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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

Physical Stores Are Back, Again

9/17/2019
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Brands are struggling to strike a balance between the real and digital worlds.

Duration:00:09:57

An Attack On Saudi Arabia's Oil

9/16/2019
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What the attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil production facilities could mean for the global oil industry.

Duration:00:09:24

How China Transformed The Luxury Goods Market

9/13/2019
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Chinese consumers not only account for a growing share of high-end luxury goods purchases; they're transforming the way the market works.

Duration:00:09:21

The White Claw Tax Law Flaw

9/12/2019
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White Claw could be the hottest alcoholic beverage of the summer of 2019. You can thank tax policy for (some of) that.

Duration:00:08:58

The Debt That Never Dies: China's Imperial Bonds

9/11/2019
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Bonds issued by Chinese governments more than a century ago could come back to haunt the People's Republic of China.

Duration:00:09:58

The Olympic Bounce

9/10/2019
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When new sports are added to the Olympics — like surfing and sports climbing — they see a bump in the year following the games. But, what happens after that?

Duration:00:09:19

Listener Q&A, Another Policy Wonkout

9/9/2019
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NPR politics correspondent Danielle Kurtzleben answers your questions about student loans, taxes and tariffs.

Duration:00:09:13

Jobs Friday: Future Edition

9/6/2019
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The Bureau of Labor Statistics has some predictions about the future of the US labor market.

Duration:00:08:20

Tech's Convenience Store

9/5/2019
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Amazon is opening new stores — in the real world. And in true Big Tech fashion the experience is meant to emphasize convenience. All you need to do is walk in, grab your stuff, and go.

Duration:00:09:54

What Medicare For All Might Mean For Jobs

9/4/2019
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Proponents of Medicare for All argue it'll give all Americans health insurance and cost less. But even supporters admit it could mean job losses in the short term.

Duration:00:09:43

How A String Quartet Explains Healthcare Costs

9/3/2019
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The costs of education and healthcare have climbed faster than other prices throughout the economy — for decades. An under-appreciated economic theory explains why.

Duration:00:09:21

Finance Fridays With Mary, Volume 4: The Worry of Wall Street

8/30/2019
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There's a trend emerging in the finance world: Billionaire financiers are increasingly — if belatedly? — acknowledging inequality in America.

Duration:00:08:55

America's Rare Earth Conundrum

8/29/2019
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America doesn't produce much in the way of rare earths. As the trade war with China intensifies, that's becoming a problem.

Duration:00:09:53

Listener Q&A, Policy Wonkout Edition

8/28/2019
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Policy can take a back seat to politics in the run-up to elections. But that's no excuse for not watching to see what effects policy can have on an economy.

Duration:00:09:41

Not All Goods Are Traded Equal

8/27/2019
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Not all goods are created equal: some are exempt from tariffs.

Duration:00:09:53

More Money, More Votes?

8/26/2019
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The 2020 election cycle is almost in full swing. People can barely go a day without seeing an ad from candidates asking for money. But does more money really mean more votes?

Duration:00:09:55

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