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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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Of Puppies and Profits: The Beigie Awards

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a tough time for everyone, so many people have turned to a familiar source of comfort: pets!

Of Puppies and Profits: The Beigie Awards

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The Biden Relief Bill: Who Gets What

President Biden's Covid relief plan calls for about $1.9 trillion in government spending. Where is all that money going? We discuss a few of the biggest items in the bill.

The Biden Relief Bill: Who Gets What

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Are The Simpsons Still Middle Class?

The Simpsons were the quintessential American family when the show first aired back in 1989. But while the Simpsons have stayed largely the same, American middle class life has changed a lot.

Are The Simpsons Still Middle Class?

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Empty Houses, Reclaimed

Homes owned by California's department of transportation lay vacant. So people reclaimed them.

Empty Houses, Reclaimed

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Unemployment Insurance And Vaccines: Who's Left Behind?

Two of the most important ways the government is supporting Americans right now is through distributing vaccines and providing unemployment insurance. But are there cracks in the system?

Unemployment Insurance And Vaccines: Who's Left Behind?

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2021: The Year Of The Recovery?

2020 was a horrific year for the economy. We're hoping 2021 will be better, but will it? We discuss 3 indicators that suggest this year is shaping up to be better than last year.

2021: The Year Of The Recovery?

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The $1,000 Power Bill

The recent winter storm caused thousands of Texans to see their power bill climb to hundreds, even thousands of dollars. Can economics explain what happened?

The $1,000 Power Bill

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Seeking Refuge On The Open Road

Living on the open road is more than just an Instagram photo opportunity; for many it's both an economic necessity and a countercultural movement. Just ask Bob Wells, the evangelist of nomad life.

Seeking Refuge On The Open Road

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Alabama: The Newest Union Battleground

Amazon workers in Alabama are voting on whether to form the company's FIRST U.S. union. We explain how the union has succeeded in getting this far, and the potential ramifications of the vote.

Alabama: The Newest Union Battleground

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Cold Fronts, Propane And New Jobs - Indicators Of The Week

For our indicators of the week, we're talking about shortages of heating sources during the recent cold snap and trends amongst unemployed Americans.

Cold Fronts, Propane and New Jobs - Indicators of the Week

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