Stacey Vanek Smith appears in the following:
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
A rural county in Pennsylvania was once dubbed the "refugee capital of America" by the BBC. How did Lancaster County earn this nickname?
Thursday, November 21, 2019
How did the cranberry go from a seasonal, Thanksgiving favorite to an all-year round, ubiquitous supermarket staple?
Thursday, October 31, 2019
WeWork's name had become synonymous with coworking and it had plans to go public. Until investors had the opportunity to look at the company's books.
Friday, October 18, 2019
The most recent retail sales numbers suggest American consumers are pulling back. Forever 21 filed for bankruptcy and revealed some big flaws in the business model known as fast fashion.
Friday, September 20, 2019
There's a tech boom in Tijuana, Mexico, as American companies look for skilled labor to fill technology jobs at a lower cost than it would be in California.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
A while back, the charity Feeding America was a mess. It was sending pickles to food banks that wanted produce, and potatoes to Idaho. So they called some economists, and a free food market was born.
Thursday, September 05, 2019
The horn of a rhinoceros can go for more than $100,000 on the black market. For poachers, the rhino is a walking gold mine. Can the plight of rhinos be solved by using capitalism?
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?
Friday, July 26, 2019
The U.S. is a big place, nearly 1.9 billion acres. Stacey Vanek Smith and Cardiff Garcia from NPR's daily economics podcast, The Indicator, look at how all that land is divvied up.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Niche sports, such as cornhole, axe throwing and even professional arm wrestling, are beginning to attract interest and money. These less traditional sports are gaining sponsors.
Thursday, July 04, 2019
One of the largest companies in the world, Amazon, just shuttered its food delivery service, Amazon Restaurants. But Amazon's fails are a bit different.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Long a feature of white-collar employment agreements, non-compete clauses are increasingly showing up in blue-collar job contracts. That move may be hurting the economy.
Thursday, June 20, 2019
New rules in California governing groundwater usage have pushed farmers to experiment with some innovative techniques, including developing micro markets for water.
Friday, June 14, 2019
A recent study finds that the temperature of the workplace could be affecting productivity, and women might be getting the worst of it.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
WeWork has been cropping up in cities all over the world. And now, it's planning to go public. More and more Americans are expected to work from flexible workspaces over the next decade.
Friday, May 31, 2019
President Trump announced an aid package for farmers last week worth $16 billion. It's meant to offset losses from the trade war. The Indicator podcast talked to one U.S. farmer about how helpful it will be.
Friday, May 31, 2019
In recent years, technology, education and government regulation have helped make the sport of surfing and finance less risky. Both have a lot in common and teach us a lot about risk.
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Plastic bags are not biodegradable and can do great harms to wildlife. Cities and states across the country are banning plastic bags, but those bans may be having unintended consequences.
Thursday, May 02, 2019
What one eBay listing can tell us about the bustling market for dinosaur bones.
Monday, April 29, 2019
A report from Glassdoor reveals which industries have the starkest gender pay gaps.