Cardiff Garcia

U.S. Alphaville Editor, Financial Times

Cardiff Garcia appears in the following:

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.


Police Fines Fund City Budgets, But At A Cost

Friday, June 19, 2020

NPR's daily economics podcast The Indicator from Planet Money investigates how the fees and fines that make up city budgets disproportionately target low-income communities and communities of color.


The Link Between Disproportionate Police Brutality And Police Unions

Friday, June 12, 2020

Data shows that the police's disproportionate use of force is associated with the fact that it is hard to prosecute officers for wrongful killings — and one possible reason for that is police unions.


Fashion Brands Propel The Rise Of The Designer Mask

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Wearing masks in public has become more common in the U.S. amid the pandemic. Fashion historian Valerie Steele discusses how medical masks give rise to the "fashion mask."


COVID-19 Pandemic Puts Rural Hospitals Under Even More Pressure

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Rural hospitals already walk a scalpel's edge between solvency and collapse. The coronavirus outbreak threatens to push many of them over the brink.


Sweden's Controversial Decision To Not Lock Down The Country

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Most of the world's major economies are on lockdown to combat the coronavirus. But the Swedish government has kept the country open — claiming it is better for the economy and for public health.


Hair Products Entrepreneur Finds A Way To Keep Her Business Afloat

Friday, April 10, 2020

Faced with the prospect of closing up shop because of the coronavirus, some companies are retooling and pivoting to keep their doors open, and their workers employed.