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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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United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Citi Bike's Better Angels

12/11/2018
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How one bike-sharing company used behavioral economics to solve one of its most vexing problems.

Duration:00:09:46

Unto The Brexit

12/10/2018
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UK Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to exit the European Union has hit a wall. What happens now?

Duration:00:09:40

More Jobs, Less Pay

12/7/2018
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In honor of jobs day, we look at the jobs that used to be high-paying, that are now low-paying. What happened to these jobs? And what can it tell us about the U.S. economy?

Duration:00:09:39

The Fed's Mistake?

12/6/2018
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For years after the Great Recession, the Federal Reserve kept short term interest rates near zero percent. It began raising rates in 2015 — but did it jump the gun.

Duration:00:09:37

Paris Is Burning

12/5/2018
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What the yellow vest protests in Paris tell us about economic reform in France and the parallels with politics in the U.S.

Duration:00:09:41

Behind The Curve

12/4/2018
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When the yield curve inverts, people worry that it's a sign we're headed for recession. But its predictive reliability also depends on the way it inverts.

Duration:00:09:53

Trade War And Peace

12/3/2018
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China and the U.S. have been locked in a trade war for most of 2018, but peace may be on the horizon.... at least a partial peace.

Duration:00:09:38

The Voyages Of The Starship Indicator

11/30/2018
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NASA has been taking a more hands-off approach to extra-planetary exploration. What will that mean for the economics of space?

Duration:00:09:39

Space Economics

11/29/2018
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From moon missions and space shuttles to public-private partnerships.

Duration:00:09:57

Do Sanctions Work?

11/28/2018
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Sanctions have become an increasingly common foreign policy tool for the U.S. How effective are they?

Duration:00:09:21

College Side Hustle

11/27/2018
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Colleges and universities are finding creative ways to make money.

Duration:00:09:45

Bonds, Rating Agencies And Chocolate

11/26/2018
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Marilyn Cohen talks bonds, rating agencies and the yield curve, in overrated, underrated.

Duration:00:08:55

See Stocks Run

11/23/2018
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The stock market has been on a wild ride lately. Today, the Indicator looks at what's going on and whether we should worry for the economy.

Duration:00:09:56

The Price Of Your Turkey Dinner

11/21/2018
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We talk turkey with the American Farm Bureau about changes in the price of Thanksgiving Dinner.

Duration:00:09:01

The Ins & Outs Of The Minimum Wage

11/20/2018
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The minimum wage is a contentious issue. Some claim it's a job killer. But what does the research show?

Duration:00:09:54

Recession Indicators, Pt 2

11/19/2018
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Wondering whether we're poised to tip into a recession? The jobs market may point the way.

Duration:00:08:03

Recession Indicators, Pt 1

11/16/2018
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Are we heading into a recession? The Conference Board's Leading Indicator has ten ways to tell.

Duration:00:09:47

The Lucky Country

11/15/2018
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Australia hasn't had a recession in 27 years. Good policy? Or just good luck?

Duration:00:09:21

Oil Up, Oil Down

11/14/2018
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The decline in the oil price since the end of October has been stunning in its depth and speed, and follows more than a year of climbing. What changed?

Duration:00:08:23

The Problem With The Pink Tax

11/13/2018
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Women pay more than men for many consumer products. Today on the show: Why some economists still think that's a good thing.

Duration:00:09:57