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Brittany Cronin

Assistant Producer, The Indicator from Planet Money

Brittany Cronin is an assistant producer for NPR's daily economics podcast, The Indicator from Planet Money. She is currently on an interim assignment reporting on energy and cars for NPR's Business Desk.

At The Indicator, she has reported on why McFlurry machines are always broken and the rise in entrepreneurship during the pandemic. She also spoke with lots of small business owners and workers early in the pandemic, documenting their struggles to get a PPP loan, to keep their families safe from Covid and to reopen their businesses.

Cronin graduated from Washington University in St. Louis and holds graduate degrees from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs and the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.

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Monthly car payments have crossed a record $700. What that means

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He's the first buyer of the electric F-150. Why he's the future of the car industry

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Oil companies are profiting from the scarcity driven by refineries losing capacity

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A gas pump is seen at a Chevron gas station on June 9 in Houston, Texas. Gas prices nationally hit an average of $5 a gallon, according to AAA. Brandon Bell/Getty Images hide caption

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Stakes are high for Ford and the fate of electric cars as F-150 Lightnings leave lots

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during the official opening of the new Tesla electric car manufacturing plant near Gruenheide, Germany, on March 22. Musk reportedly wants to lay off 10% of staff because of his worries about the economy. Christian Marquardt/Getty Images hide caption

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High inflation is taking a toll on energy and housing markets

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The national average price for diesel is up 75% from a year ago

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U.S. gas prices hit another record high

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A gas pump is seen in a station on Feb. 1 in Houston. Gasoline prices hit a new national record, not adjusted for inflation, surpassing the previous peak set around two months ago. Brandon Bell/Getty Images hide caption

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