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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
    • 4.7 • 7.7K 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 Friday And The Labor Market Mystery

    Jobs Friday And The Labor Market Mystery

    Unemployment is still above 6%, but companies across the US are saying they can't find people to fill their jobs. What's going on?

    Pepsi's Number Fever

    Pepsi's Number Fever

    Sometimes companies offer sales promotions that are TOO good, ending in livid customers and a disaster for the company.

    The VITA(L) Role Of Free Tax Prep

    The VITA(L) Role Of Free Tax Prep

    The IRS helps millions of people do their taxes FOR FREE every year. But, as with many things in the past year, covid has made this a little more complicated.

    • 9 min
    Confusion In The Health Insurance Marketplace

    Confusion In The Health Insurance Marketplace

    Millions of Americans are eligible for huge savings on health insurance due to Biden's stimulus plan, but many haven't taken up the offer. Why is it so hard to give people a break on health insurance?

    • 9 min
    A 21st Century Union

    A 21st Century Union

    A new union was formed earlier this year. Why has it caught our attention? Some of its members make more than $300,000 a year, and they all work at Alphabet, Google's parent company.

    • 9 min
    Shortages: Inflation In Disguise?

    Shortages: Inflation In Disguise?

    The pandemic spurred a year full of shortages, so why haven't producers responded by raising prices in most cases?

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
7.7K Ratings

7.7K Ratings

Mike in Potomac ,

Dropping late!

Your show is categorized by Apple as Semiweekly, vice Daily. As a result, the iOS 14.5 Podcasts app updates it hours after you publish it.

amazingdude7 ,

Bye Cardiff

Bye and hope you have a great business

Average Joe X ,

Needs to Return to What Made It Great

This has been a great podcast, especially when it covers the diverse indicators of economics. Ironically, the podcast is less diverse since it now seems primarily focused on race issues in the economy. While that is incredibly important, the economy is multidimensional. I hope the show begins to cover the other aspects of the economy, too—like it used to. That will make it a 5 star podcast once again.

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