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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

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

How Stories Shape The Economy

10/16/2019
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Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller talks about his new book, which looks at how narratives drive economic change and may help economists more accurately forecast recessions.

Duration:00:09:27

Of Diet Coke And Nobel Prizes

10/15/2019
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We talk to newly-minted Nobel Prize winner Michael Kremer about using economics to solve real-world problems and what it's like to receive his field's highest honor.

Duration:00:08:54

What The %!&$# Is The Repo Market?

10/11/2019
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Lots of people have been freaking out over the repo market... but what IS the repo market?

Duration:00:07:55

The U.S. And Global Economy: A New Relationship

10/10/2019
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The global economy used to have a simple rule: the US leads, everybody else follows. Things have changed.

Duration:00:09:30

The Cost Of Climate Change

10/9/2019
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Climate activists have long used political and social pressures to decrease the use of fossil fuels and preserve forests... but now many are following the money to try and affect change.

Duration:00:09:50

Five Economic Firsts

10/8/2019
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We're seeing a lot of firsts in this economy. Some good, some not so good, some surprising.

Duration:00:09:43

Forever 21's Fast Fashion Fail

10/7/2019
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Forever 21's bankruptcy filing highlights the flaws in fast fashion.

Duration:00:09:48

Jobs Friday: Crunching The Numbers

10/4/2019
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On the first Friday of every month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a jobs report which includes the number of new jobs added to the U.S. economy. But how is that number calculated?

Duration:00:09:58

How Iceland's Tourism Bubble Deflated

10/3/2019
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The tourism explosion in Iceland helped the tiny island recover from the 2008 financial crisis, but did the tourism industry grow too big, too fast?

Duration:00:09:58

The Rise And Fall Of Iceland's WOW Air

10/2/2019
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A budget airline, WOW Air, helped fly the tiny island nation of Iceland out of a financial crisis — but then it all came crashing down.

Duration:00:09:01

Is Cash Overrated? And Other Questions

10/1/2019
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We play Overrated, Underrated with Jill Schlesinger, CBS business analyst and author of The Dumb Things Smart People Do With Their Money.

Duration:00:09:45

What's Gonna Trip Us Up In Q4?

9/30/2019
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Another quarter ends today, but the news is nuts right now, so we take a step back and guide you through the big themes we'll be looking at in the fourth quarter of the year.

Duration:00:09:58

Finance Fridays With Mary, Volume 6: Nuns & Guns

9/27/2019
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In an attempt to stem the tide of gun violence, a group of religious organizations turned to an unlikely place: the markets.

Duration:00:09:56

The Probiotics Heist

9/26/2019
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Probiotics are increasingly popular — flying off of the shelves, even being stolen from pharmacies. But the jury's still out on their safety and efficacy. So, how did they get on store shelves?

Duration:00:09:23

Millennial Mythbusting

9/25/2019
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Data shows that many of the popular assumptions about millennials are dead wrong.

Duration:00:09:55

How Much Are Thoughts And Prayers Worth?

9/24/2019
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A gesture which is given out freely to victims of big, catastrophic events are thoughts and prayers. But what if you could assign a monetary value to this gesture?

Duration:00:09:11