Cardiff Garcia

U.S. Alphaville Editor, Financial Times

Cardiff Garcia appears in the following:

The Cost Of Corn Is Down, So Why Did The Cost Of Fritos At The White House Go Up?

Friday, October 12, 2018

NPR's daily economics podcast, The Indicator, sets out to solve a market mystery: why has the price of Fritos gone up in the White House press corps vending machine, despite a decrease in the cost of corn?

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China's Brave New World

Thursday, October 11, 2018

China is piloting a so-called social credit system, which allots every citizen a certain number of points. If you do the "right thing" you can extra points. If you don't, you can lose points.

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Life On China's Blacklist

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

In China, if you don't pay back your loans, you could end up on a blacklist. When you're on it, you can't get a credit card or a plane ticket. Today on the show, we talk with someone on the blacklist.

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China's Social Credit System

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

China has a problem: it's economy grew fast and that led to a trust problem. If someone doesn't pay back a loan, there's no real enforcement. But the solution might cause problems of its own.

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Who's Hiring?

Friday, October 05, 2018

Today on the Indicator: stolen jobs-day trends ... from our clever jobs-day friends!

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What Comes Afta NAFTA

Thursday, October 04, 2018

The US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement keeps in place the basic NAFTA framework, with a few twists.

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What These Overlooked Economic Indicators Say About Work And The Labor Market

Thursday, October 04, 2018

The latest jobs report comes out Friday and economists expect to see more new jobs being created, at a healthy pace. But there aren't just more jobs. People are also changing jobs more often.

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What Happened To GE?

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

General Electric used to be a household name — a pillar of the U.S. economy. Now, it's fighting to survive.

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Zeitgeist-y Bubbles

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

How financial bubbles reflect the particular psychology of the times in which they inflate.

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D.C.'s Billion-Dollar Lawsuit

Monday, October 01, 2018

Washington, D.C. is being sued for a billion dollars... for gentrification.

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The Case Of The Pricey Frito

Friday, September 28, 2018

Corn prices are falling, but the price of Fritos in the White House press corps break room is up by 20%. What's going on? Team Indicator is on the case!

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A 'Turning Point' In The Housing Market

Friday, September 28, 2018

Ever since the end of the financial crisis, rents have been rising all across America. A recent report could signal a turning point in the housing recovery.

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Tariffs And Tourists And Trade Wars, Oh My!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The U.S. trade war with China escalated this week. The Trump administration might be underestimating how many options the Chinese government has for responding to American tariffs.

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Less Risky Business

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The psychological scars wrought by the 2008 financial crisis are taking a long time to heal. We're a lot more cautious, which has serious implications for the economy.

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Saudi Arabia & The Paradox of Plenty

Monday, September 24, 2018

This week in history: Saudi Arabian oil and the creation of Aramco.

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Rent!

Friday, September 21, 2018

Rents in America are leveling off. At last!

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The Young And The Restless

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Why boom and bust is part and parcel of the emerging economic experience.

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The Psychological Effects Of The Financial Crisis, Lingering

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

We hear a lot about the effects of the financial crisis on the economy and markets, but what about the lasting effects it had on our psyches?

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Work Work Work

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The availability of work — the availability of jobs for people who want a job and even for people who didn't know they want a job — continues expanding.

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Down Clown

Monday, September 17, 2018

Clowns and clowning have been suffering from a chronic branding crisis for decades. Can they fix it?

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