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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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1866 - Wendy's pricing mind trick and other indicators of the week
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  • 1866 - Wendy's pricing mind trick and other indicators of the week

    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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    Sat, 02 Mar 2024
  • 1865 - Why Israel uses diaspora bonds

    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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    Thu, 29 Feb 2024
  • 1864 - What the data reveal about U.S. labor unrest

    From "Hot Labor Summer" to "Striketober," 2023 was another big year for workers joining picket lines. Today on the show, we'll dig into two recent reports that shed light on the state of labor unrest in the U.S.. We'll look at what industries are driving this trend, how workers are feeling about their jobs and what that says about the American labor movement.

    Related episodes:
    Why residuals are taking center stage in actors' strike (Apple / Spotify)
    The never-ending strike (Apple / Spotify)
    The strike that changed U.S. labor

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    Wed, 28 Feb 2024
  • 1863 - How to make an ad memorable

    Super Bowl ads this year relied heavily on nostalgia and surprise –– a few tricks that turn out to embed information into our brains. Today, neuroscientist Charan Ranganath joins the show to dissect the world of marketing to its biological fundamentals and reveal advertisers' bag of tricks.

    Charan Ranganath's new book is Why We Remember: Unlocking Memory's Power to Hold On to What Matters.

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    Tue, 27 Feb 2024
  • 1862 - Reddit's public Wall Street bet

    Any day now, social media platform Reddit is expected to launch an initial public offering (IPO), earmarking shares for its most dedicated users. On today's show, our friends at WBUR podcast Endless Thread help us unpack why Reddit is making this move, and what it might mean for Reddit's stock.

    Related episodes:
    r/boxes, r/Reddit, r/AIregs (Apple / Spotify)

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    Mon, 26 Feb 2024
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