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The Indicator from Planet Money

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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. Listen weekday afternoons.

Latest Episodes

A Bag of Bolívares: And Other Indicators From Venezuela

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.

9 MIN2 d ago
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A Bag of Bolívares: And Other Indicators From Venezuela

China Trade Deal: A Truce Awakens?

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?

9 MIN3 d ago
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China Trade Deal: A Truce Awakens?

How The FCC Is Trying To Take On Robocalls

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.

9 MIN4 d ago
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How The FCC Is Trying To Take On Robocalls

How Amazon's Counterfeit Products Threaten Safety

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?

9 MIN5 d ago
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How Amazon's Counterfeit Products Threaten Safety

How Trade Wars Fill The Swamp

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

9 MIN6 d ago
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How Trade Wars Fill The Swamp

Episode 500! And Jobs Friday

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

9 MIN1 w ago
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Episode 500! And Jobs Friday

What To Watch In 2020

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.

9 MIN1 w ago
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What To Watch In 2020

The Popularity Of (And Problem With) Municipal Bonds

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.

9 MIN1 w ago
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The Popularity Of (And Problem With) Municipal Bonds

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

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.

9 MIN1 w ago
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All The Single Ladies...Are Losing In The Housing Market

The Business Behind The Color Of The Year

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

9 MIN1 w ago
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The Business Behind The Color Of The Year

Latest Episodes

A Bag of Bolívares: And Other Indicators From Venezuela

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.

9 MIN2 d ago
Comments
A Bag of Bolívares: And Other Indicators From Venezuela

China Trade Deal: A Truce Awakens?

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?

9 MIN3 d ago
Comments
China Trade Deal: A Truce Awakens?

How The FCC Is Trying To Take On Robocalls

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.

9 MIN4 d ago
Comments
How The FCC Is Trying To Take On Robocalls

How Amazon's Counterfeit Products Threaten Safety

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?

9 MIN5 d ago
Comments
How Amazon's Counterfeit Products Threaten Safety

How Trade Wars Fill The Swamp

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

9 MIN6 d ago
Comments
How Trade Wars Fill The Swamp

Episode 500! And Jobs Friday

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

9 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Episode 500! And Jobs Friday

What To Watch In 2020

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.

9 MIN1 w ago
Comments
What To Watch In 2020

The Popularity Of (And Problem With) Municipal Bonds

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.

9 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Popularity Of (And Problem With) Municipal Bonds

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

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.

9 MIN1 w ago
Comments
All The Single Ladies...Are Losing In The Housing Market

The Business Behind The Color Of The Year

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

9 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Business Behind The Color Of The Year
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