The Indicator from Planet Money

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.

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Is it hot in here, or is it just the new jobs numbers? 03 February 2023 00:08:43
The U.S. economy is red hot, adding 517,000 jobs in January. Unemployment is at its lowest rate in more than 50 years. So why are there so many jobs when there's talk about a possible recession?One idea that's been talked about is labor hoarding, where employers hold onto more staff than they need. ...
Is it hot in here, or is it just the new jobs numbers?
The U.S. economy is red hot, adding 517,000 jobs in January. Unemployment is at its lowest rate in more than 50 years. So why are there so many jobs when there's talk about a possible recession?One idea that's been talked about is labor hoarding, where employers hold onto more staff than they need. ...
Arthur Burns: shorthand for Fed failure? 02 February 2023 00:09:23
History remembers Arthur Burns as the Fed chair who let inflation run rampant. That's precisely the outcome that current Fed chair Jerome Powell wants to avoid. Today, we look back at the '70s to find out what went wrong.For sponsor-free episodes of The Indicator from Planet Money, subscribe to Plan...
Arthur Burns: shorthand for Fed failure?
History remembers Arthur Burns as the Fed chair who let inflation run rampant. That's precisely the outcome that current Fed chair Jerome Powell wants to avoid. Today, we look back at the '70s to find out what went wrong.For sponsor-free episodes of The Indicator from Planet Money, subscribe to Plan...
The Beigie Awards: All about inventory 01 February 2023 00:09:30
A Fed vice president gets a new pair of shoes. Does that mean supply chains are fixed? For sponsor-free episodes of The Indicator from Planet Money, subscribe to Planet Money+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.
The Beigie Awards: All about inventory
A Fed vice president gets a new pair of shoes. Does that mean supply chains are fixed? For sponsor-free episodes of The Indicator from Planet Money, subscribe to Planet Money+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.
The return of Chinese tourism? 01 February 2023 00:09:30
Chinese citizens are once again allowed to travel internationally and the global tourism industry is ready to welcome them with open arms. Why? Chinese tourism has meant big money in the past. In 2019, Chinese travelers spent a fifth of all tourist dollars. But a full rebound in Chinese tourism migh...
The return of Chinese tourism?
Chinese citizens are once again allowed to travel internationally and the global tourism industry is ready to welcome them with open arms. Why? Chinese tourism has meant big money in the past. In 2019, Chinese travelers spent a fifth of all tourist dollars. But a full rebound in Chinese tourism migh...
Artists vs. AI 30 January 2023 00:09:00
Advancements in artificial intelligence are making replicating the work of artists much easier. Some artists are arguing that AI art generators have been breaking the law to do this. Today, we talk to an artist whose paintings are at the center of a class action.For sponsor-free episodes of The Indi...
Artists vs. AI
Advancements in artificial intelligence are making replicating the work of artists much easier. Some artists are arguing that AI art generators have been breaking the law to do this. Today, we talk to an artist whose paintings are at the center of a class action.For sponsor-free episodes of The Indi...
Indicators of the Week: tips, eggs and whisky 28 January 2023 00:09:37
Tips, eggs and whisky...it's a food edition of Indicators of the Week! We talk egg-spensive food costs and why at least one whisky drinker is upset with the maker of Fireball. For more economics content, subscribe to Planet Money's weekly newsletter.
Indicators of the Week: tips, eggs and whisky
Tips, eggs and whisky...it's a food edition of Indicators of the Week! We talk egg-spensive food costs and why at least one whisky drinker is upset with the maker of Fireball. For more economics content, subscribe to Planet Money's weekly newsletter.
What's the deal with the platinum coin? 26 January 2023 00:09:41
Forget extraordinary measures. Today we're going full extra extraordinary. How a trillion-dollar platinum coin could get the country around the debt ceiling limit. For sponsor-free episodes of The Indicator from Planet Money, subscribe to Planet Money+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.
What's the deal with the platinum coin?
Forget extraordinary measures. Today we're going full extra extraordinary. How a trillion-dollar platinum coin could get the country around the debt ceiling limit. For sponsor-free episodes of The Indicator from Planet Money, subscribe to Planet Money+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.
Want a balanced federal budget? It'll cost you. 26 January 2023 00:09:05
The U.S. reached its debt ceiling last week, and some lawmakers say they won't raise it unless there are also cuts to balance the budget. The problem? That would mean 25% reductions everywhere.For more economics content, subscribe to Planet Money's weekly newsletter.
Want a balanced federal budget? It'll cost you.
The U.S. reached its debt ceiling last week, and some lawmakers say they won't raise it unless there are also cuts to balance the budget. The problem? That would mean 25% reductions everywhere.For more economics content, subscribe to Planet Money's weekly newsletter.
A big bank's big mistake, explained 25 January 2023 00:09:46
One of the world's biggest banks acquires a promising tech company, and things go very, very wrong. It's a flashy tech startup story with some surprisingly low-tech twists and a web of alleged lies.For sponsor-free episodes of The Indicator from Planet Money, subscribe to Planet Money+ via Apple Po...
A big bank's big mistake, explained
One of the world's biggest banks acquires a promising tech company, and things go very, very wrong. It's a flashy tech startup story with some surprisingly low-tech twists and a web of alleged lies.For sponsor-free episodes of The Indicator from Planet Money, subscribe to Planet Money+ via Apple Po...
The great turnaround in shipping 23 January 2023 00:08:16
Prices for shipping carriers have gone back down to 2019 price levels after record highs during the pandemic. So what does this mean for consumers and businesses who rely on international trade? For sponsor-free episodes of The Indicator from Planet Money, subscribe to Planet Money+ via Apple Podcas...
The great turnaround in shipping
Prices for shipping carriers have gone back down to 2019 price levels after record highs during the pandemic. So what does this mean for consumers and businesses who rely on international trade? For sponsor-free episodes of The Indicator from Planet Money, subscribe to Planet Money+ via Apple Podcas...
Can China save its economy - and ours? 21 January 2023 00:09:45
What's up with China's GDP, what's down with China's population numbers, and what Marvel's return tells us. Indicators from China to bring in the Lunar New Year. For sponsor-free episodes of The Indicator from Planet Money, subscribe to Planet Money+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org
Can China save its economy - and ours?
What's up with China's GDP, what's down with China's population numbers, and what Marvel's return tells us. Indicators from China to bring in the Lunar New Year. For sponsor-free episodes of The Indicator from Planet Money, subscribe to Planet Money+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org
Simon says we're stuck with the debt ceiling (Encore) 19 January 2023 00:08:54
The debt ceiling approaches. A congressional standoff ensues. It wasn't always this way. So where did the debt ceiling come from? And how do other countries control their debt?This episode originally came out in October 2021.
Simon says we're stuck with the debt ceiling (Encore)
The debt ceiling approaches. A congressional standoff ensues. It wasn't always this way. So where did the debt ceiling come from? And how do other countries control their debt?This episode originally came out in October 2021.
Did AI write this headline? 18 January 2023 00:09:14
A chatbot that can do your homework for you? Sounds like every student's dream. But one college senior is building an app to call out the fakes. For more HUMAN WRITTEN content like this, subscribe to Planet Money's weekly newsletter.
Did AI write this headline?
A chatbot that can do your homework for you? Sounds like every student's dream. But one college senior is building an app to call out the fakes. For more HUMAN WRITTEN content like this, subscribe to Planet Money's weekly newsletter.
A chat with the president of the San Francisco Fed 18 January 2023 00:09:28
Today, a conversation with Mary Daly, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Her family faced the pain of high prices and a turbulent economy decades ago, so she dropped out of high school to earn money. That experience, she says, helps guide her today, as the Fed tries to bring dow...
A chat with the president of the San Francisco Fed
Today, a conversation with Mary Daly, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Her family faced the pain of high prices and a turbulent economy decades ago, so she dropped out of high school to earn money. That experience, she says, helps guide her today, as the Fed tries to bring dow...
CEO predictions, rural voters on the economy and IRS audits 14 January 2023 00:09:21
We comb through the surveys, polls, and reports so you don't have to! Three caught our attention for Indicators of the Week: one asking CEOs on whether we're headed for a recession, another on the economic challenges facing rural communities, and a report offering further evidence on the high audit ...
CEO predictions, rural voters on the economy and IRS audits
We comb through the surveys, polls, and reports so you don't have to! Three caught our attention for Indicators of the Week: one asking CEOs on whether we're headed for a recession, another on the economic challenges facing rural communities, and a report offering further evidence on the high audit ...

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