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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 Face-Punching Legal Battle

Over the past few decades, the UFC has become the biggest name in mixed martial arts. But a lawsuit argues it has held down fighter wages by restricting competition.

9 min2 d ago
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A Face-Punching Legal Battle

Make Trade Stale Again

President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration will have massive implications for trade policy. Soumaya Keynes explains how Biden's approach to trade might differ from Trump's.

9 min3 d ago
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Make Trade Stale Again

Winter Is Coming For The Restaurant Industry

Idaho is the leading nation in restaurant revenue growth. But that doesn't mean its restaurants are having an easy time. There are mask mandates and robust restrictions on gathering in many cities in the state, and with winter coming, restaurateurs are working hard to innovate, compensate and stay in business.

9 min4 d ago
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Winter Is Coming For The Restaurant Industry

Evaluating the Washington Consensus

In 1985, then Treasury Secretary James Baker gave a speech in South Korea laying out a series of economic proposals that would transform economics around the world.

9 min5 d ago
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Evaluating the Washington Consensus

How Investment Advisors Invest Their Money

Financial advisors counsel people on what stocks and bonds and other investments to buy, and how to balance portfolios. But where do they put their own money?

9 min6 d ago
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How Investment Advisors Invest Their Money

Turkey Business

COVID-19-related travel and get-together restrictions are impacting small businesses across the U.S. this holiday season. The Indicator talks to a turkey farmer about how the pandemic has affected business this year.

9 min1 w ago
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Turkey Business

Ant's IPO Woes

Ant Group is a fintech firm that was set to launch with the world's largest ever IPO. But just before its shares started trading, Chinese regulators pulled the plug. NPR's Emily Feng explains why.

9 min1 w ago
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Ant's IPO Woes

The Lessons Of Pets.com

The tech bubble of the 90s was a time when companies with weak business models and flashy advertising secured massive investments. This is the story of perhaps the most infamous case study: Pets.com.

9 min1 w ago
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The Lessons Of Pets.com

The Case Of The Soaring Car Prices

Since April, the price of used cars has surged. Some cars have even gained in value, which is highly unusual for an asset that usually depreciates. Turns out the usual suspects are behind this mystery: supply and demand.

9 min1 w ago
Comments
The Case Of The Soaring Car Prices

The Other Climate Crisis

In the 1980s, a massive hole was discovered in the ozone layer. Since then, economic incentives, innovation, and a historic United Nations conference in Montreal set it on a path to close completely.

10 min1 w ago
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The Other Climate Crisis

Latest Episodes

A Face-Punching Legal Battle

Over the past few decades, the UFC has become the biggest name in mixed martial arts. But a lawsuit argues it has held down fighter wages by restricting competition.

9 min2 d ago
Comments
A Face-Punching Legal Battle

Make Trade Stale Again

President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration will have massive implications for trade policy. Soumaya Keynes explains how Biden's approach to trade might differ from Trump's.

9 min3 d ago
Comments
Make Trade Stale Again

Winter Is Coming For The Restaurant Industry

Idaho is the leading nation in restaurant revenue growth. But that doesn't mean its restaurants are having an easy time. There are mask mandates and robust restrictions on gathering in many cities in the state, and with winter coming, restaurateurs are working hard to innovate, compensate and stay in business.

9 min4 d ago
Comments
Winter Is Coming For The Restaurant Industry

Evaluating the Washington Consensus

In 1985, then Treasury Secretary James Baker gave a speech in South Korea laying out a series of economic proposals that would transform economics around the world.

9 min5 d ago
Comments
Evaluating the Washington Consensus

How Investment Advisors Invest Their Money

Financial advisors counsel people on what stocks and bonds and other investments to buy, and how to balance portfolios. But where do they put their own money?

9 min6 d ago
Comments
How Investment Advisors Invest Their Money

Turkey Business

COVID-19-related travel and get-together restrictions are impacting small businesses across the U.S. this holiday season. The Indicator talks to a turkey farmer about how the pandemic has affected business this year.

9 min1 w ago
Comments
Turkey Business

Ant's IPO Woes

Ant Group is a fintech firm that was set to launch with the world's largest ever IPO. But just before its shares started trading, Chinese regulators pulled the plug. NPR's Emily Feng explains why.

9 min1 w ago
Comments
Ant's IPO Woes

The Lessons Of Pets.com

The tech bubble of the 90s was a time when companies with weak business models and flashy advertising secured massive investments. This is the story of perhaps the most infamous case study: Pets.com.

9 min1 w ago
Comments
The Lessons Of Pets.com

The Case Of The Soaring Car Prices

Since April, the price of used cars has surged. Some cars have even gained in value, which is highly unusual for an asset that usually depreciates. Turns out the usual suspects are behind this mystery: supply and demand.

9 min1 w ago
Comments
The Case Of The Soaring Car Prices

The Other Climate Crisis

In the 1980s, a massive hole was discovered in the ozone layer. Since then, economic incentives, innovation, and a historic United Nations conference in Montreal set it on a path to close completely.

10 min1 w ago
Comments
The Other Climate Crisis

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