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Thursday, Nov 29

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Space Economics

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From moon missions and space shuttles to public-private partnerships.

Wednesday, Nov 28

Do Sanctions Work?

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Sanctions have become an increasingly common foreign policy tool for the U.S. How effective are they?

Tuesday, Nov 27

College Side Hustle

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Colleges and universities are finding creative ways to make money.

Monday, Nov 26

Bonds, Rating Agencies And Chocolate

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Marilyn Cohen talks bonds, rating agencies and the yield curve, in overrated, underrated.

Sunday, Nov 25

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Understaffed And Overworked: Firefighters Exhausted By Severe California Fires

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As major wildfires increase in California, some firefighters are being pushed to the point of exhaustion — and overtime costs are soaring.

Saturday, Nov 24

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Black Friday: Online Retail Makes Inroads But Shoppers Still Pack The Malls

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Shoppers on Black Friday spoke of enjoying the "vibe" of the mall, despite online retail making increasing strides into the holiday market.

Friday, Nov 23

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See Stocks Run

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The stock market has been on a wild ride lately. Today, the Indicator looks at what's going on and whether we should worry for the economy.

Wednesday, Nov 21

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The Price Of Your Turkey Dinner

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We talk turkey with the American Farm Bureau about changes in the price of Thanksgiving Dinner.

Tuesday, Nov 20

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The Ins & Outs Of The Minimum Wage

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The minimum wage is a contentious issue. Some claim it's a job killer. But what does the research show?

Dow Falls 950 Points, Or 4 Percent, In 2 Days

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There was a bloodbath in tech stocks. Companies like Apple depend on foreign markets and there are signs trade tensions are slowing growth in Europe and China. Apple and Facebook stocks have fallen.

Monday, Nov 19

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Recession Indicators, Pt 2

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Wondering whether we're poised to tip into a recession? The jobs market may point the way.

Friday, Nov 16

Recession Indicators, Pt 1

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Are we heading into a recession? The Conference Board's Leading Indicator has ten ways to tell.

Thursday, Nov 15

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The Lucky Country

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Australia hasn't had a recession in 27 years. Good policy? Or just good luck?

Wednesday, Nov 14

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Oil Up, Oil Down

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The decline in the oil price since the end of October has been stunning in its depth and speed, and follows more than a year of climbing. What changed?

Tuesday, Nov 13

The Problem With The Pink Tax

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Women pay more than men for many consumer products. Today on the show: Why some economists still think that's a good thing.

Monday, Nov 12

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Recession Suppression Needs Policy Aggression

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The next global economic downturn could be even harder to reverse than the last one.

Friday, Nov 9

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The 401(k) Turns 40

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The 401(k) retirement plan turned 40 this week! Today on the show, we chronicle the rise of the 401(k), the fall of the pension, and talk to the man who started it all.

Thursday, Nov 8

All Aboard The Bankmobile!

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How one bank gave a whole new meaning to the term "mobile banking."

Wednesday, Nov 7

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Your Lifetime Value Score

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You may not know it, but companies are silently scoring you... and using that score to figure out how to treat you.

Tuesday, Nov 6

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Stacey And Cardiff Answer To The People

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We answer questions from our listeners and issue a couple of mea culpas.

Monday, Nov 5

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Ode On A Grecian Tax

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Taxes get a bad reputation, but they were central to the formation of representative government, says financial historian William N. Goetzmann.

Saturday, Nov 3

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New Homebuyers Face A Friendlier Housing Market, Thanks To Cooldown

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In many parts of the country it's actually gotten a bit easier, though not any cheaper, to buy a house. Housing sales are down nationwide, and the market is cooling off.

Friday, Nov 2

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How Companies Cope (With A Tight Labor Market)

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Wage growth has (finally) been accelerating, but what else are companies doing to bid for workers?

Thursday, Nov 1

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Why Ecuador Uses The Dollar

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One of our youngest listeners asked us why Ecuador changed its currency to U.S. dollars, so we found out!

Wednesday, Oct 31

Paranormal Profits

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Horror movies are good business. Scary good. They are more likely to be profitable than any other kind of movie. Today on the show, we look at why.

Tuesday, Oct 30

The Best Day For Payday

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Weekly, biweekly, or every month — which payday makes the most sense?

Monday, Oct 29

Judgment Bonds

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Municipalities are increasingly going to the bond market to pay their court settlement costs.

Friday, Oct 26

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Lotteries And Happiness

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We assume that winning the lottery will make us happier. In some ways it does, in others — not so much.

Thursday, Oct 25

Difficulty With The Deficit

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The deficit normally shrinks when the economy is strengthening, but not now.

Wednesday, Oct 24

The Rise Of The Machines

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In just six years, robots could achieve parity with humans in the workplace, with machines working the same number of hours as people.