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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

Fun Fact Friday: Aggressively Passive Edition

1/24/2020
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Cardiff is back to present three economic facts for Stacey to deem fun, not fun, or just plain fascinating.

Duration:00:09:55

Buddhists, Sociopaths And The Art Of Investing

1/23/2020
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There's been a lot of troubling economic and political news over the last few years. In spite of that, the stock market has just kept on climbing.

Duration:00:09:57

Dueling Indicators: Stock Market Edition

1/22/2020
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Stacey and Cardiff face off on the question of whether the stock market is overvalued or undervalued.

Duration:00:09:56

Can You Name Five Fine Artists That Are Women?

1/21/2020
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On average, work by women artists sells for 40% less than work by male artists. Their work also represents just a small sliver of what's displayed in museums. So, how did women get shut out of the art world?

Duration:00:09:58

A Bag of Bolívares: And Other Indicators From Venezuela

1/17/2020
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Venezuela started 2019 with rolling blackouts, hyperinflation, and crippling food shortages. Things have actually gotten a little better, mostly thanks to the economic innovations of everyday people.

Duration:00:09:53

China Trade Deal: A Truce Awakens?

1/16/2020
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The U.S. and China signed a trade deal yesterday - one where China has pledged to buy $200 billion worth of U.S. goods over the next two years. Seems like a big win for the U.S., but is it?

Duration:00:09:44

How The FCC Is Trying To Take On Robocalls

1/15/2020
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In October 2019, Americans received a record number of robocalls: 5.7 billion. We talked to Los Angeles Times columnist David Lazarus about these pesky calls and how we can avoid them.

Duration:00:09:15

How Amazon's Counterfeit Products Threaten Safety

1/14/2020
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Over half of sales on Amazon are from third-party sellers, some of whom are selling counterfeit goods. Faulty car seats are threatening children's safety, but is Amazon being held liable?

Duration:00:09:57

How Trade Wars Fill The Swamp

1/13/2020
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How lobbyists' campaigns for exclusions to the trade war have skewed incentives and disadvantaged small businesses.

Duration:00:09:53

Episode 500! And Jobs Friday

1/10/2020
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Two reasons to blow the airhorn today: it's Jobs Friday, and The Indicator's 500th episode!

Duration:00:09:29

What To Watch In 2020

1/9/2020
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Predictions can be a fool's errand. Instead, we take a look at economic trends that we're planning to keep an eye on this year.

Duration:00:09:37

The Popularity Of (And Problem With) Municipal Bonds

1/8/2020
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Thirsty for yield, and eager for tax breaks, investors are falling over themselves to buy municipal bonds. That could be a problem if the economy turns sour.

Duration:00:09:19

All The Single Ladies...Are Losing In The Housing Market

1/7/2020
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A home is the largest purchase most Americans will ever make. Why single women are losing out in both buying and selling compared to their male counterparts.

Duration:00:09:08

The Business Behind The Color Of The Year

1/6/2020
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Since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute has announced a "color of the year." This year's color: Classic Blue.

Duration:00:09:58

The Skyrocketing Cost Of Air Ambulances

1/3/2020
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After a catastrophic accident, you may be rushed to the hospital in an air ambulance. It could save your life, but there's no way to predict how much it will cost.

Duration:00:09:57

The Bubble That Broke Kuwait

1/2/2020
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How a simple financial innovation turned a parking garage in Kuwait into one of the most important markets in the world... and how it all came crashing down.

Duration:00:09:40

The Great British Bicycle Bubble

12/31/2019
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We continue our series on financial bubbles with the British bicycle mania of the 1890s and the trail of bankrupt companies it left behind.

Duration:00:09:32

The Roman Financial Crisis Of A.D. 33

12/30/2019
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What lessons should we learn from one of the earliest documented financial crises in history?

Duration:00:09:47

The Work Week, Episode 4: Is The Unemployment Rate Broken?

12/27/2019
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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:00:09:58

The Work Week, Episode 3: Gender Segregation In The Workplace

12/26/2019
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The most common jobs for men and the most common jobs for women tend to be different — and this separation has big effects for everyone.

Duration:00:09:32