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The Indicator from Planet Money

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The Indicator from Planet Money

The Indicator from Planet Money

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. Listen weekday afternoons.

Latest Episodes

Why Your Internet Sucks

We answer two questions today: Why is American internet so bad? And why was the unemployment benefit extension set at $600?

9 MIN21 h ago
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Why Your Internet Sucks

An Artful Pivot

How a theater company in Philadelphia is reacting to the existential threat posed by the coronavirus.

9 MIN1 d ago
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An Artful Pivot

Protest And A Black-Owned Business

The Black Lives Matter demonstrations brought people together to protest injustice. But alongside the protests came riots, at a great cost to some Black-owned businesses.

9 MIN2 d ago
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Protest And A Black-Owned Business

Sharing The Vaccine

The biggest, wealthiest nations in the world are in a race to produce a coronavirus vaccine. It's obviously in a country's interest to win that race and protect its citizens. It's also in its interest to share.

9 MIN5 d ago
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Sharing The Vaccine

GDP -32.9%???!!!

This quarter's Gross Domestic Product numbers could be the worst on record. But what do they mean, exactly?

8 MIN6 d ago
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GDP -32.9%???!!!

The Coronavirus Housing Boom

Most of the U.S. economy is in crisis: Unemployment and bankruptcies are skyrocketing, and millions aren't paying rent. But home sales are skyrocketing, too. In fact, they're rising at a record pace.

9 MIN1 w ago
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The Coronavirus Housing Boom

Work After COVID

The use of technologies that help office workers do their work remotely could have unanticipated, long-lasting effects for low-skilled workers too.

8 MIN1 w ago
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Work After COVID

The Extra $600

Nearly one in five U.S. workers is on unemployment benefits. And most of them are about to see their checks cut in half, as Congress' expanded benefits expire this month.

9 MIN1 w ago
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The Extra $600

The Power Of Workers

The three main drivers behind the decline in worker power.

9 MIN1 w ago
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The Power Of Workers

Can Restaurants Reopen?

Restaurants are going out of business in droves. But some are battling hard to keep their doors open.

9 MIN1 w ago
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Can Restaurants Reopen?

Latest Episodes

Why Your Internet Sucks

We answer two questions today: Why is American internet so bad? And why was the unemployment benefit extension set at $600?

9 MIN21 h ago
Comments
Why Your Internet Sucks

An Artful Pivot

How a theater company in Philadelphia is reacting to the existential threat posed by the coronavirus.

9 MIN1 d ago
Comments
An Artful Pivot

Protest And A Black-Owned Business

The Black Lives Matter demonstrations brought people together to protest injustice. But alongside the protests came riots, at a great cost to some Black-owned businesses.

9 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Protest And A Black-Owned Business

Sharing The Vaccine

The biggest, wealthiest nations in the world are in a race to produce a coronavirus vaccine. It's obviously in a country's interest to win that race and protect its citizens. It's also in its interest to share.

9 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Sharing The Vaccine

GDP -32.9%???!!!

This quarter's Gross Domestic Product numbers could be the worst on record. But what do they mean, exactly?

8 MIN6 d ago
Comments
GDP -32.9%???!!!

The Coronavirus Housing Boom

Most of the U.S. economy is in crisis: Unemployment and bankruptcies are skyrocketing, and millions aren't paying rent. But home sales are skyrocketing, too. In fact, they're rising at a record pace.

9 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Coronavirus Housing Boom

Work After COVID

The use of technologies that help office workers do their work remotely could have unanticipated, long-lasting effects for low-skilled workers too.

8 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Work After COVID

The Extra $600

Nearly one in five U.S. workers is on unemployment benefits. And most of them are about to see their checks cut in half, as Congress' expanded benefits expire this month.

9 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Extra $600

The Power Of Workers

The three main drivers behind the decline in worker power.

9 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Power Of Workers

Can Restaurants Reopen?

Restaurants are going out of business in droves. But some are battling hard to keep their doors open.

9 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Can Restaurants Reopen?
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