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Director Danny Boyle; Omar Sosa Gets 'Kind Of Blue'; Adam Davidson On Ticket Scalping

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

In this episode: Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle talks about an unseen character from most of his films, the soundtrack. Boyle tells Soundcheck about handpicking music for Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, and most recently, his high-tech heist noir Trance.

Grammy-nominated composer and pianist Omar Sosa was inspired by Miles Davis' Kind Of Blue for his new record. Hear Sosa play songs from Eggun, which carries the spirit of Davis, live in the Soundcheck studio. 

And Planet Money's Adam Davidson explains why even with ticket scalping concert ticket prices are just too low. 

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Unemployment Claims Drop To Pre-Recession Levels

Thursday, August 22, 2013

More than 330,000 people filed new claims for unemployment insurance benefits last week. That sounds like a big number — and is a slight increase over the previous week — but it's being taken as some very good news. For a month, now, fewer new people are asking for unemployment insurance than at any time since November, 2007. That's before the Great Recession.

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Despite The Buzz, Local Food Has A Small Economic Impact

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The local food movement has received a lot of attention both for changing diets and buying habits. But has the movement has become a significant economic force?

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A New York Without Rent Regulation?

Monday, July 29, 2013

What would happen if New York did away with rent regulation? NPR Planet Money co-founder and New York Times contributor Adam Davidson discusses possible alternatives. 

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Dollar-Euro Exchange Rate Can Reveal Pulse Of Global Economy

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

We examine how the exchange rate between the Euro and the U.S. dollar reflects the health of the global economy.

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New Study Shows Brits Do American Dream Better Than U.S.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Just in time for Independence Day, a new study undermines one of American's most sacred notions, the American Dream. New research on economic mobility shows it is increasing in Britain and shrinking in the U.S.

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New Data Shows Wide Income Gap Within Some Professions

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Melissa Block talks to Adam Davidson about growing income inequality at every level of our economy. Davidson has been pouring over data recently released from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Companies Paying To Get Ahead With Economic Indicators

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Some trading firms have found a way to get an advanced peek at crucial economic data before anyone else.

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It’s The Economy Of Ticket Scalping, Stupid!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Adam Davidson, of NPR’s Planet Money podcast, explains why economists are finding that ticket prices for concerts are often much too low.  

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Housing Market Recovers Though Economy Lags Behind

Friday, May 24, 2013

Robert Siegel talks with Adam Davidson from Planet Money team about this week's cluster of positive data on the health of the U.S. housing market. Davidson says the strength of the housing sector is now irrefutable, even though a broader economic recovery is still years away.

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U.S. Battling Other Countries To Be Cheapest Source Of Goods

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Audie Cornish talks with Adam Davidson about the Labor Department's release of the import and export price indexes on Tuesday. The data underscore the difficulty of managing the U.S. economic recovery in the interconnected global economy.

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Immigrants Tend To Complement, Not Replace American Jobs

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

The Senate Judiciary Committee is beginning work Thursday on a proposal to overhaul the nation's immigration laws. Audie Cornish talks with Adam Davidson of the Planet Money team about what academic research says about the economic impact of immigration.

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Jobs Report Better Than Expected, But Still Not That Great

Friday, May 03, 2013

Melissa Block talks with Adam Davidson about Friday's unemployment report for April and the methodology that underlies it.

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Structural Or Cyclical? The Type Of Unemployment Matters

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Every week, the Department of Labor issues data detailing the number of people who filed for unemployment benefits in the previous week. According to Thursday's report, 385,000 people filed last week, the third weekly increase in a row, and a higher figure than expected. Robert Siegel talks with Adam Davidson about this week's initial claims report. Davidson says the report can help illuminate the vital question of whether the United States has a cyclical or a structural unemployment problem.

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4.2 Million Americans Were Hired In January (And 4.1 Million Quit Or Got Fired)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Even in good economic times, new jobs are constantly being created and old jobs are constantly being destroyed.

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Dow's 'Record Highs' Misleading Without Including Inflation

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at a record high Tuesday, but only if you look at the Dow in non-inflation-adjusted terms. Adam Davidson of the Planet Money team tells Melissa Block that the Dow is of almost no value as a measure of U.S. economic activity.

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Adam Davidson Tackles the Economy

Monday, February 25, 2013

Adam Davidson, co-founder and co-host of Planet Money, a co-production of NPR and This American Life, and author of the weekly "It's the Economy" column for the New York Times Magazine, talks about current economic issues—whether illegal immigrants really hurt the economy, what would happen if economists controlled the borders, the connection between money and happiness, and waning power of union, the debate over raising the minimum wage, sequestration, and more.

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Sandy's Economic Impact

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Adam Davidson, co-founder and co-host of Planet Money, a co-production of NPR and This American Life, and writer of the weekly "It's the Economy" column for the New York Times Magazine, looks at the economic impact of Hurricane Sandy.

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Rubber Ducks And Cheap Watches: Photos From New York's Junk Economy

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

A cluster of wholesale stores in Manhattan sell a weird mix cheap stuff to small entrepreneurs from Africa and Latin America.

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Why Can’t the Bronx Be More Like Brooklyn?

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Adam Davidson, co-founder of NPR’s Planet Money and contributor to the New York Times Magazine, looks into why the Bronx has been left out of much of the economic boom in New York City. His article “Why Can’t the Bronx Be More Like Brooklyn?” appeared in the July 10 New York Times Magazine.

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