Cardiff Garcia

U.S. Alphaville Editor, Financial Times

Cardiff Garcia appears in the following:

'Reclaimers' Broke Into Empty Houses And Got To Stay — But Others Haven't Since

Thursday, March 04, 2021

Capital & Main's Robin Urevich tells the story for The Indicator from Planet Money of homeless and housing-insecure people who broke into empty government-owned homes in Los Angeles and occupied them.


For Some Restaurants, Closing Can Be Just As Stressful As Staying Open

Friday, February 26, 2021

We've heard a lot about how hard it's been for restaurants to stay open during the pandemic. But what we often don't hear is that closing can be just as tough.


The Economy Aboard The International Space Station

Friday, January 22, 2021

For astronauts living at the International Space Station, money is practically useless. There's nowhere to spend it. Instead astronauts developed a functioning barter economy.


Planet Money: Entrepreneurship Is On The Rise Despite Pandemic

Friday, January 15, 2021

The coronavirus has been responsible for massive business closures, but figures show Americans are still starting businesses at the fastest rate in more than a decade.


INTERPOL Warns People About Counterfeit Coronavirus Vaccines

Friday, December 25, 2020

The first doses of COVID-19 vaccines are being administered. Our Planet Money team delves into the dark web to learn more about the counterfeit vaccines that are being sold around the world.


How Shipping Shortfalls Are Affecting Small Businesses

Friday, December 11, 2020

Online sales have exploded this year, which means an increase in shipping volumes. As the holiday season approaches, NPR discusses how shipping delays may affect small businesses.


Thanksgiving Dinners Are The Cheapest They've Been In Decades

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Each year, The American Farm Bureau estimates the cost of Thanksgiving dinner. The most shocking finding this year? Thanksgiving dinner is the cheapest it's been since the survey started 35 years ago.


Planet Money: The Lemon Plays A Critical Role In The Mafia's Creation

Thursday, November 19, 2020

The essential ingredient in the birth of the mafia wasn't the threats or the murders or the other stuff that's great for Hollywood movies. It was lemons. Our Planet Money team explains.


Public Health Officials Face A Need To Market Coronavirus Vaccination

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

News of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine's effectiveness has inspired hope around containing the coronavirus. But polls show that up to two-thirds of Americans say they are unlikely to get a vaccine.


Broadway Artists Push For Legislation To Support Industry In The Pandemic

Friday, October 30, 2020

As arts workers continue to struggle, they're trying their hand at something new — a piece of legislation that would keep their industry alive through the pandemic.


How More Women Than Men Are Being Impacted By The Recession

Friday, October 30, 2020

Of the 1.1 million people who left the job market in September, more than 860,000 were women. We examine why women are dropping out of the workforce, and what it will mean for the economy.


What Will Happen To Commercial Real Estate As More People Work From Home?

Friday, October 09, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic forced many people to work from home. NPR looks into what remote work from home could mean for commercial real estate.


Egg Prices Skyrocket During The Pandemic

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

The price of eggs skyrocketed at the start of the pandemic. That had some states crying foul — and filing suits against egg companies.


Why Millions Of Americans May Soon Face Eviction

Friday, August 28, 2020

With government support programs suspended and no immediate prospect of a resolution, millions of renters in the U.S. could soon be facing evictions.


'Planet Money': What Will It Take To Speed Up The Vaccine Process?

Thursday, August 27, 2020

It seems everyone wants to develop a coronavirus vaccine. But vaccine development usually takes years. The White House is betting money can speed things up.


U.S. Sees Housing Boom Amid Economic Crisis

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Most of the U.S. economy is in decline due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but home sales are skyrocketing at a record pace. NPR's The Indicator from Planet Money discusses the boom.


Pandemic Puts Restaurant Owners In The Business Fight Of Their Lives

Friday, July 31, 2020

Restaurants are going out of business in droves. But some are battling hard to keep their doors open.


Companies Are Getting Creative To Find Ways To Store Crude Oil Surplus

Thursday, July 23, 2020

The oil market is oversupplied, partially due to the global economic slowdown. And companies have to come up with creative ways to store excesses of oil.


How Much Would Coronavirus Vaccine Cost?

Friday, July 03, 2020

Governments and drug companies agree there is an urgency to develop a vaccine for COVID-19. But their motives for developing it are different — and it might hugely affect the vaccine's price.


Planet Money Indicator: Corporate Debt During The Pandemic

Friday, July 03, 2020

The coronavirus crisis has left many companies with huge budget shortfalls and some have turned to borrowing. There is a new strategy that some companies have adopted to control their debt.