Stacey Vanek Smith

Stacey Vanek Smith appears in the following:

The Economics Of Apologies: Why Saying Sorry Isn't Always As Easy As It Seems

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Companies make mistakes, and it turns out there are expensive and inexpensive ways to apologize for them. NPR's Planet Money's looks a study that finds out how apologies really work.

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The Economics of Apologies

Friday, October 12, 2018

Turns out nothing says 'I'm sorry' like cold, hard cash

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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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The Iron Lotus

Monday, October 08, 2018

The reverse stock split is the Iron Lotus of the financial world. It looks complicated and absurd, and it often doesn't end well.

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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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Latest Trend: U.S. Companies Are Engaged In Stock Buybacks

Friday, October 05, 2018

Companies flush with cash are choosing to use some of that money to buy back their own stock shares, instead of investing in new products or raises for employees. So, is this a good trend?

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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 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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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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Baby Got Buybacks

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Companies are buying back stock from shareholders more than ever. Not everyone thinks that's a good thing.

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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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While Demand For Rice In Japan Is Down, Prices Are Going Up

Friday, September 21, 2018

The Japanese are eating less rice. But prices are now so high that they are buying imported rice, rather than the home-grown version. It's also a story of tariffs, subsidies and incentives.

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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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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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