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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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Facebucks

This week Facebook announced plans for its own cryptocurrency, the Libra. Regulators are cautious, and no one really knows how it will work. But Wall Street is excited.

Facebucks

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Japan's Inflation Gamble

Japan is still recovering from a brutal recession that lasted ten years. The country has tried a variety of fiscal and monetary measures to bring its economy back.

Japan's Inflation Gamble

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The Economic Expansion Turns 10!

The U.S is about to mark the longest economic expansion in its history. It's an impressive achievement, but in many ways the economy is still struggling.

The Economic Expansion Turns 10!

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Animal Spirits

People hear the word 'economics' and probably think: numbers, equations, and percentages. But hidden underneath the math, is a force that can't be quantified.

Animal Spirits

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The Governor Is Suing My Hometown

The mayor of Huntington Beach says he wants less housing development in his city. The governor of California says that's against the law.

The Governor Is Suing My Hometown

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The Water Marketplace

New rules governing water use in California have sparked innovation in agribusiness, including a brand new market for water.

The Water Marketplace

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Your Questions: Meatless Meat And GDP

Today we answer listener questions: How does U.S. gross domestic product break down into different industries, and how do meat alternatives compare to the real thing?

Your Questions: Meatless Meat And GDP

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Hooponomics

The introduction of the three-point line changed how people play basketball. And it has some compelling parallels to economics.

Hooponomics

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Jobs Friday: Summer Slowdown Edition

Happy Jobs Friday! The labor market is showing signs of slowing down. The unemployment rate is still low at 3.6 percent, but only 75,000 jobs were added in the month of May — a lot fewer than what economists expected.

Jobs Friday: Summer Slowdown Edition

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The Battle For The Office Thermostat

Office temperature can affect more than comfort; a recent study shows it has serious implications for productivity. We talked to one economist who quantified the effects of temperature on men and women.

The Battle For The Office Thermostat

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