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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

Unemployment And The Racial Divide

How well a family can endure a spell of unemployment depends on how much of a buffer it has to fall back on. And there are big racial and ethnic disparities in how big those buffers are.

9 MIN16 h ago
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Unemployment And The Racial Divide

The Business Of Antibody Tests

Companies all over the world are jockeying for position in the lucrative COVID-19 antibody testing market, but are quality standards getting lost in the shuffle?

9 MIN1 d ago
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The Business Of Antibody Tests

Police Unions And Civilian Deaths

There appears to be a relationship between police unionization and the number of people killed by officers.

9 MIN2 d ago
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Police Unions And Civilian Deaths

Where Are The Business Bankruptcies?

When the coronavirus hit, economists predicted a tsunami of bankruptcies. But that hasn't happened.

9 MIN3 d ago
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Where Are The Business Bankruptcies?

Racism And Economics

The coronavirus pandemic has been called "the great equalizer." But in fact, COVID-19 has disproportionately affected African Americans in all kinds of ways.

9 MIN4 d ago
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Racism And Economics

The Beige Book And The Pig Farmer

The Federal Reserve's Beige Book provides anecdotes from various parts of the economy. This month's edition illustrates the pain being suffered by pig farmers.

9 MIN1 w ago
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The Beige Book And The Pig Farmer

Melissa Dell On Security And Prosperity

Mellisa Dell, this year's John Bates Clark Medal winner, explains the relationship between security, prosperity and the rule of law.

9 MIN1 w ago
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Melissa Dell On Security And Prosperity

#WFH Forever?

Many of us are working from home for now. Some could be destined to do it forever.

9 MIN1 w ago
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#WFH Forever?

Rent In The Time Of Coronavirus

The landlord-tenant relationship is often a tense one and it's becoming a national problem.

9 MIN1 w ago
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Rent In The Time Of Coronavirus

Stocks Are Up But The Economy's Down

The stock market has recovered more than half the ground lost when it crashed nearly 34 percent starting in late February. But the economy hasn't recovered. Why is there such a stark disconnect?

9 MIN2 w ago
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Stocks Are Up But The Economy's Down

Latest Episodes

Unemployment And The Racial Divide

How well a family can endure a spell of unemployment depends on how much of a buffer it has to fall back on. And there are big racial and ethnic disparities in how big those buffers are.

9 MIN16 h ago
Comments
Unemployment And The Racial Divide

The Business Of Antibody Tests

Companies all over the world are jockeying for position in the lucrative COVID-19 antibody testing market, but are quality standards getting lost in the shuffle?

9 MIN1 d ago
Comments
The Business Of Antibody Tests

Police Unions And Civilian Deaths

There appears to be a relationship between police unionization and the number of people killed by officers.

9 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Police Unions And Civilian Deaths

Where Are The Business Bankruptcies?

When the coronavirus hit, economists predicted a tsunami of bankruptcies. But that hasn't happened.

9 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Where Are The Business Bankruptcies?

Racism And Economics

The coronavirus pandemic has been called "the great equalizer." But in fact, COVID-19 has disproportionately affected African Americans in all kinds of ways.

9 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Racism And Economics

The Beige Book And The Pig Farmer

The Federal Reserve's Beige Book provides anecdotes from various parts of the economy. This month's edition illustrates the pain being suffered by pig farmers.

9 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Beige Book And The Pig Farmer

Melissa Dell On Security And Prosperity

Mellisa Dell, this year's John Bates Clark Medal winner, explains the relationship between security, prosperity and the rule of law.

9 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Melissa Dell On Security And Prosperity

#WFH Forever?

Many of us are working from home for now. Some could be destined to do it forever.

9 MIN1 w ago
Comments
#WFH Forever?

Rent In The Time Of Coronavirus

The landlord-tenant relationship is often a tense one and it's becoming a national problem.

9 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Rent In The Time Of Coronavirus

Stocks Are Up But The Economy's Down

The stock market has recovered more than half the ground lost when it crashed nearly 34 percent starting in late February. But the economy hasn't recovered. Why is there such a stark disconnect?

9 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Stocks Are Up But The Economy's Down
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