Adrian Ma

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How Saudi Arabia is using its oil influence to fund fantastical plans for the future

Thursday, February 15, 2024

For decades, Saudi Arabia's economy has been defined by its abundant oil reserves. But with a plan known as Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia is trying to pivot away from that economic base.

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'The Indicator From Planet Money': The lawsuit that could shake up the rental market

Friday, January 19, 2024

Plaintiffs allege some big property management companies colluded to raise rental prices using an algorithm. How do these lawsuits challenge conventional thinking about collusion?

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Soon there's going to be a new and easier way to buy into cryptocurrency

Friday, January 12, 2024

The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved a different way to buy into cryptocurrency. NPR's Planet Money team presents an explanation of bitcoin exchange traded funds.

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The crypto comeback

Saturday, December 30, 2023

At the start of the year, the market for cryptocurrencies was in the midst of a monthslong crash. But as we close out 2023, some digital currencies are surging.

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Inside Sarajevo's War Childhood Museum

Saturday, December 30, 2023

Children who live through war don't often have a chance to tell their stories. One museum in Sarajevo hopes to change that.

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Pod corner: 'Civics 101'

Saturday, December 30, 2023

Civics 101 is a podcast refresher course on the basics of how the U.S. government works, including federal holidays, why we have them and how we make them.

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Investopedia unveils its list of 10 most-searched economic words and phrases in 2023

Friday, December 15, 2023

As we close out the year, Investopedia's list of most-searched terms for 2023 offers insights into the collective economic psyche.

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How political campaigns are raising millions through unwitting donors

Friday, December 01, 2023

Our Planet Money team explores how much money has been raised by political campaigns that automatically sign up donors to weekly donations without their knowledge.

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The staple dish of fish and chips is taking on a luxury price tag in the U.K.

Friday, November 24, 2023

Comfort foods like fish and chips in the U.K. are often cheap dishes with humble origins. But economic headwinds are putting the squeeze on owners of fish and chip shops.

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The Indicator from Planet Money: When a food staple becomes a luxury

Friday, November 24, 2023

Comfort foods are often cheap dishes with humble origins. What happens when our staples become luxuries? Economic headwinds in the U.K. are putting the squeeze on owners of fish and chip shops.

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Why the Fed isn't entirely to blame for current high interest rates on loans

Friday, November 10, 2023

Interest rates on a potential loan right now are pretty high. Part of the reason is the rate of a return, or yield, on a U.S. Treasury bond. The folks at The Indicator From Planet Money explain.

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Are real estate agent fees a racket?

Saturday, November 04, 2023

A class action lawsuit could upend the way home realtors are compensated in America.

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Producing a Broadway hit has a few things in common with investing in tech start-ups

Friday, October 27, 2023

The producer of hit shows like Dear Evan Hansen explains how he applies lessons learned from venture capital tech funding to investing in multi-million dollar Broadway productions.

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It was fed-up farmers who started the only government-run bank in the U.S.

Friday, September 01, 2023

There is only one public bank in the United States, and a group in Rochester, N.Y., is trying to change that. The Indicator from Planet Money explores the challenges of public banking in the U.S.

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Having filed for bankruptcy, Yellow plans to break itself up and sell itself off

Friday, August 18, 2023

Yellow stunned the trucking industry when it filed for bankruptcy this month. A specific type of loan, the debtor in possession financing, promises some rich returns to the lender in this case.

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The evidence on remote work is changing

Friday, August 04, 2023

New evidence suggests working from home, at least full time, may not be as productive as we once thought.

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What Barbie's professional history says about women in the labor force

Friday, July 28, 2023

With more than 200 careers under her pink belt, Barbie has always been a hard worker. What can the types of professions Barbie's done tell us about women in the U.S. labor force? A lot, actually.

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How fast-fashion behemoth Shein became so controversial

Friday, July 14, 2023

A combination of tech savvy, controlled supply chains and tariff relief have all helped Chinese online retailer Shein become a fast-fashion behemoth. Can it withstand the backlash?

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What happens when insurers can't get insurance?

Friday, June 30, 2023

Homeowner insurance companies are leaving states facing increasing natural disasters made worse by climate change. The cost for those companies to get their own insurance has skyrocketed.

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'The Indicator' from Planet Money: How ending affirmative action changed California

Friday, June 16, 2023

California's 1996 ban on affirmative action at public universities offers clues about how students and the economy may be affected if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the policy nationwide.

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