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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
    • 4.9 • 30 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.

    The money going into and out of gun stocks

    The money going into and out of gun stocks

    After the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, some investors are making bets on gun-related stocks while others are trying to avoid them altogether.

    • 8 min
    The pros and cons of a strong dollar

    The pros and cons of a strong dollar

    The U.S. Dollar has gotten a lot stronger in recent months compared with other currencies. Today, we dive into the economics of foreign exchange and the pros and cons of dollar dominance.

    • 9 min
    Tyler Cowen's 101 on discovering talent

    Tyler Cowen's 101 on discovering talent

    Matching talent with opportunity is great for economic growth. But when it comes to Identifying talent, we have a lot to learn according to economist Tyler Cowen. He joins the show today to talk about innovative strategies for finding under the radar talent.

    • 9 min
    Why women make great bosses

    Why women make great bosses

    Companies with more top female execs are more likely to please customers, be socially responsible, and are more profitable. But we don't know why. Today we talk to Corinne Post, who thinks she's solved the mystery.

    • 9 min
    The government program that contributed to the baby formula shortage

    The government program that contributed to the baby formula shortage

    Baby formula is in short supply after a voluntary February recall by the manufacturer, Abbott. Today, we explain how the government helped shape the U.S. formula market, and why that structure led to a devastating shortage.

    • 9 min
    Factory boom, credit card debt defaults and housing

    Factory boom, credit card debt defaults and housing

    The economy is in a weird place right now. It seems like every day there are new numbers coming out that say economic conditions are either great or poor. Today, we bring you some indicators this week — factory output, credit card defaults and housing — and bring some clarity to the tumult.

    • 9 min

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