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'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.