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Friday, Oct 19

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Tears For Sears

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A storied American retailer has filed for bankruptcy.

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A Rural Colorado Coal County Was Struggling. Then A Tech Company Brought New Jobs

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For the first time in years, Delta County in western Colorado is experiencing population growth, one indicator that rural Americans are increasingly feeling optimistic about their economic future.

Thursday, Oct 18

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Beating Bollywood

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Amazon and Netflix are trying to take on India. But, so far a Hollywood ending, south-Asian style, has eluded them.

Wednesday, Oct 17

Gross Dank Product

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Just because marijuana is now legal in Canada doesn't mean the market for it is easily quantifiable.

Tuesday, Oct 16

A Snapshot Of Poverty In America

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The Supplemental Poverty Report provides a more accurate and nuanced picture of poverty in America

Monday, Oct 15

If Your Medical Information Becomes A Moneymaker, Could You Get A Cut?

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Sometimes discoveries derived from patients' medical data become the foundation of new profit-making companies. A fledgling industry wants to help patients get a cut of the cash.

Overrated/Underrated: Nobel Prizes, Conversations, And Our Descendants

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Tyler Cowen rates Nobel prizes, blogs, and the importance of weirdness in conversation

Friday, Oct 12

The Economics of Apologies

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Turns out nothing says 'I'm sorry' like cold, hard cash

Wednesday, Oct 10

Life On China's Blacklist

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In China, if you don't pay back your loans, you could end up on a blacklist. When you're on it, you can't get a credit card or a plane ticket. Today on the show, we talk with someone on the blacklist.

Tuesday, Oct 9

China's Social Credit System

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China has a problem: it's economy grew fast and that led to a trust problem. If someone doesn't pay back a loan, there's no real enforcement. But the solution might cause problems of its own.

Monday, Oct 8

The Iron Lotus

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The reverse stock split is the Iron Lotus of the financial world. It looks complicated and absurd, and it often doesn't end well.

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Are You In Over Your Head With Debt? We Want To Hear From You

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Are you in over your head with debt? NPR wants to hear from you. In a few sentences tell us a bit about yourself, your situation and your major stumbling blocks with getting out of debt.

Friday, Oct 5

23

Who's Hiring?

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Today on the Indicator: stolen jobs-day trends ... from our clever jobs-day friends!

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Toyota Recalls More Than 800,000 Prius Vehicles In U.S.

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The recall addresses the way the cars respond if their hybrid systems run into problems. They're designed to enter a fail-safe or "limp home" driving mode, but in certain conditions they can stall.

Thursday, Oct 4

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What Comes Afta NAFTA

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The US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement keeps in place the basic NAFTA framework, with a few twists.

Wednesday, Oct 3

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What Happened To GE?

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General Electric used to be a household name — a pillar of the U.S. economy. Now, it's fighting to survive.

Tuesday, Oct 2

Going It Solo: The Complicated Financial Lives Of Freelancers

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For a growing population of independent workers, the flexibility of contract work comes with the headache of dealing with taxes and other issues that employers would normally handle.

Zeitgeist-y Bubbles

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How financial bubbles reflect the particular psychology of the times in which they inflate.

Monday, Oct 1

D.C.'s Billion-Dollar Lawsuit

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Washington, D.C. is being sued for a billion dollars... for gentrification.

Friday, Sep 28

The Case Of The Pricey Frito

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Corn prices are falling, but the price of Fritos in the White House press corps break room is up by 20%. What's going on? Team Indicator is on the case!

Thursday, Sep 27

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Baby Got Buybacks

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Companies are buying back stock from shareholders more than ever. Not everyone thinks that's a good thing.

Wednesday, Sep 26

Tariffs And Tourists And Trade Wars, Oh My!

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The U.S. trade war with China escalated this week. The Trump administration might be underestimating how many options the Chinese government has for responding to American tariffs.

Tuesday, Sep 25

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Less Risky Business

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The psychological scars wrought by the 2008 financial crisis are taking a long time to heal. We're a lot more cautious, which has serious implications for the economy.

Monday, Sep 24

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Saudi Arabia & The Paradox of Plenty

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This week in history: Saudi Arabian oil and the creation of Aramco.

Thursday, Sep 20

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The Young And The Restless

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Why boom and bust is part and parcel of the emerging economic experience.

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31 Percent Of U.S. Households Have Trouble Paying Energy Bills

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A report released Wednesday by the Energy Information Administration announced that African Americans, Hispanics and people with children were most impacted.

Wednesday, Sep 19

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The Psychological Effects Of The Financial Crisis, Lingering

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We hear a lot about the effects of the financial crisis on the economy and markets, but what about the lasting effects it had on our psyches?

Tuesday, Sep 18

Work Work Work

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The availability of work — the availability of jobs for people who want a job and even for people who didn't know they want a job — continues expanding.

Monday, Sep 17

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Down Clown

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Clowns and clowning have been suffering from a chronic branding crisis for decades. Can they fix it?

Friday, Sep 14

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Handle With Care

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In the midst of a deepening economic crisis, a reporter's dilemma.