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The Indicator from Planet Money
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... more

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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... more

28 Jan 2023 · 9 minutes
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... more

26 Jan 2023 · 9 minutes
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... more

26 Jan 2023 · 9 minutes
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 ... more

25 Jan 2023 · 9 minutes
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... more

23 Jan 2023 · 8 minutes
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... more

21 Jan 2023 · 9 minutes
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... more

19 Jan 2023 · 8 minutes
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... more

18 Jan 2023 · 9 minutes
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... more

18 Jan 2023 · 9 minutes
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... more

14 Jan 2023 · 9 minutes
The Indicator from Planet Money
Indicators of the Week: tips, eggs and whisky
The Indicator from Planet Money