Stacey Vanek Smith

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The U.S. Has Nearly 1.9 Billion Acres Of Land. Here's How It Is Used

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.


Cornhole And Other Less Traditional Sports Gather More Attention

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.


Amazon Shuts Down Food Delivery Service

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.


In Tight Labor Market, Blue-Collar Employers Turn To Non-Compete Clauses

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.


How 1 Farmer Navigates California's Strict Limit On Groundwater

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.


More Evidence In Office Temperature Battles

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.


Flexible Workspaces Could Be The Future For More Americans In The Next Decade

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.


What Trump's Latest Aid Package Means For U.S. Farmers

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.


Catch The Wave: Commonalities Of Surfing And Finances

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.


Why Banning Plastic Grocery Bags Could Be A Bad Move

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.


Selling Dinosaur Bones On eBay

Thursday, May 02, 2019

What one eBay listing can tell us about the bustling market for dinosaur bones.


Where The Gender Pay Gap Is Widest

Monday, April 29, 2019

A report from Glassdoor reveals which industries have the starkest gender pay gaps.


Why Superman Doesn't Take Over The World

Friday, April 26, 2019

Superman could easily take over the world. But there are some good economic reasons why he doesn't.


Selling A T-Rex On eBay

Thursday, April 25, 2019

On eBay right now: A baby T-Rex. The price? $2.95 million.


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.


Is Everything Awesome In The Economy?

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The first few months of 2019 looked troubling. But now we seem to be on the upswing.


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?


Episode 907: Two Spring Indicators

Friday, April 19, 2019

A trade war with China—and a hurricane—make peanut farmers miserable. And we look at the World Happiness Report for 2018.


A Brief History Of Income Taxes

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Taxes have been around forever. But the income tax? In the U.S., it's relatively recent.


How Quebec's Maple Syrup Stockpile Can Impact An Entire Global Industry

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Maple syrup is so important to Canada that producers in the province of Quebec have created a strategic reserve of the sweet stuff. The Planet Money Indicator team paid the reserve a visit.