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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

Short Shrift For Short Sellers

10/22/2018
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Short sellers get a bad rap. Sometimes with good reason. But overall, they're an inevitable and useful part of a healthy financial system.

Duration:00:09:10

Tears For Sears

10/19/2018
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A storied American retailer has filed for bankruptcy.

Duration:00:09:57

Beating Bollywood

10/18/2018
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Amazon and Netflix are trying to take on India. But, so far a Hollywood ending, south-Asian style, has eluded them.

Duration:00:09:54

Gross Dank Product

10/17/2018
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Just because marijuana is now legal in Canada doesn't mean the market for it is easily quantifiable.

Duration:00:06:12

A Snapshot Of Poverty In America

10/16/2018
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The Supplemental Poverty Report provides a more accurate and nuanced picture of poverty in America.

Duration:00:09:08

Overrated/Underrated: Nobel Prizes, Conversations, And Our Descendants

10/15/2018
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Tyler Cowen rates Nobel prizes, blogs, and the importance of weirdness in conversation

Duration:00:09:50

The Economics of Apologies

10/12/2018
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Turns out nothing says 'I'm sorry' like cold, hard cash

Duration:00:09:37

China's Brave New World

10/11/2018
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China is piloting a so-called social credit system, which allots every citizen a certain number of points. If you do the "right thing" you can extra points. If you do the wrong thing, you can lose points and life can get very difficult.

Duration:00:09:46

Life On China's Blacklist

10/10/2018
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In China, if you don't pay back your loans, you could end up on a blacklist. When you're on it, you can't get a credit card or a plane ticket. Today on the show, we talk with someone on the blacklist.

Duration:00:10:00

China's Social Credit System

10/9/2018
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China has a problem: it's economy grew fast and that led to a trust problem. If someone doesn't pay back a loan, there's no real enforcement. But the solution might cause problems of its own.

Duration:00:09:58

The Iron Lotus

10/8/2018
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The reverse stock split is the Iron Lotus of the financial world. It looks complicated and absurd, and it often doesn't end well.

Duration:00:08:56

Who's Hiring?

10/5/2018
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Today on the Indicator: stolen jobs-day trends ... from our clever jobs-day friends!

Duration:00:07:28

What Comes Afta NAFTA

10/4/2018
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The US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement keeps in place the basic NAFTA framework, with a few twists.

Duration:00:09:43

What Happened To GE?

10/3/2018
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General Electric used to be a household name — a pillar of the U.S. economy. Now, it's fighting to survive.

Duration:00:09:41

Zeitgeist-y Bubbles

10/2/2018
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How financial bubbles reflect the particular psychology of the times in which they inflate.

Duration:00:09:48

D.C.'s Billion-Dollar Lawsuit

10/1/2018
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Washington, D.C. is being sued for a billion dollars... for gentrification.

Duration:00:08:58

The Case Of The Pricey Frito

9/28/2018
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Corn prices are falling, but the price of Fritos in the White House press corps break room is up by 20%. What's going on? Team Indicator is on the case!

Duration:00:09:27

Baby Got Buybacks

9/27/2018
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Companies are buying back stock from shareholders more than ever. Not everyone thinks that's a good thing.

Duration:00:08:14

Tariffs And Tourists And Trade Wars, Oh My!

9/26/2018
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The U.S. trade war with China escalated this week. The Trump administration might be underestimating how many options the Chinese government has for responding to American tariffs.

Duration:00:09:54

Less Risky Business

9/25/2018
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The psychological scars wrought by the 2008 financial crisis are taking a long time to heal. We're a lot more cautious, which has serious implications for the economy.

Duration:00:09:48