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 today. It's a quick hit of insight into work, business, the economy, and everything else. Listen weekday afternoons.

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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.

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Women, Men And Hedge Funds

Introducing a new series: Finance Fridays With Mary!

Women, Men And Hedge Funds

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Gold Rush 2.0

The price of gold is at a six-year high and gold bugs say it's the safest place to put your money in uncertain times. But is it actually a good investment?

Gold Rush 2.0

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Yield Curve: You Asked, We Answer

The yield curve is inverted! We answer a few questions we have gotten from our listeners about our beloved recession predicting indicator.

Yield Curve: You Asked, We Answer

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Emily Lang

Tricking Myself Into Paying My Student Loans

About 44 million people owe nearly 1.5 trillion dollars in student loans all together. But for some people — like our producer Darius Rafieyan — paying them requires some mental adjustments.

Tricking Myself Into Paying My Student Loans

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Constanza Gallardo

Can GIPHY Make It Rain?

GIPHY makes those viral mini-videos that people use to color their texts and emails. They're super popular, but they're free. So how does GIPHY plan to make money?

Can GIPHY Make It Rain?

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Bitcoin's Energy Bill

The computers that mine Bitcoin use a lot of electricity. That's created some unique arbitrage opportunities in different parts of the world. And causing governments some concern.

Bitcoin's Energy Bill

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Japan's Worker Shortage

Japan's worker shortage has gotten so bad it's forced some companies to declare bankruptcy. The solution? Telling workers to work less.

Japan's Worker Shortage

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Deutsche Bank Breaks The Pizza Barrier

One of the biggest international banks--Deutsche Bank--is laying off 18,000 workers and cutting costs to try and save itself from going under. How did things get so bad?

Deutsche Bank Breaks The Pizza Barrier

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Is LA Ready For A Big Earthquake?

Last week's California quakes have reinforced fears of "the big one", the high-magnitude trembler that seismologists say is inevitable. How ready is the city of Los Angeles?

Is LA Ready For A Big Earthquake?

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Jobs Friday...On Monday

The monthly pace of jobs growth has slowed this year. But that's not necessarily a problem.

Jobs Friday...On Monday

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