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Friday, November 19, 2021
The vinyl record supply chain has always been a little fragile. But can it withstand the economic force that is Adele? She reportedly pressed over 500,000 vinyl records for her new album, 30.
Friday, October 29, 2021
In the Netflix hit series Squid Game, cash-strapped players compete in deadly children's games for money. NPR's podcast, The Indicator, looks at what the show reveals about debt and decision making.
Friday, October 22, 2021
The Beergame App simulates the steps of selling beer from brewer to drinker — revealing a real world problem that can tangle the supply chain.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Here's what a troubled property developer tells us about the Chinese economy.
Monday, September 27, 2021
For decades, China exported better and cheaper stuff. But now China is experiencing a factory worker crunch that could lead to higher prices on exports. It's been a long time coming.
Friday, September 03, 2021
An epic drought and population explosion is draining Lake Mead and the Colorado River, which millions in the Southwestern U.S. rely on.
Friday, August 20, 2021
The plant-based meat industry is growing rapidly, and companies that have traditionally focused on fattening cows with grass, corn, soy and other crops are now trying to take beef out of the equation.
Thursday, August 12, 2021
The Senate is set to go on break without raising the debt ceiling, prompting grievances among Washington lawmakers. But the only time in history the debt was paid down, it didn't go quite as planned.
Thursday, July 15, 2021
The latest Consumer Price Index showed prices were up 5.4% compared to a year ago. But how exactly does the government track this number?
Friday, July 09, 2021
Demand for homes has increased dramatically this year amidst a labor shortage in the construction industry. So employers are increasing wages and getting creative to entice people into the trades.
Thursday, June 03, 2021
The Chehalis Tribe in Washington state has a plan to create jobs and revenue. The problem? A racist law from 1834.
Friday, May 28, 2021
It might be the best product in the world, but that doesn't mean people will try it. What does it take to get consumers to try something new — like toothpaste tablets?
Friday, May 28, 2021
The U.S. just backed calls by South Africa and India to waive intellectual property protection for COVID-19 vaccines, but that may not be enough to ramp up vaccine production.
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Skinny jeans dominated the jeans market for nearly two decades. Now they make up about 33% of jeans sales. The Indicator from Planet Money investigates the possible demise of the skinny jean.
Friday, May 07, 2021
Have you ever dreamed of winning a promotion that seems too good to be true? From Planet Money, the podcast The Indicator has the story of a promotion that went terribly wrong for Pepsi.
Wednesday, April 07, 2021
Many doctors and nurses say they are not receiving enough N95 masks to feel safe. Yet, U.S. companies say they can't sell their federally approved N95 masks to hospitals.
Thursday, November 12, 2020
There are a lot of lessons to be learned from the time the world came together to plug the hole in the ozone layer.
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Running the numbers on giving in the time of coronavirus
Tuesday, November 05, 2019
There is a pattern that has repeated itself throughout the history of the opium trade.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Revolutions don't just happen. A data-driven approach to studying activism suggests two characteristics can vastly increase chances of success.