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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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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

Finance Friday With Mary, Volume 3: Snack-Sized Questions

8/23/2019
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Our inbox is pretty much always filled with great questions about business, the economy and how the markets behave. Today, we answer three questions specific to the financial world.

Duration:00:09:17

The Economics of Music Festivals

8/22/2019
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Music festivals like Coachella and Lollapalooza have gotten a lot more expensive, and the reasons behind that increase can tell us a lot about how the economy is changing.

Duration:00:09:39

The R-Word

8/21/2019
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Our inbox is chock full of listener questions about whether there's a recession coming, and what we should do about it. Today, we answer.

Duration:00:09:21

Why China's Buying Rice From America

8/20/2019
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China is the world's biggest rice producer. So why did China agree to buy two shipping containers of rice from the U.S.?

Duration:00:07:37

Trump And Trade: The Point Of No Return?

8/19/2019
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President Trump has kept his protectionist promises, but his scorched earth approach to dealmaking could have damaged global trading relationships for good.

Duration:00:09:51

The Gender Gap Series: The Problem With The Pink Tax

8/16/2019
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Women pay more than men for many consumer products. Why some economists say that's a good thing.

Duration:00:09:56

The Gender Gap Series: Tampons - That Bloody Sales Tax

8/15/2019
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Most states in the U.S. have a sales tax on menstrual products. Some states have repealed this so-called Tampon Tax, on the grounds that it's unfair to women. But the repeals come at a cost.

Duration:00:09:01

The Gender Gap Series: Saving Women

8/14/2019
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Women invest far less of their paychecks than men do. Sallie Krawcheck spent her career on Wall Street and she says this is a problem we need to solve.

Duration:00:09:30

The Gender Gap Series: Working Women- Why the U.S. is Behind

8/13/2019
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When it came to the female labor force participation rate, America used to lead the world. But we've fallen behind. Today on the show: What happened?

Duration:00:09:55

The Gender Gap Series: Where The Gender Pay Gap Is Widest

8/12/2019
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A report from Glassdoor reveals which industries have the starkest gender pay gaps.

Duration:00:09:58

Finance Fridays With Mary, Volume 2: Short Selling

8/9/2019
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Short sellers are investors who bet against companies. They're the detectives of the stock market, unearthing flaws and making markets more efficient, though they also attract controversy.

Duration:00:09:56

Sports Teams Need To Fill Stadiums

8/8/2019
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Sporting event attendance is down. So teams are trying out creative, new ways to win back fans.

Duration:00:09:27

Why Grad Students Are Taking On More Debt

8/7/2019
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Graduate students are increasingly shouldering the country's student debt.

Duration:00:09:06

Currency Wars & A Pepperoni Problem

8/6/2019
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Listener questions! How the U.S.-China trade war has escalated, including a move by China to devalue its currency. Plus the history of pepperoni on pizza.

Duration:00:09:58

The Delicate Macho Movie Brand

8/5/2019
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The stars of the new Fast & Furious movie will go to extraordinary lengths to protect their "tough guy" brands, even going so far as to negotiate to make sure their characters never lose a fight.

Duration:00:09:58

Jobs Friday Meets Listener Q&A

8/2/2019
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Happy Jobs Friday! The U.S. economy created 164,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate remained unchanged. But to send you into your weekend with more pep, we answer some listener questions.

Duration:00:09:53

The View From The Boardroom

8/1/2019
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Some presidential candidates have supported a policy — known as co-determination — that would see workers represented on corporate boards. We talked to one worker who already has a seat at the table.

Duration:00:09:57

Workers Take A Seat At The Table?

7/31/2019
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The board of directors for most U.S. companies is made up of shareholders--not workers. A corporate system called co-determination aims to put employees at the table where big decisions are made.

Duration:00:09:58

Stacey vs Cardiff: The Fed Cut Throwdown!

7/30/2019
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The economy's looking pretty good. So, do we really need a rate cut right now? Stacey and Cardiff duke it out.

Duration:00:09:46

It's Check-Up Time, America!

7/29/2019
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The Federal Reserve is set to cut interest rates this week. We also just passed the half-year mark. Two good reasons to check in on the health of the U.S. economy.

Duration:00:09:57