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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.

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As Solar Energy's Price Has Dropped, More Companies Get Onboard

Friday, February 21, 2020

When it was first introduced, solar power was so expensive that it was a punchline in the energy business. Since then prices have fallen, and today solar power is cheaper than coal.

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Companies Face An Uphill Battle Trying To Get Americans To Eat Bugs

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

A new crop of young entrepreneurs are looking to capitalize on the latest food trend: eating bugs. The protein source is showing up on shelves at grocery chains.

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Toys R Us Reopens 2 Stores Under New Ownership After Painful Bankruptcy

Friday, November 29, 2019

Toys R Us has reopened just two stores after a painful bankruptcy. This Black Friday will be its first under new ownership.

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T-Mobile Has A Trademark On Magenta, Demands An Insurance Company Stop Using It

Monday, November 25, 2019

The mobile phone carrier is serious about the color associated with its brand. Now, a legal dispute involving T-Mobile's parent is raising the question: Is it possible to own a color?

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T-Mobile Lawsuit Argues That The Company Should Have Sole Use Of Magenta Color

Monday, November 25, 2019

A legal dispute involving the parent company of T- Mobile is raising the question: Is it possible to own a color?

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As Oil Prices Drop And Money Dries Up, Is The U.S. Shale Boom Going Bust?

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The boom that helped make the U.S. the world's largest oil producer could be ending. Oil prices are down amid weak demand, and investors no longer seem willing to write the industry a blank check.

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Why The American Leather Industry Is Having A Tough Time

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The leather industry hit a peak in 2014. Retailers were forced to find cheaper, artificial alternatives. Now, leather is struggling to regain the market share it lost. The trade war is not helping.

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My Journey Into The World Of Men's Beauty

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Makeup was once thought to be the exclusive realm of women, but more and more men are experimenting with cosmetics — and the industry is taking notice. A reporter gives it a try.

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How One Man Used Miles To Fulfill His Dream To Visit Every Country Before Turning 40

Monday, September 23, 2019

A growing subculture of savvy consumers is finding new ways to game credit card points. But it's not a game for everyone.

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California's Plan To Cap Rent Increases Could Drive Up Prices In The Long Run

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Is rent control a tool to help fight a housing crisis? California is taking steps to enact a state-wide cap on rent increases. But, recent studies show that rent control may actually drive up rents in the long run.

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The Price Of Gold Is At A 6-Year High. But Is It Actually A Good Investment?

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

The price of gold is at its highest in six years. "Gold bugs" — that is, die-hard gold investors — swear by the commodity as a certain bet. But are they right?

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California Is Divided Over Development Amid Severe Housing Shortage

Thursday, July 18, 2019

The governor of California wants cities in his state to build more housing, but some of them don't appear to be moving fast enough. The state has taken Huntington Beach to court.

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Examining Congestion Pricing In Cities

Thursday, April 25, 2019

New York City is rolling out a new solution to the problem of congestion, but questions remain about who exactly will foot the bill.

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The Traffic Tariff

Monday, April 22, 2019

New York will soon charge drivers to enter the most crowded parts of the city. Congestion pricing: Does it work? Who's doing it? And is it coming to a city near you?

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The Cost Of Measles

Monday, April 15, 2019

The cost of a measles outbreak - to individuals, families, communities, and the country - is high.

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One Man's Quest To Protect A Rare Kind Of Hazelnut Tree

Thursday, April 11, 2019

The hazelnut business is in a bind. Demand is rising, supply is tight, and a deadly fungal disease is constraining production. But one man may have found a solution.

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The 20-Year Quest To Save Nutella

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Global demand for hazelnuts is growing, thanks to the popularity of products like Nutella. So it should be a great time to be in the hazelnut business... but there's one big problem.

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The Disease Detectives

Thursday, February 07, 2019

The dedicated officers of the epidemic intelligence service are foot soldiers in a relentless battle against infectious disease.

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What Keeps Economists Up At Night? And Other Stuff

Friday, January 18, 2019

We armed The Indicator's producers with your questions, and they unleashed them on a roomful of economists at the annual meeting of the American Economic Association.

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