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Friday, July 27, 2018
Despite low unemployment, the United States economy isn't in the clear. The personal savings rate and real wages, which are waged adjusted for inflation, are not as good as they could be.
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Three legends in their respective fields, three disastrous investment mistakes.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
The Diamond-Water Paradox poses the question: If we need water to survive and we don't need diamonds, why are diamonds expensive and water cheap?
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
President Trump broke with tradition by lamenting that rising rates are keeping the dollar strong and the trade deficit wide. But rising rates and a stronger dollar are the results of his own agenda.
Monday, July 23, 2018
The European Commission just slapped Google with a $5 billion fine for abusing its Android monopoly. How did it create the alleged monopoly? By making Android free.
Friday, July 20, 2018
Can the yield curve predict recession, or is it a dated model? Planet Money explains.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Three worrying indicators to keep an eye on — less complicated than the yield curve, but something you can talk about at the water cooler.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
It may be too late to avoid a trade war between the U.S. and China, but there might be a simple way to stop the trade wars of the future.
Friday, July 13, 2018
We respond to your letters, tweets and messages: We talk Iran, yield curve and how to pronounce Hyundai.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Starbucks, Ikea, Vancouver, Scotland: They've all banned plastic straws. The movement is meant to help reduce plastic waste in the ocean. But will it work, or will it backfire?
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Banks and other financial institutions have their own banking accounts at the Federal Reserve. Morgan Ricks argues that regular folks should have access to Fed accounts, too.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
President Trump recently announced strict economic sanctions in Iran. Today on the show, we talked to a young Iranian man about what it's like to live in the Iranian economy right now.
Monday, July 09, 2018
Every time the yield curve has inverted since 1970, the economy has fallen into recession. It's getting close to inverting now, but it may no longer be the recession predictor it once was.
Friday, July 06, 2018
Two stories from our Indicator team. One province in China makes many of the world's flags. It's a unique window on global trade. And we find out why so few teenagers are working summer jobs.
Friday, July 06, 2018
It's jobs Friday! For a comprehensive mid-year update on the labor market, we ask labor economist Betsey Stevenson ten questions in ten minutes.
Thursday, July 05, 2018
A quirk in French labor law makes it especially difficult for a company to lay off its employees. It's a system designed to protect workers, but it also has consequences for the rest of the economy.
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Flags: symbol of a country, patriotic rallying cry, and a telling economic indicator. Today on the show, a factory in China that makes American flags, and what it tells us about the modern economy.
Monday, July 02, 2018
The unemployment rate is already below the Federal Reserve's estimate for maximum employment. But former Fed Governor Sarah Bloom Raskin says it may still have further to fall.
Friday, June 29, 2018
Every year, the nation's biggest banks are subjected to stress tests, hypothetical disaster scenarios designed to test their balance sheets. But the stress tests could soon be getting less stressful.
Thursday, June 28, 2018
The price of oil continued climbing throughout this year, catching forecasters and consumers by surprise. What happened, and what might make it move in the second half of the year?