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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.

The Indicator from Planet Money NPR

    • Business
    • 5.0, 3 Ratings

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.

    Jobs In June

    Jobs In June

    The BLS jobs report for June was better than expected, but showed the U.S. economy is still suffering badly from coronavirus.

    • 9 min
    The Market For Student Loans

    The Market For Student Loans

    Americans owe about $1.5 trillion in student debt. But who actually owns those loans? One borrower goes looking for an answer—and uncovers a multi-billion dollar shadow market.

    • 9 min
    Listener Questions: Past Pandemics And Property Prices

    Listener Questions: Past Pandemics And Property Prices

    On the Spanish Flu, housing prices, and the resilience of Australia's economy. Indicator listener questions, answered.

    • 9 min
    The Uncounted Workforce

    The Uncounted Workforce

    Incarcerated Americans make goods for American companies, and get paid next to nothing for their labor.

    • 9 min
    Sadie Alexander, America's First Black Economist

    Sadie Alexander, America's First Black Economist

    Sadie Alexander was the first African-American to earn a PhD in economics. We think her contributions deserve another look.

    • 9 min
    Liar Loans

    Liar Loans

    Many businesses have been negatively affected by the pandemic. But some companies that have borrowed a lot of money are manipulating their numbers, to avoid breaking their debt agreements.

    • 9 min

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