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The Indicator from Planet Money

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A little show about big ideas. From the people who make Planet Money , The Indicator helps you make sense of what's happening today. It's a quick hit of insight into work, business, the economy, and everything else. Listen weekday afternoons.
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Are data breaches putting patients at risk?

9m · Published 13 Mar 19:13
Cyberattacks are plaguing the healthcare industry. It's an expensive and dangerous trend that's on the rise. Today, we consider why hacking is surging right now, why healthcare companies are being targeted and what hackers want from them.
Related episodes:
Cracking the code on cyber insurance
One hack to fool them all (Apple Podcasts / Spotify)
How to launder $600 million on the internet (Apple Podcasts / Spotify)
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What's behind Bitcoin's bullrun?

8m · Published 12 Mar 22:33
The introduction of brand new spot bitcoin ETFs has put bitcoin on a bit of a hot streak. Just this week, the price of bitcoin reached a record high of about $72,000 which is about 70% higher than it was a couple of months ago. So why exactly have these ETFs changed the perception around bitcoin so quickly?
Today on the show, we talk with a Bitcoin believer and a skeptic to understand what exactly all the fuss is about for these bitcoin ETFs.
Related episodes:
WTF is a bitcoin ETF? (Apple / Spotify)
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Is the financial media making us miserable about the economy?

9m · Published 11 Mar 23:12
There's been a disconnect between how the US economy is doing and how people actually feel about it. Maybe people are still burnt from when inflation was high, maybe it's the expensive cost of borrowing for a car or a mortgage, or maybe it's ... wait, are WE the problem?! Today we look in the mirror and find out if financial media contributes to negative economic sentiment.
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Why wind techs are so in demand

9m · Published 08 Mar 22:16
The job that's projected to be the fastest-growing in the U.S. is wind turbine service technician. So we wanted to learn what they actually do. Today on the show, reporter Darian Woods travels to a windy corner of Maine for a day in the life of one of these green-collar jobs.
Related episodes:
Why offshore wind is facing headwinds (Apple / Spotify)
A Man, a plan, wind power, Uruguay (Apple / Spotify)
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How to get Russia to pay Ukraine

9m · Published 07 Mar 23:37
Ukraine desperately needs money. And there's a tempting solution sitting in a Belgian financial institution: nearly $200 billion in frozen Russian assets. In today's episode, we learn about this unique depository where most of the Russian assets are stored and two proposals to get some of this money to Ukraine.
Related episodes:
The cost of a dollar in Ukraine (Apple / Spotify)
Russia's sanctions, graded (Apple)
Why Israel uses diaspora bonds (Apple / Spotify)
Economic warfare vs. Fortress Russia
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What would it take to fix retirement?

9m · Published 06 Mar 22:22
The rising cost of living and longer life expectancy is making it harder for Americans to retire comfortably. Millions of Americans are behind on saving for retirement and face the possibility of working in their old age.
Economist Teresa Ghilarducci says she has a plan that could fix retirement in America. In her book, "Work, Retire, Repeat: The Uncertainty of Retirement in the New Economy," she proposes a few policies that she believes can help Americans currently struggling to retire. Today on the show, we talk to her about her ideas and why the current status quo is more serious than we think.
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How the SEC's new rule could reveal more about a company's emissions

8m · Published 05 Mar 23:35
The Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to issue new rules this week on how companies disclose their greenhouse gas emissions. This is part of a broader movement for more environmentally and socially conscious financial options, known as ESG investing. Today on the show, what the proposed climate disclosure rule says, why it's so controversial, and if it passes, what that'll mean for investors and the stock market.
Related episodes:
The OG of ESGs (Apple / Spotify)
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The growing industry of green burials

8m · Published 04 Mar 22:31
One estimate says 2.4 million people die in the U.S. each year, and burying them is expensive: a typical burial can cost about $10,000. That's a lot of money, caskets, and plots filling up cemeteries. But ... what if there was a cost-effective option to bury people, one that was good for the Earth and your pocket book? Today, we look at the prices and features of sustainable burials.
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Wendy's pricing mind trick and other indicators of the week

8m · Published 02 Mar 01:00
It's Indicators of the Week, our weekly look under the hood of the global economy! Today on the show: Tyler Perry halts his film studio expansion plans because of AI, Wendy's communications about a new pricing board goes haywire and a key inflation measure falls.
Related episodes:
Listener Questions: the 30-year fixed mortgage, upgrade auctions, PCE inflation (Apple / Spotify)
AI creates, transforms and destroys... jobs (Apple / Spotify)
The secret entrance that sidesteps Hollywood picket lines (Apple / Spotify)
The Birth And Death Of The Price Tag
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Why Israel uses diaspora bonds

8m · Published 29 Feb 21:05
Israel has long raised money from individual supporters living overseas through a tool called diaspora bonds. This financing tool is part patriotic gift and part investment. Today, we look at how diaspora bonds work and how Israel is making use of them for its war effort.
Related episodes:
The Great Remittance Mystery
Oil prices and the Israel-Hamas war (Apple / Spotify)
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The Indicator from Planet Money has 618 episodes in total of non- explicit content. Total playtime is 96:19:45. The language of the podcast is English. This podcast has been added on February 22nd 2023. It might contain more episodes than the ones shown here. It was last updated on April 12th, 2024 04:42.

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