Republican votes last year? We talk to economist Chad Bown to find out.

Duration:00:09:23

The Great Cranberry Scare Of 1959

11/12/2019
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Sixty years ago, a food scare nearly crushed the cranberry business. Cranberries have bounced back since then, but the industry is facing new threats.

Duration:00:09:57

Why Sam Sanders Is Binging 'Friends'

11/11/2019
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Netflix, HBO, Amazon, Hulu, Disney, NBC, they're all at war for your eyeballs. Today on the show, the streaming wars. Who the major players are, what's at stake and what it will mean for you.

Duration:00:09:37

The Lancaster, Pa., Puzzle

11/8/2019
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A heavily rural county with a big manufacturing base and a low share of college graduates has found a way to thrive.

Duration:00:09:24

Your Secret Score

11/7/2019
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It's no secret that every online platform you use is keeping track of your information. But what if this data is being used to give you a 'score' as a customer?

Duration:00:09:43

What's The Beef? The Declining American Leather Industry

11/6/2019
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The leather manufacturing industry was once a backbone of the American economy. Now the industry is in decline, and the trade war isn't helping.

Duration:00:09:48

Openness Versus National Security: A Dilemma For U.S. Schools

11/5/2019
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Last year, the Education Department reported that U.S. universities received over $1.3 billion dollars in the form of gifts and contracts. Most of this money came from China.

Duration:00:09:57

The American Dream And The Children Of Immigrants

11/4/2019
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A new working paper suggests that children of poor immigrants have higher rates of upward economic mobility than children of poor US-born parents. What factors are at play?

Duration:00:11:12

Jobs Friday: The Broken Unemployment Insurance System

11/1/2019
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In this week's edition of jobs friday, we look into why 72% of unemployed people do not have unemployment insurance.

Duration:00:09:44

Scary Stories From The Eek-conomy: Part II

10/31/2019
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In our second episode on scary stories on the economy we ask Tim Harford and Jared Bernstein what keeps them up at night. Also, has anxiety about the economy spooked off the Halloween spirit?

Duration:00:09:57

Lights Out For California

10/30/2019
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PG&E announced it was shutting off power to thousands of Californians to lessen the risk of wildfire. This is costing residents and businesses dearly and PG&E says it will likely be the new normal.

Duration:00:09:30

Are The Humanities Underrated? (And Other Questions)

10/29/2019
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We invite Tyler Cowen once again to play another round of overrated/underrated.

Duration:00:09:03

Can Global Shipping Go Zero Carbon?

10/28/2019
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A lot of the stuff we buy comes via ship, using a particularly dirty kind of fuel. Now the shipping industry wants to change.

Duration:00:09:58

WeWork And The Future Of Co-Working

10/25/2019
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WeWork has had a rough few weeks — its CEO was fired, it's lost billions of dollars and it's laying off thousands of workers. What happened? And what does that mean for the business of co-working?

Duration:00:09:40

Is The Unemployment Rate Broken?

10/24/2019
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Economist Jared Bernstein thinks it's about time we admit that the unemployment rate is not as useful as it used to be. He offers three alternative indicators.

Duration:00:09:05

Scary Stories From The Eek-conomy

10/23/2019
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We ask economists what scares them about the US economy right now.

Duration:00:09:57

Housing: It's About More Than Money

10/22/2019
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Our housing options matter not just for how much money we spend, but also in other ways that have a lasting impact on our quality of life.

Duration:00:09:43

Brexit: It's Complicated

10/21/2019
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Tomorrow the UK Parliament will vote on Brexit... again. Today, we take a look at what's happening, why Brexit is taking so long and what's at stake.

Duration:00:09:58

The 2019 IPO Awards!

10/18/2019
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2019 has been a very dramatic year for the IPO market. From Uber to Pinterest to WeWork--the headlines just kept coming. We celebrate it all with the first Annual IPO Awards!

Duration:00:09:39

The Jekyll And Hyde Economy

10/17/2019
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There are so many conflicting indicators about the economy's health, it's difficult to know where we're headed. We present the Jekyll and Hyde economy.

Duration:00:09:00